Heaven Preserve Us

Heaven Preserve Us

By Cricket McRae

Midnight Ink, Paperback, 9780738711225, 299pp.

Publication Date: August 2008


Praise for Lye in Wait, the first Home Crafting Mystery: "McRae crafts strong characters and] spins a credible, enjoyable plot." --Library Journal" A] wonderful start to a mystery series." --Cozy Library

Wine jelly. Watermelon pickles. And a suicidal stalker? Great.Thirty-something crafter extraordinaire Sophie Mae Reynolds makes preserves by day and answers a crisis center help referral line by night. What better way to help people while still keeping a low profile? But on her very first night, she gets a call from a man who is threatening suicide . . . and her. Angrily deeming the caller a crank, her boss, Philip Heaven, disconnects the line. Days later, Philip dies from a nasty case of botulism. Now, as a stalker singles out Sophie Mae, Philip's eerie last words keep coming back to haunt her: Threat. Meant it.

Stirring up the town with talk of murder by preserves, can Sophie Mae and her handsome boyfriend Detective Barr Ambrose spoil a mad murderer's poisonous plans?This dangerously delicious second book in the Home Crafting Mystery series also includes recipes for preserves and beauty products.

About the Author
Cricket McRae's contemporary Home Crafting Mysteries reflect her interest in traditional colonial skills. Set in the Pacific Northwest, they feature activities like soap making, food preservation, spinning, cheese making, and mead making. For two years Cricket managed her own soap making business, including all product design, manufacturing and marketing. The author resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. She also writes the Magical Bakery Mysteries under the pen name Bailey Cates. For more information and recipes, visit CricketMcRae.com and HearthCricket.com.