The protagonists in Murder in the Cemetery, Ed and Annie DeCleryk, enjoy entertaining in their backyard, which faces Lake Ontario. Following is a recipe Annie created for one of their picnics.
Provencal Sandwiches with Tuna, Basil and Tomato
½ C. red wine vinegar
6 flat anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry and minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 8-inch round loaves crusty bread
2 C. sliced radishes
2 C. loosely packed basil leaves
1 C. minced onion, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes and drained
1 6 ½ oz. cans tuna, drained and flaked
4 vine ripened tomatoes, sliced thin
In bowl whisk vinegar, anchovies, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Add oil in a stream, whisking until emulsified. Half breads horizontally and hollow out halves, leavening ½-inch thick shells. Spoon one fourth dressing evenly in each half.
Working with one loaf at a time, arrange half the radishes and top with ¼ basil in the bottom of shell. Sprinkle half the onion over basil. Arrange half the tuna on onion and top with one-third remaining basil. Arrange half the tomatoes on basil and fit top shell over tomatoes. Repeat with second loaf. Wrap sandwiches in plastic wrap and put in a shallow baking pan. Top sandwiches with a baking sheet and a large bowl filled with weights (You can also put something heavy on the baking sheet- purpose is to compress the bread). Chill at least one hour, but sandwiches may be made 4-6 hours ahead, chilled and covered. Cut into wedges to serve.
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Murder in the Cemetery: An Edmund DeCleryk Mystery by Karen Shughart
On a bright, spring afternoon the body of George Wright, a childhood friend of criminal consultant Edmund DeCleryk, is discovered at a cemetery where casualties of the War of 1812 are buried. After conducting an autopsy, the medical examiner determines that George has been murdered, the cause of death by poisoning. Lighthouse Cove Police Chief Carrie Ramos hires Ed to investigate, with his spunky wife, Annie assisting him.
Suspects include a physician’s assistant, college student and a family member, among others; however, George’s demise may be the result of secrets that have surfaced from the grave. You’ll discover what Ed found on the beach in Murder in the Museum and how that, and an artifact dating back to the early 1800s, are linked to this untimely death.
Annie loves to cook, and at the end of the book she shares recipes for meals she prepared for friends and loved ones.
Karen Shughart studied English Literature at S.U.N.Y Buffalo, received a B.A. in Comprehensive Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and completed graduate courses in English from Shippensburg University. In addition to Murder in the Cemetery (book two of the Edmund DeCleryk Cozy mystery series), she is also the author of Murder in the Museum( book one of the series), two non-fiction books and has worked as an editor, publicist, photographer, journalist, teacher and non-profit executive. Before moving to a small village on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Karen and her husband resided in south central Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg. To sign up for her blogs and newsletters or for more information, visit her website at https:// www.karenshughart.com.
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