Alternate Sides: A Nina Fischman Mystery

Alternate Sides: A Nina Fischman Mystery

by Marissa Piesman

Editorial Reviews

Jewish Book World
Fifth in a series of mysteries with a New York setting and an irreverent tone. Written by a woman lawyer who handles her clues effortlessly.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Quintessential New Yorker, lawyer Nina Fischman, last seen in Close Quarters, pursues another murder investigation in her fifth appearance. Her boyfriend Jonathan becomes a suspect in the death of his doorman, who was murdered while moving Jonathan's car to comply with the city's arcane parking regulations. While using the investigation as distraction from such personal issues as whether she should leave her beloved West Side to move in with Jonathan in his charmless East Side high-rise, Nina, aided by her mother, Ida, uncovers a pimping operation operated by Mundo,the mailman who delivers to Jonathan's building. City politics enters the plot when Nina and Ida suspect that a high-ranking official may be be stalking one of Mundo's girls. Nina applies for a job in the politician's office, receives a marriage proposal, brokered by an unexpected source, and news that if her romance is to bloom, it may have to be somewhere well west of the Hudson. Piesman's smart, frenetic Jewish-lawyer heroine can be very funny, but her urban, single-woman crises have a one-note quality and finally overburden this plot, which descends to an anticlimactic close. (Aug.)

Product Details

Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
Nina Fischman Series, #5
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.93(d)

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