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 style in Nashville, Tennessee—was “to die for.” yet she didn’t notice that intended actually… whilst Gwen learns she’s inherited Murray’s, the local New Yorker leaves her chaotic profession 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 record of nutrition 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 shopper Buster Sergeant bites into his brisket…and bites the airborne dirt and dust. The coroner says meals poisoning, yet Gwen’s no longer confident. Now, with assistance from 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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Housekeeping was another story, though I try to avoid slobbette status. Losing one of my cats under a pile of dirty wash would be tragic and inhumane. A slow, thoughtful breath slipped out over the unlit cigarette in my lips. Then I tilted forward to study another picture of Murray, one I’d brought from New York and stood on the opposite end of the desk from the memo spindle. This time my chair’s rickety springs made just the ittsiest bittsiest of squeaks, that’s how careful I was not to further destabilize the Leaning Tower of Cartons.
I’m a South Side girl. Never thought I’d be happy living outside Chicago. Then I meet Chris in an O’Hare waiting lounge…and zap! We’re engaged before I know what’s hit me. Cut ahead a year, I’m in Nashville, married to him, listening to his favorite hometown country music stations on the radio. ” “So you’re saying precisely what? ” Cazzie shooed me with a wave of her hand. “Moving here was a big change for me,” she said. “It took a while to make the adjustment. I don’t know about feeling like a gefilte fish.
I mean it,” I said after a moment. ” “When things go wrong for me, I always bounce back fast. ” “Bounceless,” I said. ” “At the deli? ” I shrugged, spreading my hands. Technically Cazzie Watts and her family were my neighbors outside Nashville, our adjoining villa-style condos being located in Antioch, a small suburban town about a dozen miles southwest of the city off Highway 41. “It’s the whole deal, Caz,” I said. “I’m not sure I can cut living here. Or if I’ve got what it takes to run Murray’s.