Deadly Row to Hoe by Cricket McRae
(A Home Crafting Mystery)

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Ms. McRae ‘s writing is polished and can be very witty. Her descriptions are so vivid the reader can smell the fragrant candles and taste the colorful fresh dishes made with vegetables from the coop.
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Harvest time in Cadyville, Washington, finds Sophie Mae Ambrose volunteering at the local organic farm--and trying to make a little sprout of her own with Barr, her police detective husband. A dead body found in the farm's compost heap is enough to cast dark clouds over Sophie Mae's sunny mood, and when Barr's boss lets her know they need help identifying the body, a reluctant Sophie Mae presses her network of friends and neighbors into action. When a farmhand is found unconscious with a shovel-shaped bump on his head, Sophie Mae turns up the heat on their crop of suspects. If she and Barr don't root out the killer, it's only a matter of time before another victim is squashed.
 

About Cricket McRae

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A former resident of the Pacific Northwest where her novels are set, Cricket McRae has always dabbled in the kind of practical home crafts that were once necessary to everyday life. The magical chemistry of making soap, the satisfaction of canning garden produce, and the sensuous side of fiber arts like spinning and knitting are just a few of the reasons these activities have fascinated her since childhood. As a girl she was as much a fan of Nancy Drew as of Laura Ingalls Wilder, so it's no surprise that her contemporary cozy series features a soap maker with a nose for investigation.For two years Cricket managed her own soap making business, including all product design, manufacturing and marketing. She has also worked at a variety of other jobs, ranging from driver's license examiner to program manager at Microsoft. This fulfills her mother's warning that she'd never have a "regular" job if she insisted on studying philosophy and English in college.Now she lives in Colorado, fitting her interest in all things domestic around writing, hiking, biking and, currently, learning how to hate the game of golf.Visit Cricket online at www.CricketMcrae.com or at www.HearthCricket.com .nbsp;
 
Published November 8, 2012 by Midnight Ink. 266 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Mary Marks on Nov 09 2012

Ms. McRae ‘s writing is polished and can be very witty. Her descriptions are so vivid the reader can smell the fragrant candles and taste the colorful fresh dishes made with vegetables from the coop.

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