A Brisket, a Casket (Deadly Deli Series #1)

A Brisket, a Casket (Deadly Deli Series #1)

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by Delia Rosen
     
 

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Murder's on the menu in this savory debut.

Gwen (nee Katz) Silver heard the brisket at her uncle's Jewish deli, Murray the Pastrami Swami—the only one of its kind in Nashville, Tennessee—was "to die for." But she didn't realize that meant literally. . .

When Gwen learns she's inherited Murray's, the native New Yorker leaves her chaotic career

Overview

Murder's on the menu in this savory debut.

Gwen (nee Katz) Silver heard the brisket at her uncle's Jewish deli, Murray the Pastrami Swami—the only one of its kind in Nashville, Tennessee—was "to die for." But she didn't realize that meant literally. . .

When Gwen learns she's inherited Murray's, the native New Yorker leaves her chaotic career and messy divorce behind to start over in Nashville. But the venture seems doomed from the start. Murray's taken his recipes and secret list of food suppliers to the grave with him, and ruthless real estate developer Royce Sinclair will stop at nothing to try and sandwich Murray's into his already overstuffed portfolio. Then, on Kosher Karaoke Night, longtime customer Buster Sergeant bites into his brisket. . .and bites the dust. The coroner says food poisoning, but Gwen's not convinced. Now, with the help of hunky police detective Beau McClintock, "Nashville Katz"—as Gwen is quickly nicknamed—will find herself adding "private investigator" to her resume—and a new love to her life.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Delia Rosen is the author of A Brisket, A Casket and One Foot in the Gravy. She now lives in Maine. She spends her time between writing and searching for good bagels.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Hapless New York accountant Gwen Silver makes a disastrous move to Nashville to take over her uncle's deli in this flavorless debut. Gwen is happy to leave New York and her larcenous ex-husband, but the new venture hits a snag when local car dealer and celebrity Buster Sergeant keels over after eating her brisket. Then Gwen is attacked and locked into the walk-in freezer. Is the culprit pushy developer Royce Ramsey, lawyer Cyrus Liarson, or one of Gwen's own employees? Good thing she has attractively mysterious Det. Beau McClintock and bitchy battle-ax manager Thomasina Jackson on her side. The overworked shtick is full of caricatures and lacking in surprises, and awkward prose ("Only her anxious expression convinced me she wasn't setting a trap to test my deli acumen") further hampers the threadbare plot. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758241702
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Deadly Deli Series, #1
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
528,416
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Delia Rosen is the author of A Brisket, A Casket, One Foot in the Gravy, A Killer in the Rye, and From Herring to Eternity. She now lives in Manhattan. She spends her time between writing and searching for the best bagels she can find. She has two identical twin Siamese cats, named Johnson & Johnson, because she can’t tell them apart.

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Brisket, a Casket 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
WhimsicalCats More than 1 year ago
Loved the inside joke of "Nashville Katz". I won't bore you with a synopsis - you can get that elsewhere. Lots of fun and some quirky characters. Okay as a first in series -- hope for more in the 2nd. I enjoy mysteries with recipes and cats and this had both (although the cats are in name only). Maybe I just liked it because I use to live in Nashville. Read it in one day. I think the series has promise.
catalane More than 1 year ago
first time I read this writer. will have to read some more to be sure
LadyTessie More than 1 year ago
What could be funnier than placing a true NY Jewish deli in the deep South? Probably lots of stuff but for me - a former New Yorker living in the South - it brought plenty of giggles. A nice little mystery that was painless to get through. I enjoyed it a lot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent debute novel. Shows promise.
gabrielsmama More than 1 year ago
kept me guessin till the end...did not see it comin...lol
Mona Bultena More than 1 year ago
a nice cozy mystery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute quick read
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