This volume contains nine stories about V.I. Warshawski in which the private eye uses her judgement, skills and intuition to get the better of her adversaries. Playing on the themes of family, honour, trust and friendship, she proves that the truth can usually be bought to light.
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An intriguing look at Warshawski's ancestral roots. ( Chicago Tribune)
With the creation of V.I. Warshawski, Sara Paretsky did more than anyone to change the face of contemporary women's fiction. ( Express on Sunday)
It's hard not to get caught up in her passion . . . Snappy dialogue, tight plotting and realistic situations make Paretsky's unapologetically politicised thrillers a pleasure to read, whatever your viewpoint. ( Daily Mail)
The thing about Sara Paretsky is, she's tough . . . she doesn't flinch from examining old social injustices others might find too shameful (and too painful) to dig up ( New York Times)
Some crime series grow stale over time, but there's no sign of fatigue here. This is partly because the recurring characters continue to develop and engage the reader, and partly because of the moral intelligence that informs the writing. ( Spectator)
Paretsky has been putting her private investigator through her paces since 1982, changing perceptions of women in crime fiction through the creation of a fiercely independent female detective. She keeps her brand of politicised noir fresh by responding to issues - social, cultural and political as well as gender - in contemporary life . . . Paretsky is firing on all cylinders ( Metro)
A unique collection of nine short stories featuring crime-busting private detective, V.I. Warshawski, written by one of America's greatest female crime writers.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140251235
Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140251235