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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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Blood Shot/ Toxic Shock by Sara Paretsky

‘Blood Shot/ Toxic Shock’ is the 5th book in the V.I. Warshawski series by Sara Paretsky and once again has V.I. putting her life in danger to solve a mystery. The South side of Chicago where V.I. grew up was … Continue reading

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Bitter Medicine by Sara Paretsky

‘Bitter Medicine’ is the 4th book in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series and deals with the thorny issues of pro-life and medicine for the poor. V.I.’s friend Lotty Hershel runs a medical clinic that helps many poor people, so V.I. … Continue reading

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Killing Orders by Sara Paretsky

‘Killing Orders’ is Sara Paretsky’s third novel featuring the female Chicago private detective V.I. (Victoria) Warshawski. When V.I. receives a call from her great aunt Rosa, she knows that things must be pretty serious because she and Rosa have always … Continue reading

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Deadlock by Sara Paretsky

‘Deadlock’ is Sara Paretsky’s second book in the V.I. Warshawski Mystery series. V.I. (Vic) Warshawski is a private detective in Chicago. Her favourite cousin Boom Boom is an ex-Hockey player with the Black Hawks who after an injury now works … Continue reading

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Sara Paretsky Profile and Books

Sara Paretsky was born in 1947 in Iowa and was raised in Kansas. She had a difficult childhood. It was a time when Jewish families were still fighting for acceptance. Her parents constantly argued making home life unpleasant. She was … Continue reading

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Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky

‘Critical Mass’ is the 16th book in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. (Vic) Warshawski series and I think it’s the best one that I’ve read so far. Vic’s best friend Lotty Herschel escaped from Austria to London in 1939 with her brother … Continue reading

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Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

‘Indemnity Only’ is the first book in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series, and while some of the concepts in the book are a little dated, it was an excellent introduction to the series. V.I. (Vic to her friends, but never … Continue reading

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Breakdown by Sara Paretsky

This is the first book by Sara Paretsky that I’ve read, but it’s part of a long running series (30 years and 15 novels) featuring the private investigator V. I. (Victoria Iphigenia) Warshawski. A group of 12 and 13 year … Continue reading

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