One Foot in the Gravy

One Foot in the Gravy

[a Deadly Deli Mystery]

Book - 2011
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Revenge is served very cold in this deli-cious whodunit

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 the other guests must figure out who the killer is. It's all in good fun. . .until the "victim" comes crashing through the ceiling and lands--fatally--in Gwen's once-tasty gravy, literally smoked to perfection.

The amateur sleuth in Gwen knows the newly deceased, Hoppy Hopewell, was in quite a pickle. He squandered his family's vast fortune while having simultaneous affairs with Nashville's wealthiest women. . .many of who were at the party. But as Gwen digs deeper, she finds the case is messier than chopped liver. . .and discovers that she's somehow sandwiched between her boyfriend's possibly cheating heart and the deliciously handsome eyes of the detective working the case. . .

When you're a deli owner, life ain't always a bowl of chicken soup.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Delia Rosen is the author of A Brisket, A Casket and now lives in Maine. She spends her time between writing and searching for good bagels.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kensington Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9780758241719
0758241712
Branch Call Number: F ROS NVD
Characteristics: 313 p. ; 17 cm

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nidofito
Aug 30, 2014

If I could pretend that this was the first book of the series it would have been enjoyable. But since I didn't, I felt confused/annoyed/angry/furious and then insulted that the writer/editor thought us readers would just take whatever they throw at us. I don't mind that there were different authors writing. I don't care. But at least keep the names and the backstory intact. I was disappointed that they skipped the whole Royce-as-a-boyfriend thing that was perfectly set up at the end of the first book. I was so excited to see how Gwen would handle him as a maybe boyfriend when he's out for her property while also exploring her options with Beau. But all we got was a couple lines saying they had a one night stand and it was over. Not cool. I'm not even gonna bother with the whole Grant Daniels/Beau McClintock fiasco and his ever changing eye color. God, what a mess. It's a shame because the actual mystery was not half bad.

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