One Foot in the Gravy (A Deadly Deli Mystery #2)
When Gwen Katz inherits her late uncle’s kosher deli, Murray’s Pastrami Swami, little does she know that murder is always on the menu. Now Nashville Katz, as she’s quickly nicknamed, has landed her first catering gig: Social butterfly Lolo Baker’s audience-participation mystery party, where someone is “murdered” and th...more
I really liked Gwen, Thom, and several other characters in this book, but if you're an easily confused person, this book might not be for you if you read A Brisket, A Casket.
First, Gwen does not mention a thing about her cigarettes or chocolate loves, which were cute and integral in the first book.
The detective's name changed from Beau McClintock to Grant Daniels, and I ...more
Befuddled by divorce, former forensic accountant Gwen Katz, left New York City to assume ownership of “Murray’s”, her late musician-wannabe Uncle Norman’s Kosher Deli and catering business in Nashville, Tennessee. Despite getting used to single hood and “Music City” as well as the already established, slightly bossy Deli Manager, Thomasina Jackson and her staff, business was flowing along quite well . They had even booked a murder mystery-themed dinn ...more
by Delia Rosen
Let’s face it, who doesn’t like to hunker down with a good book and a snack and if the book is a mystery all the better! Rosen has a hit with this one. Gwen, “Nashville” Katz has inherited her Uncle’s deli and has decided that maybe her life needs a little more spice, mustard goes with anything? Oh well, so much for my humor. Along with the deli, she inherits the staff, and they are nothing like she is used to!
The murder occurs at the very first party, an audi ...more
In Rosen's defense, the humor genre and the mystery genre are so dissimilar that successfully combining them is a near-impossible task. In my eyes at least, she was trying too hard to be funny -- with the result that most o ...more
Typical girly mystery, with a theme about a silly woman from the North. IT IS VERY OBVIOUS FROM THE BEGINNING THAT THE AUTHOR KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT NASHVILLE, OR LIFE IN THE SOUTH. It is full of racial pings, and an flagrant put-down of Nashville and the South by someone whose only knowledge of the location is from tourists flyers. ...more