Thirty-something crafter extraordinaire Sophie Mae Reynolds makes preserves by day and answers a crisis center help referral line by night. What better way to help people while still keeping a low profile? But on her very first night, she gets a call from a man who is threatening suicide ... and her. Angrily deeming the caller a crank, her boss, Philip Heavan, disconnects the line. Days later, Philip dies from a nasty case of botulism. Now, as a stalker singles out Sophie Mae, Philip's eerie last words keep coming back to haunt her: "Threat. Meant it."
Stirring up the town with talk of murder by preserves, can Sophie Mae and her handsome boyfriend Detective Barr Ambrose spoil a mad murderer's poisonous plans?
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"McRae writes about characters we really care about...Sophie Mae and her friends deserve many more adventures." -- Booklist
"Sophie Mae is a top-notch cozy heroine." -- Cozy Library
"McRae ably navigates the waters of small-town crime, establishing believable characters and capturing the charm and camaraderie of the denizens of Cadyville. This town might well be worth visiting frequently." -- Gumshoe Review
"Nicely paced without any time wasted, Heaven Preserve Us does a fine job of leading the readers through the investigation with no false starts or cheap side trips ... solid and entertaining." -- Reviewing the Evidence
"There's something special about McRae as her stong characters and unique plot are definitely spellbinding." -- Sydney Star Observer
“McRae delivers another satisfying and clever novel with an intriguing plot—murder by botulism.” -- Fresh Fiction