Most widely held works about Sara Paretsky
Most widely held works by Sara Paretsky
Blacklist : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
73 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 3,067 libraries worldwide
This is a story of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations-secrets political, social, sexual, financial: all of them with the power to kill. Eager for something physical to do in the spirit-exhausting wake of 9/11, V.I. accepts a request from an old client to check up on an empty family mansion; subsequently surprises an intruder in the dark; and, giving chase, topples into a pond. Grasping for something to hold on to, her fingers close around a lifeless human hand. It is the body of a reporter who had been investigating events of forty-five years earlier, during the McCarthy era, and V.I.'s discovery quickly sucks her into the history of two great Chicago families-their fortunes intertwined by blood, sex, money, and the scandals that may or may not have resulted in murder all these years later. At the same time, she inadvertently becomes involved in the story of a missing Egyptian boy whose possible terrorist connections make him very much sought after by the government. As the two cases drive her forward-and then shockingly tumble together-she finds that wealth and privilege, too, bear a terrible price; and the past has no monopoly on patriotic scoundrels. Before everything is over, at least two more people will lie dead . . . and V.I. might even be one of them. A novel as passionate, complex, and powerfully entertaining as its acclaimed heroine, Blacklist is a stunning achievement.
Guardian angel by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
62 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 2,999 libraries worldwide
After her golden retriever has puppies, and her yuppie neighbors put them to sleep while dog-sitting, V.I. uncovers a corporate network of murder and corruption.
Tunnel vision by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
58 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 2,998 libraries worldwide
Private investigator V.I. Warshawski probes the world of abused women, runaway children and the homeless to find a killer. In the process she uncovers a financial fraud with links to Chicago banks and the university, forcing her to take on the city's establishment. By the author of Guardian Angel.
Hard time : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
80 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 2,964 libraries worldwide
PI V.I. Warshawski of Chicago experiences the harrowing world of women's prisons when she is incarcerated after being falsely arrested. It happens while she is probing the murder of an illegal immigrant.
Fire sale by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
72 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,953 libraries worldwide
V.I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When V.I. takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes.
Total recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
85 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 2,848 libraries worldwide
In Total recall, Sara Paretsky brings together several disparate plots in one gripping story. This powerfully suspenseful novel confronts the machinations of a vast and corrupt industry that trades on the victims of Nazi terrorism; the strange and dubious phenomenon of "recovered memory;" and a personal story that brings V.I. Warshawski into the long-buried past of her dearest friend and mentor, Dr. Lotty Herschel.
Blood shot by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
55 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 2,684 libraries worldwide
Returning to her South Side alma mater for a reunion, private detective V.I. Warshawski becomes involved in the search for a former classmate's long-lost father, a quest that uncovers a web of corruption, danger, and murder.
Burn marks by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
61 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,675 libraries worldwide
When her seedy and importunate Aunt Elena turns up on her doorstep at midnight having been burned out of her old people's home, V.I. Warshawski is exasperated rather than curious. Her interest is aroused however, when an old friend, now a politician, puts pressure on her to investigate.
Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
52 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,628 libraries worldwide
The late-twentieth-century descendants of anti-slavery emigrants worry about maintaining religious superiority over a rival family while launching a harassment campaign against a Wiccan newcomer, an effort that is challenged by a young man's military service.
Hardball by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
40 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,497 libraries worldwide
When V.I. Warshawski is asked to find a man who's been missing for four decades, a search that she figured would be futile becomes lethal. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop working for the Chicago P.D., V.I. takes the investigation all the way to its frightening end.
Bitter medicine by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
81 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 2,454 libraries worldwide
Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski knows from the start that Consuelo Alvarado's baby is trouble. Consuelo is sixteen. Diabetic. And the daughter of a friend. When she goes into labor too early, even V.I.'s wild drive to get her to the hospital can't save either Consuelo or her child. Soon V.I. is investigating possible malpractice at the emergency room -- and falling for a doctor who works there. Mixing business and love is always bad medicine, but V.I. finds herself listening to her heart, not her head. And when a brutal murder and the violent destruction of a women's clinic put her at the center of a very dirty conspiracy, justice may be the only remedy for a hurt that cuts deep... and chills right to the bone...
Ghost country by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
41 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,439 libraries worldwide
A novel on the homeless in Chicago so desperate for a ray of hope they are willing to believe in miracles, this one being the Virgin's apparition. The novel features a gallery of characters, among them a former opera singer who has become an alcoholic.
Windy City blues : V.I. Warshawski stories by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 2,265 libraries worldwide
Nine stories on PI V.I. Warshawski of Chicago, mostly involving friends and family. In one, at the request of an Italian cousin she searches for sheet music which belonged to her mother, in another a friend asks her aid in recovering a stolen family sculpture.
Body work by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,264 libraries worldwide
A shooting in Chicago is nothing new, certainly not to V.I., who is hired by a veteran's family to clear his name after his arrest for the murder of a performer known as the Body Artist. As V.I. seeks answers, her investigation will take her from the North Side of Chicago to the far reaches of the Gulf War.
Indemnity only : a novel by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
83 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,246 libraries worldwide
It's July in Chicago and all V.I. Warshawski wants is to go home and beat the heat. But she can't. She's got a late night meeting with a potential client, the head of Chicago's biggest bank. The job seems simple enough: find his son's missing girlfriend. Unfortunately, the first thing V.I. finds is the son, and he's dead. The family identifies him, but the father isn't the man who hired her! Just who is V.I.'s client and what kind of game is he playing? She scrambles to solve the mystery, and learns there are hotter things in Chicago than July!
Deadlock : a V.I. Warshawski mystery by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
114 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 2,069 libraries worldwide
Private investigator V.I. Warshawski becomes suspicious when her cousin drowns in a questionable dock accident. As she explores the cargo shipping world, Vic uncovers a murderous rivalry between shipping magnates.
Killing orders by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
76 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,044 libraries worldwide
V.I. Warshawski faces an unholy trinity of corporate conspirators, Chicago's underworld and the Church itself.
Women on the case ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 1,315 libraries worldwide
Stories on crime by women writers. In Frances Fyfield's Nothing to Lose, an Englishwoman plots to get rid of her African husband after a mixed marriage goes sour, while Helga Anderle's Saturday Night Fever is on a journalist's reaction to a murder.
A Woman's eye ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 1,305 libraries worldwide
"21 new stories ... featuring female sleuths, by ... women crime writers," among them Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Amanda Cross, Antonia Fraser, Barbara Wilson, and Carolyn Wheat.
Writing in an age of silence by Sara Paretsky ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
Paretsky explores the traditions of political and literary dissent that have informed her life and work, against the unparalleled repression of free speech and thought in the USA today. In tracing the writer's difficult journey from silence to speech, she turns to her childhood and youth in rural Kansas, then evokes Chicago--the city with which she has become indelibly associated--from her arrival during the civil-rights struggle in the mid-1960s to her literary creation, the south-side detective V. I. Warshawski. Paretsky traces the emergence of Warshawski from the shadows of the loner detectives that stalk the mean streets of Dashiell Hammett's and Raymond Chandler's novels, and in the process explores American individualism, the failure of the American dream, and the resulting dystopia. Both memoir and meditation, this is a compelling exploration of the writer's art and daunting responsibility in the face of the assault on US civil liberties post-9/11.--From publisher description.
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Paretzky, Sara, 1947-
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