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Paretsky, Sara

Works: 550 works in 2,786 publications in 12 languages and 95,357 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Biography  Autobiographies  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor, Other
Classifications: PS3566.A647, 813.54
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Blacklist : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

74 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,227 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 in a pond
Fire sale by Sara Paretsky( Book )

63 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 4,065 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. Through young Josie Dorrado, V.I. meets the girl?s mother, who voices her worries about sabotage in the little flag manufacturing plant where she works. The biggest employer on the South Side, discount-store behemoth By-Smart, pays even less, and Ms. Dorrado doesn?t know how she?ll support her four children if the flag plant shuts down. The elder Dorrado?s fears are realized when the plant explodes; V.I. is injured and the owner is killed. As V.I. begins to investigate, she finds herself confronting the Bysen family, who own the By-Smart company. Founder William?Buffalo Bill? Bysen, now in his eighties, has four sons who quarrel with each other and with him; the oldest,?Young Mr. William,? is close to sixty and furious that his father doesn?t cede more power to him. And then, there?s?Billy the Kid,? Young Mr. William?s nineteen-year-old son, whose Christian idealism puts him on a collision course with his father, his grandfather, and the company as a whole. When Billy runs away with Josie Dorrado, V.I. is squeezed between the needs of two very different families. As she tries to find the errant teenagers, and to track down a particularly cruel murderer, her own life is almost forfeit in the swamps that lie under the city of Chicago
Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky( Book )

46 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,899 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
Hardball by Sara Paretsky( Book )

47 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
Hard time : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

80 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,870 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
Body work by Sara Paretsky( Book )

46 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,596 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 )

83 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,456 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
Tunnel vision by Sara Paretsky( Book )

59 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,422 WorldCat member 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
Breakdown by Sara Paretsky( Book )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3,275 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 )

61 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,140 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 )

65 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,038 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 )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,849 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 )

77 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,810 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!
Brush back by Sara Paretsky( Book )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,715 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
Blood shot by Sara Paretsky( Book )

63 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.I. Warshawski, private investigator, uncovers a network of corruption when she goes back to her old neighborhood in Chicago
Bitter medicine by Sara Paretsky( Book )

76 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,662 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
Ghost country by Sara Paretsky( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,552 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 )

88 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,067 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."--
Deadlock : a V.I. Warshawski mystery by Sara Paretsky( Book )

115 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member 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
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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

Sara Paretsky Autora estatunidenca de novel·la negra

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Парецки, Сара американская писательница

파레츠키, 사라 1947-

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Fire saleBleeding KansasHardballHard time : a V.I. Warshawski novelBody workGuardian angelTunnel visionTotal recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel