Book Review-Fishtown: A Jack Regan/Izzy Ichowitz Novel-Neal Goldstein | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Fishtown: A Jack Regan/Izzy Ichowitz Novel-Neal Goldstein

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Plenty of twists and turns in this murder mystery which involves more then your usual cast of good guys, bad guys and government agencies here and from abroad! In this one the bad guys are actually the good guys--sometimes--but not always. This one really kept me intrigued and reading wanting to know who really killed those 4 young woman and how would it end. I guess none of these characters really trusted each other and the ending will have you wanting to know what happens next-------------NOT FAIR--now I have to go find the next in this series!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

It’s been six weeks since the rogue Mossad agents, Nooris and Rabinowitz, were recaptured when their attempt to discover the identity of the person who betrayed them was thwarted by the very individual they were seeking. Homicide Detective Isadore Ichowitz is recovering from the wounds he sustained in the incident when Nooris shot him to convince Vito Coratelli to tell them what they wanted to know. Even though Nooris and Rabinowitz are being detained as terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Ichowitz is concerned that Shona Cohen, the remaining member of the gang, who is still on the loose, is a continuing threat to the well-being of his godson, Assistant District Attorney Jack Regan and his family.

Jack believes Izzy’s concerns are unwarranted. After all, why would someone who is wanted for murder return to Philly, when her companions are in custody with no chance for release, and she still possesses a valuable post-impressionist painting worth millions, ‘The Pitcher’ by Georges Bracque, that her gang stole from the Barnes Foundation?

Jack’s wedding to Kate O’Malley is only 48 hours away, when all hell breaks loose.

Jack and Izzy are ‘requested’ by the CIA to fly to Cuba to assure the former Mossad agents that the deal the U.S. Attorney offered them in return for information that can lead to the apprehension of the new head of Al Qaeda is genuine. Neither Jack nor Izzy can figure out why the terrorists insist on their presence. Jack barely makes it back to Philly in time for the wedding ceremony. Before he can brush the rice from his hair, he has to put his honeymoon plans on hold to help prosecute a multiple murder case against a doctor who ran an abortion mill in West Philly. The doctor is represented by none other than Vito Coratelli.

Izzy’s retirement from the Philadelphia Police Department is derailed, when the remains of four young women, holding hands, are unearthed in a construction site in Fishtown, an old Philadelphia neighborhood near the banks of the Delaware River, that is fast becoming a destination address for artists, toney restaurants and hip young professionals who follow in their wake. The crime scene reminds the Homicide Chief of a murder investigation Izzy handled 40 years ago.

As Ichowitz delves into the mystery of the Fishtown bodies, and Jack’s involvement in the murder case becomes more complicated, their concern for the safety of Kate and her son Liam becomes real, when Nooris and Rabinowitz are released from custody, and no one knows the whereabouts of Shona Cohen.

Is there a connection between the bodies and the case Izzy handled 40 years ago? Are Kate and Liam in harms’ way? Find out in Neal Goldstein’s new novel, Fishtown, the exciting sequel to Murder and Mayhem in Manayunk.


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About the Author: (from Amazon)


I was born and raised, and have lived all my life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I can't imagine a better place in which to spend a lifetime. Yes, I'm talking about Philly, got a problem with that? Where else can you eat a freshly baked soft pretzel with mustard and drown it down with a bottle of Franks, black cherry vishniak soda for breakfast, and eat an Italian hoagie on a crusty roll from one of the bakeries in South Philly for lunch?

The city of Brotherly,( and Sisterly) Love is the setting of my three novels, Murder and Mayhem in Manayunk, The Pa-la-ti-shan (Politician), and Fishtown, ( the sequel to Manayunk). I'm currently working on the third book in the Jack Regan/Izzy Ichowitz series, Northern Liberties, that is scheduled for publication in 2016.

When I'm not writing novels I practice law, (have you ever noticed how many lawyers want to become authors? Just sayin.) Of the two, I prefer writing, since I can get away with murdering someone who annoys me, e.g. other lawyers, judges, etc., without being prosecuted. Anyway, I hope you'll be curious enough to check out my books. People tell me they're fun to read, but what else would they tell me?

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27 comments :

Angelic Sinova said...

Murder mystery's always make for a good read. The more twists and turns the better! I'll definitely be adding this to my summer reading list <3

Gladys Parker said...

This does sound like a book full of intrigue. I don't read murder mysteries as a rule, I don't read much of anything but my aunt loves them and I get her them often for holidays, what is better than a basket full of books for a book lover?

Fiona said...

This sounds like a very intriguing book. I've just begun reading again for leisure and finished three books this month so I'm on the look out for good book suggestions, thank you :)

Sharon Martin said...

Sounds like it highlights the big question 'who can you trust?' I know a certain husband who would really enjoy this one.

ourfamilyworld said...

Sounds like an exciting murder mystery book. I would love to read this.

Masshole Mommy said...

I love a good murder mystery. So does my hubby - this is right up his alley!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I like that this plot has so many turns and twists. Those are the best qualities of any good murder mystery.

Mama to 5 said...

Sounds like a great murder mystery! Definitely sounds suspenseful and intriguing!

kandice kullmann said...

looks like a really interesting book. Im always looking for new reading material!

Emily Reviews said...

This sounds like a book my sister would really enjoy.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I like a good murder mystery, but get so aggravated with cliff hangers! Hope the next one answers your questions!

Bruce & Sally Witt said...

I love/hate series!! I love to keep visiting with good characters, but I can't wait for a new book to be written to find out what comes next. I like it better when they are all done and I can read the next one right away.

I am excited to find this author. We live right near Philly and I love to read books about places that I know.

Valerie Earnest said...

Perfect timing! I am running out of books to read and this one sounds just up my alley! Thanks for the recommendation!

Jennifer Juro said...

I love a good murder mystery! I have not heard of this author before it sounds like a great read!

Alanna said...

This sounds like an entertaining read! I'm sure you wouldn't want to put it down once you pick it up! :)

Franc said...

I like the murder mystery theme and the anything goes and don't trust anybody concept. This would really keep you hooked until everything is resolved.

Miranda Myrabev said...

How very intriguing is this book, I am in suspense already and need to check it out asap

Shaney Vijendranath said...

I enjoy books like these, I actually can finish them in one day lol. It becomes so addictive, I forget everything around me.

Joyce Duboise said...

Murder mystery!! Definitely up my alley! Hmm this definitely sounds interesting. I’d also like to know who killed the 4 young women and I have no read it haha.

Katherine Bartlett said...

My husband loves murder mysteries! He would love this book!

Lesley said...

I love a good murder mystery. Will be adding this to my list!

Victoria- ABC Creative Learning said...

Definitely sharing with my mommy group! We are always looking for good books to read!

Deborah Williamson said...

Hubby a big fan of Murder mystery's will let him know about this book.

mail4rosey said...

Ah it's easy to think kindly of a bad guy when they are not always a bad guy... at least if it's in a book. :) Sounds like a great way to spend some time this summer...immersed in the book!

Christina Bhattacharya said...

Very interesting looking book. Thank you for your review. I enjoy your insight on all of these books and authors.

CourtneyLynne said...

Ooooooo this book sounds pretty fantastic!!! I just love a good murder mystery. I will have to check this out!

Jeana B said...

This book looks really interesting! And I love your review. Definitely sharing this with my friends!

 
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