Alternate Sides by Marissa Piesman

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The latest mystery starring fiction's savviest and funniest single Jewish female lawyer, Nina Fischman, finds her defending her own boyfriend, Jonathan, after a doorman is killed while parking Jonathan's car. By the author of Close Quarters. Tour.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published July 1, 1995 by Delacorte Press. 248 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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All right, Jonathan's doorman, Ray Mendez, gets himself shot while he's moving Jonathan's car to the alternate side of the street, and Nina (``yenta extraordinaire'') gets to trace his unsavory connections to a prostitution ring and the city's bland public advocate, but why bother with mystery at...

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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 Jonath...

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