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Paretsky, Sara

Works: 513 works in 2,609 publications in 12 languages and 94,949 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Biography  Drama  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3566.A647, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sara Paretsky
Blacklist : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

65 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,254 WorldCat member 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
Fire sale by Sara Paretsky( Book )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,124 WorldCat member 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
Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky( Book )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,957 WorldCat member 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
Hard time : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

77 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,933 WorldCat member 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
Hardball by Sara Paretsky( Book )

46 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,892 WorldCat member 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
Body work by Sara Paretsky( Book )

42 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,584 WorldCat member 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
Guardian angel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

80 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,522 WorldCat member 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
Breakdown by Sara Paretsky( Book )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the teenage daughters of some of Chicago's most influential families discover the body of a ritually murdered victim, V.I. Warshawski explores theories that the killing is linked to a senatorial candidate or a wealthy patriarch's childhood in Lithuania
Total recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

57 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,197 WorldCat member 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
Burn marks by Sara Paretsky( Book )

60 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,077 WorldCat member 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
Windy City blues : V.I. Warshawski stories by Sara Paretsky( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,879 WorldCat member 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
Indemnity only : a novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

78 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,860 WorldCat member 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!
Blood shot by Sara Paretsky( Book )

56 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,722 WorldCat member 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
Bitter medicine by Sara Paretsky( Book )

72 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member 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
Brush back by Sara Paretsky( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctantly agreeing to help when an old boyfriend asks her to exonerate his mother for the murder of his sister, V.I. Warshawski is forced to confront ugly politics and violent elements in her hometown
Ghost country by Sara Paretsky( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,611 WorldCat member 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
Killing orders by Sara Paretsky( Book )

79 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.I. Warshawski faces an unholy trinity of corporate conspirators, Chicago's underworld and the Church itself
Deadlock : a V.I. Warshawski mystery by Sara Paretsky( Book )

109 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator V.I. Warshawski does not believe the drowning death of her hockey-playing cousin Boom Boom was accidental, but when she starts asking questions whoever killed Boom Boom decides to make her the next target
Critical mass by Sara Paretsky( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. Warshawski's closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty's daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who, in turn, summons V.I. to help. The daughter's troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan and England to develop the first atomic bomb. The secrets are old, but the people who continue to guard them today will not let go of them without a fight."--
Killing orders by Sara Paretsky( Recording )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It begins as a $3 million 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 trinity. V.I. Warshawski's job is to find out for sure ... even though it's clear she might die trying
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Blacklist : a V.I. Warshawski novel
Alternative Names
Parecka, Sāra

Parecska, Sāra

Paret︠s︡ki, Sara

Paretsky, Sara 1947-

Paretsky, Sara N.

Paretsky, Sarah

Paretzky, Sara 1947-

Sara Paretsky Amerikaans romanschrijfster

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Sara Paretsky US-amerikanische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Парецки, Сара американская писательница

파레츠키, 사라 1947-

패러츠키, 새러 1947-


パレツキー, サラ


Fire saleBleeding KansasHard time : a V.I. Warshawski novelHardballBody workGuardian angelTotal recall : a V.I. Warshawski novelBurn marks