Home Crafting Mysteries by Cricket McRae Bailey Cates
The Home Crafting Mysteries series is a series of cozy mystery novels by American author Cricket McRae (Bailey Cates). The series follows thirty-something widow, Sophie Mae Reynolds, who makes and sells her own beauty products.

Cricket McRae began her Home Crafting Mysteries series in 2007 with the novel Lye in Wait. The series lasted six novels, concluding in 2012 with the novel Deadly Row to Hoe. Below is a list of Cricket McRae’s Home Crafting Mysteries books in order of wehn they were originally released (which is the same as their chronological order):

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

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Home Crafting Mysteries Synopsis: Lye in Wait is the first Home Crafting Mystery from debuting author Cricket McRae. Sophie Mae Reynolds is surprised to find a dead body in her own workroom. It’s the body of the local handyman, Walter Hanover. He died from drinking lye, something she has a lot of. But the police don’t suspect Sophie Mae, a widow in her 30s who makes and sells beauty products. Instead they call it a suicide. But why would a man with lottery cash and a loving fiancee kill himself? No one can stop the impulsive Sophie Mae from trying to find out, including her sensible best friend Meghan or Detective Ambrose, who incites annoyance as well as stomach flutters. Sophie Mae’s big mouth and sharp nose lead her to a peppermint-scented trail of arson, bigamy, and a shocking family secret that reveals a personal connection to Walter… and his killer.


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