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Things are getting serious between Sophie Mae and Detective Ambrose. But Sophie Mae has a new love in her life—spinning. Pursuing her newfound passion is great fun . . . until her fellow co-op member, Ariel, is found strangled to death with Sophie Mae's very first skein of yarn.Young and pretty, Ariel used her feminine charms and sexual magnetism to lure married men. Was tThings are getting serious between Sophie Mae and Detective Ambrose. But Sophie Mae has a new love in her life—spinning. Pursuing her newfound passion is great fun . . . until her fellow co-op member, Ariel, is found strangled to death with Sophie Mae's very first skein of yarn.Young and pretty, Ariel used her feminine charms and sexual magnetism to lure married men. Was the murder victim truly a gold digger in hot pants? Or just a troubled girl who met a bad end? With a tangled weave of suspects to wade through and Barr's ex turning up, it's all Sophie Mae can do to unravel this tightly knitted mystery—without coming undone herself! ...

Title : Spin a Wicked Web
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ISBN : 9780738711232
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 278 Pages
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Spin a Wicked Web Reviews

  • Jennifer Hill
    2018-11-25 18:47

    I didn't like the cliffhanger ending, but I did like the story, although a little far-fetched. I like that you don't know who the murderer is right away, but it's starting to get a little annoying that you think it's this person, then this one, oh wait, maybe this one, etc...

  • Coco
    2018-11-18 19:55

    This is the third installment of Cricket McRae's Home Crafting Mystery series. As with the first two, I found it a quick and entertaining read. As a side note, this book is notable in that I believe it is the first book I've read in which someone "googles" something. Ha! The tone of this book was fun: Sophie Mae is finding her voice, and it's rather snarky. She has a great blend of confidence and sarcasm, but served with a great heaping dose of self-deprecation. My one complaint would be that I felt as if the reveal slipped past without my noticing it. I've experienced this with other mystery novels,'s almost like there are too many loose ends and red herrings to bring closure to, and it gives it a sloppy, hurried feeling. In this case, and without giving too much away, I am referring specifically to when we find out what happened to Sophie Mae's car. It just felt tossed in as an afterthought. I'm curious to see where McRae goes with this series. Cadyville seems to be a small, rural-ish town. As we enter into the fourth book, is it going to remain believable that this level of lethal crime exists? Even Miss Marple traveled once in a while...

  • Spuddie
    2018-12-09 21:48

    It's a cozy mystery. And I like it. That makes it something wonderful and unique. Trust me on this. If you knew the number of cozy series I'd tried to read and ended up throwing across the room at the would understand how tickled I am to find one I like. I mean...sometimes it's just nice to have something quiet to read at bedtime where people aren't getting eviscerated and stuff, you know?I started the series a couple of years ago when I was doing a book challenge where one of the categories was to find a book with a main character who shared either your first or last name. (The main character in this series is Sophie Mae Reynolds.) Once I found it, I realized I was actually interested in it, because SMR is a soapmaker, and she actually makes real soap the way I do. (Cold process.) (Unlike a couple of other series that were supposed to be about soapmaking, but were really about melt and pour soap decorating.) Even though the two subsequent books have featured other crafts at the forefront, I've still enjoyed both books, and I really like the main character and her supporting cast. I hope it continues on!

  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    2018-11-12 20:32

    Ms. McRae has an ability to make me want to begin the craft being showcased in each novel in her Home Crafting mystery series. So, now I want to learn spinning wool.Sophie Mae and Detective Barr Ambrose have some serious changes coming in their relationship. However, before we, the readers, can settle in on page one, sirens and flashing blue lights storm past their vehicle and change their plans and attitudes.As Barr does a complete turn about and asks Sophie Mae to gossip about the woman she found dead at the craft store/studio, Sophie Mae has to deal with a slightly psycho ex-wife, and she didn't even know Barr had been married!Solving two murders and perhaps more keeps us guessing and I found myself following happily along.This is a great crafting murder series and I can't wait to read her next book.

  • Erika
    2018-11-20 21:47

    A very enjoyable installment in this series. Again the murder and plot made sense and Sophie Mae's involvement in the investigation once again did not feel like a glaring plot hole you have to ignore to be able to read the book. I also really enjoyed the secondary plots character interactions outside of the mystery and I'm finding myself very engaged in their lives.I also found myself really enjoying her descriptions of the people, places and crafts more than before, I've enjoyed this aspect in her other books, but I feel the author is getting stronger with this aspect of writing with each book. She adds just enough detail to give you a feel of the location or the people but does not overwhelm you with to much description.

  • Jean
    2018-11-17 20:57

    Third in the series of her Home Crafting Mysteries - Cricket McRae gives us another fun and witty mystery to figure out. Sophie Mae cannot, it seems, keep out of the way of the murders that happen in her small town in Washington, while she tries keeping her personal life and business in order.Last mystery I actually figured it out before the last page; this time it took me by surprise - I love that in a mystery, don't you? I am moving on to #4 in the series, Something Borrowed, Something Bleu. If you haven't read Cricket McRae's mysteries yet, start at the beginning with Lye in Wait. Each mystery is one in it's own right, but Sophie Mae's personal life developes more fully with each new book, so it make sense to read them in order.

