By Delia Rosen
Murder’s at the menu during this savory debut. Gwen (nee Katz) Silver heard the brisket at her uncle’s Jewish deli, Murray the Pastrami Swami—the just one of its variety in Nashville, Tennessee—was “to die for.” yet she didn’t become aware of that intended actually… while Gwen learns she’s inherited Murray’s, the local New Yorker leaves her chaotic occupation and messy divorce in the back of to begin over in Nashville. however the enterprise turns out doomed from the beginning. Murray’s taken his recipes and mystery checklist of nutrients providers to the grave with him, and ruthless genuine property developer Royce Sinclair will cease at not anything to aim and sandwich Murray’s into his already overstuffed portfolio. Then, on Kosher Karaoke evening, longtime purchaser Buster Sergeant bites into his brisket…and bites the dirt. The coroner says nutrition poisoning, yet Gwen’s now not confident. Now, with the aid of hunky police detective Beau McClintock, “Nashville Katz”—as Gwen is readily nicknamed—will locate herself including “private investigator” to her resume—and a brand new like to her lifestyles.
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Tell the kitchen boys to have their carvin’ knives ready. ” I stood grinning as he broke the connection. Luke wasn’t just a good waiter. He was my knight in skintight blue jeans. I finally let my relief settle in. J. was watching my face. “Great,” I said. ” She beamed a smile at me, nodded toward the stage. “Seems things’re picking up all ways round. ” I looked. Buster Sergeant himself had taken the stage, dressed in black from his gleaming ostrich Western boots to his enormous ten-gallon hat.
But maybe I do a little right now. Because another fall like the last one and not all the deli’s horses or—” I snipped off the end of the sentence, unwilling to finish it. Everyone in my family had called Murray a hopeless dreamer, but I’d always seen him as a bright, free spirit without a grain of pessimism in his bones. Someone not all the world’s weight could crush. It might have disappointed him to hear me say that any fall would stop me from pulling my broken pieces together and climbing back up on my horse.
Insensitive as it might sound, I was worried about the harm that sort of attention might do to business. A customer dropping dead on my first Kosher Karaoke night—a famous customer, no less—was about the worst sort of publicity imaginable. I knew the local media would be all over the story and could almost hear the nightly news promo. “Coming up at eleven: Main Course, Heart Attack! ” I frowned. A man had passed away in my restaurant and here I was consumed with self-interest. I felt desperately ashamed.
A Brisket, A Casket: A Deadly Deli Mystery by Delia Rosen