WEDDING BELL BLUES by Ruth Moose / Released August 2016 by Minotaur Books
The town of Littleboro, North Carolina is abuzz with gossip about Crazy Reba’s upcoming nuptials. Most brides go crazy at some point, but Littleboro’s resident homeless lady has had a head start: she’s beloved, indulged, and most of all, eccentric. Crazy Reba’s wedding plans go confirmedly awry when the bride-to-be is arrested for her finance’s murder.
Beloved owner of the Dixie Dew Bed and Breakfast, Beth McKenzie is determined to clear Reba’s name but gets in over her head when a woman who threatened to kill her books a room at the Dixie Dew, and Robert Redford, her neighbor’s white rabbit, disappears.
As if Beth’s week wasn’t hectic enough, Beth has to cater Littleboro’s First Annual Green Bean Festival and a famous food writer becomes deathly ill. Beth must battle through madcap mayhem to apprehend the culprit and save the day.
RUTH MOOSE is the 2013 winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition. She’s published three collections of short stories and six collections of poetry. She was on the Creative Writing faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for fifteen years and received the Chapman Award for teaching. She lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina.