“MacRae writes with familiarity, wit, and charm.” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Scones and Scoundrels

A HIGHLAND BOOKSHOP MYSTERY (Book 2) Coming in January 2018 Bringing together a body outside a pub, a visiting author determined to find the killer, and a murderously good batch of scones . . . Available for pre-order in hardback,Read More »

Plaid and Plagiarism

A HIGHLAND BOOKSHOP MYSTERY (Book 1) Janet Marsh, her daughter, and two friends decide it’s a dream come true and the chance of a lifetime to pool their money to buy and run a bookshop. The catch? The bookshop is in Inversgail, aRead More »

Knot the Usual Suspects

A HAUNTED YARN SHOP MYSTERY (Book 5) In the latest from the bestselling author of Plagued by Quilt, Kath Rutledge yarn bombs Blue Plum, Tennessee—and gets tangled up in the mystery of a bumped-off bagpiper. Available in paperback, e-book, andRead 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 »

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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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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