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Heading Uptown (Nina Fischman #3)

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
She's savvy, she's funny, and for some reason, she's single. She's a Jewish lawyer on Manhattan's Upper West Side whose simple case of probate leads to murder. Nina finds herself investigating the suspicious death of the primary executor to her mother's best friend's will, and what she finds are some very un-kosher goings-on.
Mass Market Paperback, 308 pages
Published February 1st 1994 by Dell (first published January 1st 1993)
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Lauren
Feb 11, 2013 Lauren rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Awful! One of the worst books I've ever read. A friend gave me this book because I like: witty murder mysteries. This does not qualify. To add further insult to injury it seems that no one proof read this book: ever! The number of typos and grammatical errors makes some paragraphs nearly impossible to read as all I could focus on was the errors rather than the plot. Epic fail.
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Feb 06, 2015 Jemera Rone rated it really liked it
Again, lots of fun; this accidental detective is more intent on finding a husband than finding the killer. She's the epitome of a housing court attorney, Jewish, single woman in her 30s in NYC. What could be more fun?
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Dec 03, 2014 Master rated it it was ok
Writer's style is flowing, self-analytic and funny though full of Jewism so a person like me who hasn't experienced Jewish community up-close cannot really connect. A bit too much New York defense-cum-bashing but overall not a bad time killer.
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New York attorney Marissa Piesman (Assistant New York State Attorney General) writes the popular Nina Fischman series and is also co-author of The Yuppie Handbook (1984).
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“It often struck Nina that women who seemed capable of only limited mental tasks in most situations could retain information regarding other peoples weight for years, sometimes decades. Unlike genuine idiots savants, they couldn't tell you that December 13, 1972 had fallen on a Wednesday. But they could often tell you, within a pound or two, how much you'd weighed that week.” 4 likes
“Ida was a natural historian who knew how to throw in enough fiction to keep up dramtic tension. And she was replete with details, like a big fat colorful nineteenth-century historical novel, inching forward slowly....Ida's narrative line, like her waistline, was ample.” 1 likes
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