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Bailey Cates

A pseudonym used by Cricket McRae

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.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.

Genres: Cozy Mystery
Bailey Cates recommends
Flowers and Foul Play (2018)
(Magic Garden Mystery, book 1)
Amanda Flower
"Flowers and Foul Play smoothly paced series debut is layered with appealing characters and a well-plotted puzzle flavored with gentle magic and a whisper of romance. I look forward to many more stories from Amanda Flower and her heroine, Fiona."
A Dream of Death (2019)
(Kate Hamilton , book 1)
Connie Berry
"Delightfully steeped in the flavors of Scotland past and present...Berry is a deft storyteller who weaves together murder, secrets, and historical tragedy with a smooth hand. A Dream of Death grabbed my attention from the start and didn't let up."
Death in a Budapest Butterfly (2019)
(Hungarian Tea House Mystery, book 1)
Julia Buckley
"Hana is a smart and engaging heroine with just the right amount of sass."
A Deadly Inside Scoop (2020)
(Ice Cream Parlor Mystery, book 1)
Abby Collette
"With an endearing cast of characters ranging from Bronwyn's close-knit, multi-generational family to her feisty best friends, this intricate mystery plays out with plenty of suspects, tons of motives, and an ending I didn't see coming."
A Spell for Trouble (2020)
(Enchanted Bay Mystery, book 1)
Esme Addison
"A refreshing paranormal mystery featuring water witchery, mermaids, and family secrets, A Spell for Trouble is the perfect blend of thrill, whimsy, magic, and romance. Expertly plotted and filled to the brim with enchantment, this debut features a main character that has you cheering for her from start to finish. I can't wait to see what Alex Daniels gets up to next."
A Brush with Murder (2021)
(Paint by Murder Mystery, book 1)
Bailee Abbott
"Cleverly plotted and skillfully written, A Brush with Murder has it all – a clever mystery, an intrepid accidental sleuth, a charming town full of artists, history, and secrets, and a hint of romance for good measure. I can’t wait to see what Chloe Abbington gets up to next in Whisper Cove!"
Steeped to Death (2022)
(Witches' Brew Mystery, book 1)
Gretchen Rue
"A fantastic series debut, this twisty mystery has all the cozy goodness - baked goods, enchanted tea blends, a bookstore, a fat orange cat, a charming small town full of quirky characters, and a witchy heroine who's funny, smart, and strong . Just my cup of tea!"

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