Dixie Dew Reviews

Hardcover & Electronic

to be released May 6, 2014

available for pre-order from macmillan.com

Published by St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books/Macmillan

“Moose’s delightful first cozy, winner of the Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel, stars Beth McKenzie, who returns to her hometown of Littleboro, N.C., 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.”

Publishers Weekly

“Quirky characters, the beginnings of a romance, and the southern setting add to a story that will appeal to fans of Mary Daheim’s Bed-and-Breakfast mysteries and Sarah Graves’ Home Repair Is Homicide series.”


“Welcome to the Dixie Dew where the mysterious Miss Lavinia Lovingood meets her unfortunate end in a small Southern town peopled with zany–and I might add, suspicious–characters. I felt right at home there, although I did look over my shoulder during the whole delightful visit. A cuddle-up-by-the-fire kind of book. Put on the kettle!”

—Mignon F. Ballard, author of Miss Dimple Picks A Peck Of Trouble

“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, The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls

"Ruth Moose never lets action hesitate in this novel of mystery, manners, food, and more. It will hold you until way past lights out—you just might read until breakfast."

—Clyde Edgerton, bestselling author of The Floatplane Notebooks

“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

“Ruth Moose's debut novel is a winner. Moose expertly intertwines old secrets, colorful indiscretions and murder into an elegantly written mystery that will delight every cozy fan.”

—Sarah R. Shaber, author of the Professor Simon Shaw mysteries
and editor of Tar Heel Dead

Sweet Treats with a Side of Murder: Bad News at the B&B  —BookPage

Doing It at the Dixie Dew —Mystery Guild Book Club

Ruth Moose’s Debut Cozy Mystery: 25 Years in the Making, Ian Spiegelman —Bookish

Doing It at the Dixie Dew by Ruth Moose, Cathy G. Cole Kittling: Books

A Day in the Life of Verna Crowell [character from Dixie Dew], Ruth Moose —dru’s book musings

Fresh Meat: Doing It at the Dixie Dew, Terrie Farley MoranCriminal Element

Doing it at the Dixie Dew by Ruth Moose, David Marshall James Book Reviews by David Marshall James

New Author/Release Spotlight: Ruth Moose & Doing it At the Dixie Dew —Book Reviews and More by Kathy

‘Dixie Dew’ a cozy spot for mystery lovers, Linda Brinson Greensboro News & Record

Writer's revenge: Moose sure showed the naysayers ... even if it did take a while, Linda Brinson Greensboro News & Record

Review - Chief suspect hunts for killer: Delightful array of grotesques haunt town in 'Dixie Dew,' Ben Steelman  Star News Online

Doing It at the Dixie Dew by Ruth Moose Lesa’s Book Critiques