When you think of cozy mystery series, you probably think of cozy villages, eccentric villagers, and…. gourds!?! How about soap making or candle making? Hmmmm…..
Tim Myers (aka Elizabeth Bright) writes the Soap Making Mystery Series and the Candle Making Mystery Series, along with the Lighthouse Inn Mystery Series. On the other hand, Elizabeth Bright writes the Card Making Mystery Series.
Cricket McRae writes the Homecrafting Mystery Series which features a soap maker.
Maggie Bruce (aka Marilyn Wallace) writes the Lili Marino Gourd Crafting Mystery Series. I have seen segments on craft shows that showcase gourd crafting, and I have to say that it looks like a really neat hobby. Right now, though, I think I’ll just stick with the gourd crafting that Lili Marino does. (By the way, Bruce is also a gourd artist!)
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Add Cricket McRae and “Lye in Wait” to your ‘soap-making’ mystery list. This is the first in a planned series and it is delightful. Takes place in the Pacific Northwest in a small town north of Seattle. The characters are wonderful and ‘who-dunnit’ kept me guessing ’til the end! I understand the sequel will be out in August! I believe the title is “Heaven Preserve Us”.
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Thanks, Susan, for the comment. I added Cricket McRae to the site after I wrote this theme page. I have just added her to the theme.
I just stumbled upon this blog and I am so delighted I did! I am a true devotee to cozies and an amateur soap maker. With so many cozy setting already explored within the genre, I finally thought that someone out there must have made one on soapmaking theme as well! Thank you so much for all the wonderful information on the blog! this is the most detailed database I have ever seen online! Thanks again!