Think real-estate is a current craze? Welcome to New York in the 1980s, where “the best thing about being obsessed with real estate” is that you can count on it to arise in conversation “about every ten minutes.” Nina Fischman mostly opts out of those conversations: she’s too busy running down to Housing Court on behalf of her “poverty law” clients, and tracking down sales on sweaters that camouflage the hips. But Nina’s mother, Ida, has a nose for the market, and that nose gets twitchy when old ladies in her building start dying, leaving apartments that have miraculously escaped what New Yorkers delicately call “the cockroach problem.” Over a nice snack of low-fat cottage cheese, she nags Nina into acknowledging the truth: someone’s making a killing in real estate. Unorthodox Practices is Nina's first outing as the very funny protagonist of a breezy, witty series.
"Funnier than the ads in the Sunday Real Estate section"—New York Times
Who's likely to like this: Fans of Janet Evanovich and Lisa Scottoline
2005 • Fiction/Mystery • 244 pages • ISBN: 9781933397191