Search Results: "Sara Paretsky"


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SARA by Yasser S. Hassan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A scintillating tale that ends just as it gets going."
The government's leading telepath, John Doe, has a new Black Ops assignment: help mentor a beautiful test-tube woman whose powers exceed his. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN'S EYE by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

"Overall, though, disappointing."
Twenty-one all-new stories, mostly a somber, let's-take-ourselves-too-seriously collection featuring female protagonists from such women writers as old-timers Dorothy B. Hughes and Dorothy Salisbury Davis; England's Antonia Fraser; academe's Amanda Cross; a California pileup including Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, Faye Kellerman, Julie Smith, Susan Dunlap, Mary Wings, Marilyn Wallace, and Shelley Singer, the unique Maria Antonia Oliver, and Paretsky herself, whose sluggishly belabored case for V.I. Warshawski and introduction here ("there is no one way to view women") hardly represent her best work. Read full book review >

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BITTER MEDICINE by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1987

"Superior stuff."
Another bumpy trip for Chicago's tough, gruff super P.I.-lawyer V.I. Warshawski (Deadlock, etc.). Read full book review >

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BREAKDOWN by Sara Paretsky
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Plotted with all Paretsky's customary generosity, this standout entry harnesses her heroine's righteous anger to some richly deserving targets, all linked together in a truly amazing finale."
V.I. Warshawski's 14th case entangles everyone in Chicago from a murdered private eye to a pair of Senate candidates and the world's 21st-richest man. Read full book review >

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HARDBALL by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"A tormented, many-layered tale that seems to have been dug out of Chicago history with a pickax. Readers who persevere through that interminable first-half flashback will be rewarded with the tremendous momentum of the second half."
V.I. Warshawski's 13th case (Fire Sale, 2005, etc.) drags her back to Chicago's tumultuous summer of 1966. Read full book review >

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BLEEDING KANSAS by Sara Paretsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Big, ambitious and heartfelt. If it's less fully achieved than V.I.'s adventures, Paretsky's fans will probably devour it anyway."
The creator of V.I. Warshawski (Fire Sale, 2005, etc.) tells the story of three deep-rooted farm families in Lawrence, Kan., whose troubled interactions seem to recapitulate the state's violent history. Read full book review >

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GHOST COUNTRY by Sara Paretsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Still, Paretsky's ambitious, ambiguously religious novel earns an honorable place in the gallery of straight fiction by mystery writers from P.D. James's Innocent Blood to Walter Mosley's RL's Dream."
The Holy Spirit, or someone very like her, appears on the mean Chicago streets usually watched over by Paretsky's detective V.I. Warshawski (Windy City Blues, 1995, etc.)—and, brother, is she in a state. Read full book review >

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WOMEN ON THE CASE by Sara Paretsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Most notable as a barometer of the impressive verve and variety of contemporary women's mystery writing."
This sequel to A Woman's Eye (1991) packs 26 all-new or newly translated stories, linked for the most part not only by their female authors and sleuths, but for their focus on issues of special concern to women (most of them would be unrecognizable with men in the leading roles). Read full book review >

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WINDY CITY BLUES by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 1995

"Enough here to keep Paretsky's many fans going until their next novel-length fix, then, but nothing likely to win new followers."
No doubt about it: V.I. ("don't call me Vicki") Read full book review >

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BLOOD SHOT by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1988

"Paretsky could not have written this one better."
Paretsky (Bitter Medicine, etc.) is becoming the writer that Robert Parker used to be. Read full book review >

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FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A steadily deepening historical nightmare that ends up implicating pretty much everyone in sight in a multilayered coverup. Whodunit purists may be frustrated at the absence of a single villain to blame, but Paretsky's legion of fans will rejoice in her heroically scaled 20th novel."
Think V.I. Warshawski butts too many heads in Chicago? Wait till you see what happens when she and her dog, Peppy, leave the big city for the wide-open spaces of Kansas. Read full book review >

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BODY WORK by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Paretsky plays out her trademark political and social themes not with rhetoric, but with a compelling story of lives shattered by pride, greed and fear of the unknown."
Chicago investigator V.I. Warshawski (Hardball, 2009, etc.) struggles to clear an Iraq War vet charged with murder. Read full book review >