  • Susan
    2018-11-18 20:29

    Soapmaker Sophie Mae has joined a crafters' group, but when she finds the dead body of one of the artists, Ariel, she fears she's in over her head. She promises herself and her house mate that she will not interfere, but circumstances seem to keep drawing her into the puzzle, especially since her friends in the craft co-op are among the main suspects. But Sophie Mae has more problems on her hand when her policeman-boyfriend's ex-wife, a woman who looks much like Sophie Mae herself, shows up and wants to insinuate herself back into his life.

  • Carol
    2018-11-12 18:44

    Honestly, the thing I liked best about this book was the crafting content - mainly spinning and soapmaking. I didn't especially like the main character, Sophie Mae. There were times when I just wanted to slap some sense into her! Why do so many cozies have sleuths that rush off to confront murder suspects in secluded places, without even letting someone know where they're going, without taking a charged cell phone...? It helps the story move along, I guess, but I have trouble relating to characters with so little common sense.

  • Shirley Worley
    2018-12-11 19:57

    Spin a Wicked Web is the third book in the series by McRae. I thought it was a light and easy read and the plot had me guessing until the very end. The characters have grown on me, although I wish Sophie Mae would think before she speaks when she questions suspects. But that's seems to be part of her nosy personality and Barr seems to accept her as she is. Ahh, true love. Enjoyed learning a bit about the soap making and yarn spinning crafts.

  • Nicky
    2018-11-29 21:35

    I love it when a mystery can keep me guessing til the end. I completely enjoy this series. I have to admit though, I'm starting to not like Megan very much. She's so motherly to Sophie Mae, and is coming off like a know-it-all. She's really the only character that I don't care for. Can't wait to get started on the next book.

  • Gizzard
    2018-12-02 23:49

    Ok cozy mystery. Some of this one was silly, but overall it was ok. These are easy entertainment, good for a couple bucks. But like many by this publisher, if you want a few more, the 10 price tag is mind boggling. If a book is short and formulaic, and often mediocre in the writing, then they shouldn't cost more than a series romance.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-25 18:44

    Solid fun. I think part of the appeal for me about this series is the setting in the Seattle area - it's fun that I recognize many of the places where the action occurs. Tho I did want to smack Sophie Mae a couple times for going off on a tangent and shooting off her mouth without thinking first, but I guess that's part of the impulsiveness of her character. Overall, an enjoyble book.

  • Chris
    2018-12-09 00:47

    "I couldn't resist the cover when I saw this book at the library, and I'm glad I didn't! Spin a Wicked Web was a well-written and enjoyable read; it managed to avoid the cloying sweetness that too many craft-related books contain. I plan to read the other books in this series - and I wish I'd read the others first, as this turns out to be the third book."

  • Moondance
    2018-11-17 21:37

    I really enjoy this series. Sophie Mae is learning to spin and has joined a group of artists in a co-op. Her first skein of yarn ends up as a murder weapon. Barr's past is coming back to haunt him and Sophie Mae. Good characters and a very nice cozy. 3.5 stara

  • Emma
    2018-11-16 18:30

    I love this series, no.4 has been ordered! McRae strikes the right balance of humour and information about the crafts and gardening. I can't wait to find out what happens next with Sophie-Mae and Barr.

  • Ambra
    2018-11-19 21:31

    These books are a fun, quick, murder mystery series and I like the references to crafting and cooking. Moving right on to #4.

  • Brooks Jones
    2018-11-18 20:33

    Another solid offering in the Home Crafting cozy mystery series. I am really enjoying reading about the characters in Cadyville.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-23 23:45

    Really easy read, murder mystery. Part three in a series and part of the series discusses crafts (such as spinning, sewing.) I really liked it and would read another.

  • Katie Kent
    2018-11-14 19:54

    It was enjoyable due to the local scenery/streets and spinning/knitting references, but... Well, I think I've grown out of murder mysteries.

  • SandyKemp
    2018-12-09 00:29

    Very unbelievable, but I enjoyed the spinning aspect.

  • Sheila
    2018-11-28 21:36

    Delightful quick read. The author will be speaking at our library and I wanted to read a couple of her books.

  • Jill
    2018-12-12 19:50

    Fun, quick read.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-29 19:33

    Enjoyed this one even more than the last one. The characters are developing more depth and love all the crafty bits!

  • Lisa Bork
    2018-12-02 01:47

    Sophie Mae finds her fellow craft co-op member strangled on the co-op floor and her detective boyfriend enlists her help to ferret out gossip that might help his department solve the case.

  • Laura
    2018-12-02 21:56

    I picked this up at the library and found it disappointingly bland. Standard murder mystery in what could have been a great setting, if it had been better fleshed out.

  • ChrisGA
    2018-12-07 17:52

    Cozy mystery with Sophie Mae joining an art co-op and learning to spin. Lots of suspects and motives. Good mystery

  • Penelope
    2018-12-05 20:49

    This was my favorite of the first three. Love Cricket McRae!

  • Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
    2018-11-20 19:35

    I gobbled this one up. I love this series so far.

  • Kari
    2018-11-25 23:32

    Cricket has done it again! Another great book for a lazy rainy day. The characters and plot kept me reading all afternoon. Keep up the great writing.

  • Julia
    2018-12-06 22:30

    Very enjoyable cozy series!