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Paretsky, Sara

Works: 784 works in 3,262 publications in 15 languages and 96,212 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery stories, American  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Biography  Autobiographies  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Creator, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3566.A647, 813.54
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Hardball by Sara Paretsky( Book )

52 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,300 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. Old skeletons from the city's racially charged history, as well as haunting family secrets-her own and those of the elderly sisters who hired her-rise up to brush her back from the plate with a vengeance. A young cousin whom she's never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign; a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. dies without revealing crucial evidence; and on the city's South Side, people spit when she shows up. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop, V.I. still takes the investigation all the way to its frightening end
Blacklist : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

79 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 4,177 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 )

68 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 4,036 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
Body work by Sara Paretsky( Book )

49 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,000 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
Hard time : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

76 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,855 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
Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky( Book )

49 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,749 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
Tunnel vision by Sara Paretsky( Book )

61 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator V.I. Warshawski pits her sleuthing skills against high-level government and financial powers when she investigates Home Free, a homeless advocates' group; financial fraud; and murder
Guardian angel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

58 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,411 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
Total recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

66 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,201 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
Indemnity only : a novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

90 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,178 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!
Breakdown by Sara Paretsky( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the teenage daughters of some of Chicago's most influential families discover the body of a ritually murdered victim, investigator Warshawski explores theories that the killing is linked to a hostile media campaign against a senatorial candidate or a wealthy patriarch's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania
Burn marks by Sara Paretsky( Book )

58 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,060 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
Critical mass by Sara Paretsky( Book )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,882 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."--
Bitter medicine by Sara Paretsky( Book )

77 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski knows from the start that Consuelo Alvarado's baby is going to be trouble. Consuelo is sixteen, a 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
Blood shot by Sara Paretsky( Book )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,698 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
Deadlock : a V.I. Warshawski mystery by Sara Paretsky( Book )

138 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,593 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
Windy City blues : V.I. Warshawski stories by Sara Paretsky( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,573 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
Fallout : a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky( Book )

29 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 2,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.I. Warshawski travels to Kansas to investigate the disappearances of a young film student and a faded Hollywood star, but long-simmering racial tensions stir up more mysteries as the body count rises
Ghost country by Sara Paretsky( Book )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,516 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 )

85 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.I. Warshawski faces an unholy trinity of corporate conspirators, Chicago's underworld and the Church itself
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Blacklist : a V.I. Warshawski novel
Blacklist : a V.I. Warshawski novelFire saleBody workHard time : a V.I. Warshawski novelBleeding KansasTunnel visionGuardian angelTotal recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel
Alternative Names
Parecka, Sāra

Parecska, Sāra

Paret︠s︡ki, Sara

Paretsky, Sara 1947-

Paretsky Sara N.

Paretsky, Sarah

Paretzky, Sara 1947-

Sāra Parecka

Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky Amerikaans romanschrijfster

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Sara Paretsky Autora estatunidenca de novel·la negra

Sara Paretsky escritora estadounidense de novela negra

Sara Paretsky romancière, auteur de romans policiers

Sara Paretsky scrittrice statunitense

Sara Paretsky US-amerikanische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Sara Paretzky americká spisovatelka.

Парецки, Сара американская писательница

사라 파레츠키

파레츠키, 사라 1947-

패러츠키, 새러 1947-


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