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Brush Back by Sara Paretsky

‘Brush Back’ is the 17th novel in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series in which V.I. (Vic) takes on crime and corruption in Chicago as a private investigator. When Vic was at school, she had a brief relationship with one of … Continue reading

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Body Work by Sara Paretsky

‘Body Work’ is Sara Paretsky’s 14th novel featuring female private investigator V.I. (Vic) Warshawski. Vic attends a night club with several friends. The main show features the body artist – a nude woman who has the audience paint her body … Continue reading

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Hardball by Sara Paretsky

‘Hardball’ is the 13th novel in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series featuring the Chicago based feminist female private detective. In this story a number of seemingly unrelated plots are brought together to a dramatic ending. Lamont Gadsden disappeared 40 years … Continue reading

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Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky

‘Fire Sale’ is the 12th novel is Sara Paretsky’s series featuring the tough female private investigator V.I. Warshawski. V.I. really doesn’t like returning to her childhood neighbourhood of South Chicago. But when the basketball coach of her old high school … Continue reading

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Blacklist by Sara Paretsky

‘Blacklist’ is Sara Paretsky’s 11th V.I. Warshawski novel featuring the invincible female private detective. V.I.’s lover Morrel is still in Afghanistan researching and writing. She worries about him daily since he can’t always get to a computer to send an … Continue reading

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Total Recall by Sara Paretsky

‘Total Recall’ is the 10th V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky and the first one written this century. The female Chicago based private detective is now in her 40s but not really slowing down on physical activity (work or personal). … Continue reading

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Hard Time by Sara Paretsky

‘Hard Time’ is the 9th book in the V.I. Warshawski series by Sara Paretsky and was written after a 5 year break from the series. V.I. is also a bit older and is finding it more difficult to recover from … Continue reading

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Tunnel Vision by Sara Paretsky

‘Tunnel Vision’ is Sara Paretsky’s 8th novel featuring the Chicago private detective, feminist and defender of the helpless V.I. Warshawski. The decrepit building in which V.I. has her office is finally due to be closed down and demolished. What little … Continue reading

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Guardian Angel by Sara Paretsky

‘Guardian Angel’ is the 7th V.I. Warshawski book by Sara Paretsky and once again has the female private detective fighting against greed to try to help those nearest to her. There are two main investigations in this book which eventually … Continue reading

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Burn Marks by Sara Paretsky

‘Burn Marks’ is the 6th book in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series, featuring a female private detective in Chicago. This one was written in 1990 and feels a bit dated in some parts – particularly the ‘Life on Mars’ style … Continue reading

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