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PIESMAN, Marissa

ISBN 10: 0385305370 / ISBN 13: 9780385305372
Published by Delacorte, NY, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover

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FINE condition in FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1993. FIRST EDITION. AS NEW, bound in red and black boards with illustrated wraps. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. The third book and first hardcover in the Nina Fischman series. Bookseller Inventory # 000709

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Publisher: Delacorte, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Nina Fischman, a Jewish lawyer living on Manhattan's Upper West Side must look into the suspicious death of the principal heir to a large fortune. By the author of Unorthodox Practices and Personal Effects.

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Nina Fischman, a public service lawyer for the elderly, carries on the Rhoda Morganstern tradition of witty Jewish Manhattanites with husbandless homes and easily stirred sympathies ("Everything that happened to anybody anywhere was a concern. It made it difficult to prioritize"). Serving as executor of her mother's best friend's estate, Nina plunges into her third sleuthing adventure (following Personal Effects ) when she discovers a mystery surrounding the death of the deceased woman's son several months earlier. Her probe turns up a bunch of heartless rich people who dabble in adultery and questionable real estate deals. Relieving the fashionable ennui are a sad, smart, bulimic teenager and Nina's mother, a retired teacher who picked up not just a degree from Hunter College ca. 1939, but also a social conscience and an appreciation of "the moving primitivism of Diego Rivera and the agitprop drama of Clifford Odets" to match. These two characters, along with the disarming Nina, a solid plot, snappy prose and attorney Piesman's knowledge of New York City real estate and ethnic echelons, almost make the reader overlook her occasional inattention to what she has written a few pages earlier.
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