Sara Paretsky


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    Private Investigator

    Aug-2015

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 18

    Chicago s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky. No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few sh...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2014

    Two Sara Paretsky mysteries in one collection "Dealer's Choice" On the day after Easter, a woman enters Detective Marlow's office, determined to have his help in settling her brother's gambling troubles. It isn't long, however, before Marlow becomes ...

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    Private Investigator

    Oct-2013

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 17

    New York Times-bestselling author Sara Paretsky's brilliant protagonist V.I. Warshawski returns in another hard-hitting entry, combining razor-sharp plotting and compelling characters with a heady mix of timely political and social themes. V.I. Wa...

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    Private Investigator

    Jan-2012

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 16

    Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabb...

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    Thriller

    Oct-2011

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    Private Investigator

    Sep-2010

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 15

    "Doctors take days off -- why not PIs?" V.I. Warshawski demands. But when America's hardest-working private eye goes clubbing, a stranger is shot and dies in her arms. V.I. has been visiting Club Gouge, Chicago's edgiest nightspot, where a woman...

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    Private Investigator

    Oct-2009

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 14

    Chicago's unique brand of ball is sixteen-inch slow pitch, played in leagues all over the city for more than a century. But in politics, in business, and in law enforcement, the game is hardball. When V. I. Warshawski is asked to find a man who's ...

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    Thriller

    Jan-2008

    In Kansas, on land that once saw some of America's bloodiest antislavery battles, three families have coexisted for more than one hundred fifty years: the Grelliers, the Fremantles, and the Schapens. Once allies in the fight against slavery, today th...

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    Suspense

    Oct-2007

    The latest: an anniversary anthology of 25 short stories by today's best women mystery writers: Sara Paretsky Sue Henry Sue Dunlap P.M. Carlson Rochelle Krich Linda Grant Carolyn Hart Libby Fischer Hellman Nancy Pickard Kate Grilley Medora Sale Barb...

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    in Deadly Housewives

    Mystery

    May-2006

    Wisteria Lane has nothing on the grandes dames of mystery. . . . In the expert hands of fourteen unsurpassed storytellers, being a housewife takes on a whole new meaning. Get ready for a lethal mix of meddling mothers-in-law, creepy neighbors, cheat...

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    Private Investigator

    Jun-2005

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 13

    A conscience can weigh a PI down more than the heaviest firearm--and get her into more trouble. It's that nagging conscience that makes V. I. Warshawski agree to fill in as coach for the girls' basketball team at her South Chicago alma mater--which i...

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    Private Investigator

    Sep-2003

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 12

    As a favor to her most important client, V. I. agrees to check up on an empty mansion. But instead of a mysterious intruder, she discovers a dead man in the ornamental pond--a reporter for an African-American publication whom the suburban cops are q...

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    Private Investigator

    Sep-2001

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 11

    For V.I., the journey begins with a national conference in downtown Chicago, where angry protesters are calling for the recovery of Holocaust assets. Replayed on the evening news is the scene of a slight man who has stood up at the conference to tell...

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    in Mysterious Pleasures

    Mystery

    2000

    'Show me a man or woman who cannot stand mysteries and I will show you a fool. A clever fool -- perhaps -- but a fool just the same' RAYMOND CHANDLER Ever since its creation in 1953, the Crime Writers' Association has celebrated and champione...

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    Private Investigator

    Sep-1999

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 10

    In an instant, the lives of two women collided. One was behind the wheel of a Trans Am she liked to drive too fast. The other was lying in the road, dying an agonizing death. When Chicago private eye V. I. Warshawski got out of her car to look at the...

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    Suspense

    May-1998

    Sara Paretsky's genius made Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski a household name. Now the New York Times bestselling author explores an unseen corner of the city she loves. In Ghost Country she has written a parable for the millennium, a powerful,...

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    Suspense

    Mar-1998

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    in Women On the Case

    Mystery

    May-1996

    Crime and detection are women's work for twenty-six great writers in this second brilliant collection of mystery fiction edited by Sara Paretsky. From wicked irony and white-collar crime in Amanda Cross's "The Baroness," to the chilling "Only a Woman...

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    in Murder for Love

    Mystery

    1996

    A collection of 16 original stories from today's foremost fiction writers--including Ed McBain, Jonathan Kellerman, Sara Paretsky, Mary Higgins Clark, Elmore Leonard, James Crumley, John Gardner, Anne Perry, Donna Tartt, Shel Silverstein, Bobbie Ann ...

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    Private Investigator

    Sep-1995

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 9

    FRIENDS & FAMILY CAN BE MURDER Decked out in her silk shirts and no-nonsense attitude, V.I. has barely finished her morning coffee when she sees an ad in the paper asking for information about her own mother, long dead. Enter her newfound Italian ...

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    Suspense

    Jul-1995

    This is a collection of three short stories. The title story "A Taste of Life" tells the gruesome tale of a fat young woman whose glamorous mother steals her lover. The woman proceeds to kill her mother and eat the body....

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    Private Investigator

    May-1994

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 8

    Stubbornness has landed private eye V. I. Warshawski in big trouble at her Chicago office. With her grand old Loop building set to be razed, she's become a hold-out tenant amid frayed wiring and scary, empty corridors. Then she finds a homeless woman...

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    Private Investigator

    Jan-1992

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 7

    Underneath V.I. Warshawski's wisecracking P.I. exterior lies a real pushover. When elderly neighbor Mr. Contreras asks her to look into a fellow union retiree's sudden disappearance, appearance, she says "yes" from her heart, not her head. And when a...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1991

    Crime is common ground for the twenty-one women  writers in this extraordinary collection of  contemporary mystery fiction. The voices here include  professional crime solvers who take you from the mean  streets of V.I. Warshawski's  Chicag...

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    Private Investigator

    Feb-1990

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 6

    Someone knocking on the door at 3 A.M. is never good news. For V.I. Warshawski, the bad news arrives in the form of her wacky, unwelcome aunt Elena. The fire that has just burned down a sleazy SRO hotel has brought Elena to V.I.'s doorstep. Uncoverin...

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    Private Investigator

    Aug-1988

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 5

    V. I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise is something she always keeps. Caroline, a childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem--after twenty-five years she wants V.I. to find the fathe...

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    Private Investigator

    Apr-1987

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 4

    Private eye V.I. Warshawski has reluctantly agreed to drive her young friend Consuelo Alvarado, sixteen and pregnant, and Consuelo's punk husband, Fabiano, to a job interview. Without the escort, Fabiano probably wouldn't go. Then Consuelo goes in...

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    Private Investigator

    Dec-1985

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 1

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MURDER Start with a missing co-ed sought by a mysterious client who won't reveal his true identity. Mix in a dead boyfriend whose body you're unlucky enough to find. Then for good measure throw in the local cops who simply want y...

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    Private Investigator

    Apr-1985

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 3

    It begins as a three-million-dollar heist from a Dominican priory. It spirals into a case of lethal complexity that may unite big corporate conspirators, Chicago's underworld bosses, and the Church itself in a very unholy communion. V .I. Warshaws...

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    Private Investigator

    Feb-1984

    A V.I. Warshawski Mystery - 2

    When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, his private-eye cousin questions the accidental death report and rumors of suicide. Armed with a bottle of Black Label and a Smith & Wesson, V....

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