Doing It at the Dixie Dew by Ruth Moose
“Moose’s delightful first cozy... stars Beth McKenzie, who returns to her hometown of Littleboro, NC, to open the Dixie Dew Bed and Breakfast… Little old ladies in gloves and hats, financial shenanigans, a large rabbit, and the fishbowl life of a small town add to the fun.”
“I loved it! So much fun to read--Ruth Moose has fashioned a fast-paced romp through small town society... mayhem and maybe even murder lurk behind those frilly lace curtains at the Dixie Dew B&B. This entertaining novel is just as rich and delicious as innkeeper Beth McKenzie's lemon crème cake.”
—Lee Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls
“As deliciously Southern as pecan pie, Doing It at the Dixie Dew is a dazzling and delightful debut mystery.”
—Carolyn Hart, national bestselling author of Death at the Door
Beth McKenzie’s wealthy first guest at her Bed and Breakfast, The Dixie Dew, arrives in a pricey sports car and leaves in a hearse. Beth has to find the real killer when the clueless two-man police force in her small Southern town name her prime suspect in the murder.
Ruth Moose’s first novel, Doing it at the Dixie Dew, won the 2013 Minotaur Books/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Award, published by St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books, May 2014. She was on the Creative Writing faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill for fifteen years.
She’s published three collections of short stories, The Wreath Ribbon Quilt, Dreaming in Color, and Neighbors and Other Strangers with individual stories in The Atlantic, Alaska Quarterly Review, North American Review, Southern California Review, and other places including publications in Holland, South Africa, England, and Denmark. Moose has published six collections of poetry, most recently, The Librarian and Other Poems and Tea. She’s received, among other awards for poetry and short story, a MacDowell Fellowship and a prestigious Chapman Family Teaching Award. A native North Carolinian, she now lives in Pittsboro, NC. Her website is http://ruthmoose.com.