A Brisket a Casket - Deadly Deli, Bk 1 Author:Delia Rosen 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 beh... more »ind 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.« less
After her uncle died, newly divorced New Yorker Gwen Katz-Silver aka Nash, inherits her deceased uncles' Jewish Deli. Things start to go south for the deli when a long time customer Buster Sergeant bites the big one on stage during karaoke night. After Gwen is attacked and shoved into her walk in refigerator, business starts to come to a crawl. Enter in slimey real estate developer, Royce Sinclair and his creepy atterney, Carl Liarson, trying to buy out Gwens deli. Gwen decides to start uncovering her uncles' past to figure out how to save the deli, and herself.
While I enjoyed this book, there wasnt much character development at all. The dialect was merely tolerable. To top it off, there wasnt any actual sleuthing involved. And yet, the story grew on me and was well resolved in only 230 short pages.
I will definitely continue this series, in hopes the next one will be better.
The mystery in this book was completely predictable and almost non-existent, but I decided that I still enjoyed reading it. The main character had me chuckling several times, and I'm curious to see what the author has planned for her in future books. If she could just write an actual mystery into the story, now then we'd have a really fun book! Will watch for book two in this series to see where the storyline goes.
Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
Nancy L. reviewed A Brisket, a Casket (Deadly Deli, Bk 1) on
1 member(s) found this review helpful.
The book was a bit corny, though I have to admit that the mystery of "who done-it" was not predictable. Loved the inclusion of recipes, however. I'm not sure if I will bother reading any other books in the series.