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Knot the Usual Suspects

A HAUNTED YARN SHOP MYSTERY (Book 5) Coming in September 2015!  (Available, now, for pre-order from your locally-owned independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. In the latest from the bestselling author of Plagued by Quilt, Kath Rutledge yarn bombsRead More »

My Troubles

A collection of mystery short stories featuring sisters Margaret and Bitsy. Seven of the stories appeared first in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. The sisters live in Stonewall, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where Margaret owns andRead More »

Plagued by Quilt

Plagued_by_quilt2.inddA HAUNTED YARN SHOP MYSTERY (Book 4) When a long-buried murder is uncovered at the local living history site, Kath Rutledge needs help from Geneva the ghost to solve a crime that time forgot…. Available in paperback,  e-book, and audioRead More »

Spinning in Her Grave

SPINNING IN HER GRAVEA HAUNTED YARN SHOP MYSTERY (Book 3) Kath Rutledge is settling in as the owner of the Weaver’s Cat, a fiber and fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee. But nothing, not even the ghost haunting her shop, prepares her forRead More »

Dyeing Wishes

9780451239563_large_Dyeing_WishesA HAUNTED YARN SHOP MYSTERY (Book 2) Kath and her friends in TGIF – Thank Goodness it’s Fiber – visit Cloud Hollow Farm to learn the fine art of dyeing . . . Available in paperback, e-book, or audio fromRead More »

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Are you looking for my brother Andrew MacRae's website?
You can find me
at Killer Characters on the 23rd of each month,
at Amy Alessio's award-winning Vintage Cookbooks & Crafts blog on the first Monday of each month,
on facebook and Pinterest,
or almost any day in the children's department at the Champaign Public Library.
Free podcast
Listen to Margaret & Bitsy in "Fandango by Flashlight" from the December 2005 issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Reviews for Lawn Order
"Murder with a dose of drollery . . . Margaret, the independent-bookstore-owner-sleuth, entertains us as much as Nero Wolf's smart aleck sidekick, Archie Goodwin." ~ The Boston Globe
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"MacRae's witty first of a new cozy series." ~ Publisher's Weekly
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Interviews
on "Voices in Mystery" with host Nancy Carlson. 2010 and 2008
in "Smile Politely" Champaign-Urbana's online magazine, March 14, 2011 by Jeremiah Stanley