Search Results: "Sara Paretsky"


BOOK REVIEW

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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KILLING ORDERS by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1985

"She gives us a classic mystery, a page-turner in the best tradition."
Sara Paretsky brings us her third mystery, Killing Orders, and with it, her tough-girl detective V.I. Warshawski, a kind of grownup Nancy Drew—smart, gutsy, and able to balance thinking with acting. Read full book review >

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HARD TIME by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"A triumphant return to form for V.I., who's come back from a five-year sabbatical (Tunnel Vision, 1994, etc.) as strong as Vladimir Horowitz."
Driving home one night from a party for Global Studio star Lacey Dowell (the Mad Virgin), V.I. Warshawski nearly runs over a woman dying on an Edgewater street. Read full book review >

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INDEMNITY ONLY by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 1981

In Lamaar Ransome, Private Eye (p. 462), David Galloway played the idea of a super-hard-boiled female shamus strictly for laughs—not very successfully. 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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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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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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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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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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BURN MARKS by Sara Paretsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 1990

"Vic may still be lean and mean, but, here, her creator's style borders on the flabby."
Once again, Chicago's durable private-eye V.I. (Vicki) Warshawski is tangling with the forces of evil in her own hometown. Read full book review >