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The Resource Doing it at the Dixie Dew : a mystery, Ruth Moose

Doing it at the Dixie Dew : a mystery, Ruth Moose

Label
Doing it at the Dixie Dew : a mystery
Title
Doing it at the Dixie Dew
Title remainder
a mystery
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Moose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beth McKenzie's attempt to turn an old Southern mansion into a Bed and Breakfast called The Dixie Dew is thwarted when her first guest is found dead in bed. Murdered, it turns out. Three days later a young priest who looks better in tennis whites than clerick black, is found strangled in his chapel. The whole town of Littleboro is abuzz, and Ossie Delbardo, the town cop whose job heretofore mainly involved controlling football traffic on Friday nights, is not cut out to solve the murders. With her barely opened B&B in danger of failing, and aided by her friend from high school and trusty handyman, Beth sets out to discover the truth of the murders. Littleboro has its share of characters, some of which are helpful and others misleading. There's Crazy Reba who lives in a tree, bathes in any bathtub she finds empty, and dumpster dives; Verna, the town know-it-all and affectionate owner of Robert Redford, a huge white rabbit; and Miss Tempie Merritt, music teacher and organist who always wears hat, gloves, and lace-trimmed white socks. When Beth herself is attacked, there's no more time for baking muffins and stencilling pineapples on the porch. She's in a race to uncover her neighbors' secrets before her hometown becomes her burial ground. Doing it at the Dixie Dew is a charming and delightful debut boasting distinctly Southern personalities and a fine mystery"--
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Summary
"Beth McKenzie's attempt to turn an old Southern mansion into a Bed and Breakfast called The Dixie Dew is thwarted when her first guest is found dead in bed. Murdered, it turns out. Three days later a young priest who looks better in tennis whites than clerick black, is found strangled in his chapel. The whole town of Littleboro is abuzz, and Ossie Delbardo, the town cop whose job heretofore mainly involved controlling football traffic on Friday nights, is not cut out to solve the murders. With her barely opened B&B in danger of failing, and aided by her friend from high school and trusty handyman, Beth sets out to discover the truth of the murders. Littleboro has its share of characters, some of which are helpful and others misleading. There's Crazy Reba who lives in a tree, bathes in any bathtub she finds empty, and dumpster dives; Verna, the town know-it-all and affectionate owner of Robert Redford, a huge white rabbit; and Miss Tempie Merritt, music teacher and organist who always wears hat, gloves, and lace-trimmed white socks. When Beth herself is attacked, there's no more time for baking muffins and stencilling pineapples on the porch. She's in a race to uncover her neighbors' secrets before her hometown becomes her burial ground. Doing it at the Dixie Dew is a charming and delightful debut boasting distinctly Southern personalities and a fine mystery"--
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307996
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DLC
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Moose, Ruth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O69
LC item number
D65 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Beth Mckenzie novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Bed and breakfast accommodations
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Doing it at the Dixie Dew : a mystery, Ruth Moose
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857982030
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9781250046383
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)857982030
Label
Doing it at the Dixie Dew : a mystery, Ruth Moose
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857982030
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9781250046383
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)857982030

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