Bailey Cates
Bailey Cates is the pen name of American author Cricket McRae, who writes cozy mystery novels under both of the aforementioned names as well as under the name Bailey Cattrell. She has also written one standalone western mystery as K.C. McRae. Bailey earned degrees in philosophy and English from Colorado State University before moving to the Pacific Northwest for 20 years. Besides being a writer, she has worked as a driver’s license examiner, bookseller, newspaper ad manager and a localization program manager for Microsoft. Bailey has returned to Colorado, where she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, biking, hiking and golfing.

Under the name Cricket McRae, she became a published author in 2007 with the novel Lye in Wait. She debuted under the name Bailey Cates in 2012 with the novel Brownies and Broomsticks. Below is a list of Bailey Cates’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Home Crafting Mysteries Books


Lye in Wait(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heaven Preserve Us(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spin a Wicked Web(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Borrowed, Something Bleu(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wined and Died(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Row to Hoe(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Magical Bakery Mysteries Books


Brownies and Broomsticks(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charms and Chocolate Chips(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Enchanted Eclair(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic and Macaroons(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Enchanted Garden Mysteries Books


Daisies for Innocence(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Shotgun Moon(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Home Crafting Mysteries series was written as Cricket McRae. The Enchanted Garden Mysteries series is written as Bailey Cattrell. The novel Shotgun Moon was written as K.C. McRae.

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Bailey Cates Synopsis: In Shotgun Moon by K.C. McRae, Merry McCoy has served her time. After being convicted of revenge-killing the man who raped her four years prior, Merry has returned to the family ranch in Hazel, Montana. This time, however, she plans on steering clear of the law. But when her cousin Lauri is accused of murdering an ex-boyfriend, Merry can’t let her be railroaded the same way she was. Setting out to prove Lauri’s innocence, Merry gets close to her former flame, Officer Jamie Gutierrez, the only cop around she can trust. With Jamie and a no-holds-barred parole officer backing her up, Merry discovers the town’s good old boys — and girls — still like to play rough.


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