Book: Lye in Wait

Cricket McRae
Midnight Ink / 2007
Mass Market / 336 Pages
Series Home Crafting #1

That's just what Sophie Mae Reynolds finds in her workroom: the corpse of Walter Hanover, the neighborhood handyman. He died from drinking lye, something she has in good supply. But the police don't suspect Sophie Mae, a thirty-something widow who makes and sells beauty products. Instead they call it a suicide. But why would a man with lottery cash and a loving fiancée kill himself?

No one can stop the impulsive Sophie Mae from answering this riddle, not 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.

This crafty new series features real recipes and a blundering, yet lovable, amateur sleuth who brings a fresh face to cozy mysteries.

I picked this book up because Cruising some of the lists on Good Reads

What I liked the Most? the insights into home crafting cosmological

What I liked the Least? The name Sophia Mae – it drove me bonkers lol

Review: This one wasn’t as good as some of the others I read this year, but I’m willing to give the next one a go. It was an interesting book with really good characters and a solid story line. The “coincidences” were a bit over the top, but still decent.

Basically a nice cozy read – full of good coffee, tea, and a little romance.

Recommended to: fans of cute mysteries (not much depth)

Best Quote: “He gave me other ones too, I just thought they were plain old baseballs.”

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