Sara Paretsky

1 Fallout

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-04-18
Description :  LEE CHILD says she's "a genius."<br /><br />P.D. JAMES called her "the most remarkable" of today's suspense writers. <br /><br />STIEG LARSSON loved her work so much, he named her in his novels. <br /><br />And now SARA PARETSKY returns with the most extraordinary novel of her legendary career: FALLOUT.<br /><br />Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago... and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star. <br /><br />Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished — and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count. And in this, her toughest case, not even V.I. is safe. <br /><br />Exciting and provocative, fiercely intelligent and witty, FALLOUT is reading at its most enjoyable and powerful.

2 Critical Mass

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-10-22
Description :  <b>Chicago’s V.I. Warshawski “is at her stubborn, reckless, compassionate best in this complicated page-turner about selfish secrets passed down through generations” (<i>Booklist</i>).</b><br /><br />In 1939, Dr. Lotty Herschel, V. I. Warshawki’s closest friend in Chicago, escaped the Holocaust in Vienna with her childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. Though the two drifted and animosities grew between them over the years, when Kitty’s daughter finds her life in danger, she turns to Lotty for help. In turn, Lotty summons V.I. to take the case.<br /><br />The threats on the daughter’s life at first seem a simple case of bad drug dealings, but V.I. soon discovers that they are just the tip of an iceberg of lies secrets and silence whose origins trace back to the deadly race among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the atomic bomb. And while the secrets may be old, the people who continue to guard them will do anything to make sure they stay buried...

3 Breakdown

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-01-03
Description :  <b>A strange crime gets V.I. Warshawski involved with some of Chicago’s most rich and powerful players in this thriller from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Sara Paretsky.</b><br /><br />When a group of Chicago tweens holds a ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse—stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. V.I. Warshawski arrives on the scene to escort the girls home–but protecting them places her at the tangled center of the investigation. And the girls include daughters of some of Chicago’s most powerful families: the grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is among the world’s wealthiest men; the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is running for the United States Senate. <br /><br />For V.I., the questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Durango—or to Salanter’s childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania? As V.I. struggles to find an answer, she finds herself fighting enemies who are no less terrifying for being all too human.

4 Brush Back

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-28
Description :  <b><b><b>Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in this gritty&#xa0;</b>mystery from&#xa0;<i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling author Sara Paretsky.</b><br /><b>&#xa0;</b><br /></b>No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but she’d happily avoid tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s what she ends up doing when she responds to a plea for help from an old high school flame, Frank Guzzo.<br />&#xa0;<br />Frank’s mother Stella was convicted of killing his kid sister, but now that she’s out of prison, she’s looking for exoneration. Even though the Warshawskis and Stella never got along, V. I. agrees to make a few inquiries after she sees how hard life has been on Frank and her other childhood friends.<br />&#xa0;<br />Only, that small favor leads her straight into the vipers’ nest of Illinois politics—and soon her main question isn’t about Stella’s case but whether or not she’ll make it out of this investigation alive...<b><br /><br /><b>A&#xa0;<i>Washington Post&#xa0;</i>Best Mystery of 2015</b><br /></b>

5 Killing Orders

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-12-13
Description :  V.I.'s battleaxe Aunt Rosa is under investigation by the FBI and SEC after counterfeit stock certificates were found at St. Albert's Priory, where she serves as treasurer. As malicious as her aunt is, V.I. knows she's not dishonest, so V.I. vows to protect her from taking the fall. But V.I. starts questioning the strength of her family ties when a menacing voice on the phone threatens to throw acid into her eyes if she doesn't butt out. The stakes are high as she begins to sniff out a connection between Chicago's most powerful institutions: the Church and the Mob.

6 Indemnity Only

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1991-02-01
Description :  <b>The 30th anniversary edition of the first V. I. Warshawski novel,<i> Indemnity Only,</i> featuring a new afterword from Sara Paretsky</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V. I. Warshawski’s specialty. Her client says he’s the prominent banker John Thayer. Turns out he’s not. He says his son’s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that’s not her real name.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> V. I.’s search turns up someone soon enough—the real John Thayer’s son, and he’s dead. Who’s V. I.’s client? Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the time she’s got it figured, things are hotter—and deadlier—than Chicago in July. V. I.’s in a desperate race against time. At stake: a young woman’s life.

7 Body Work

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-08-31
Description :  <b>“V.I. Warshawski is back—intelligent, tough, sarcastic and trouble-prone as ever....<i>Body Work</i> isn’t just a satisfying whodunnit; it’s a rich, well-written why-dunnit, striking some surprising chords that will resonate long after you finish the final page.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch</b><br /><br />Chicago’s Club Gouge attracts an eclectic audience, from bohemian types to Ukranian mobsters to young men just back from the war. And tonight, V.I. Warshawski is in the crowd too. The edgy stage show stars The Body Artist, who invites audience members to draw on her naked flesh. But things get a lot edgier when a woman sketches a picture on the Body Artist—and one of the veterans flies into a drunken rage. Next thing V.I. knows, she’s cradling the woman’s dying body in an alley, and a PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed guilty. But he’s also comatose after a drug overdose, and the mystery of what exactly set him off—and what kinds of shady activities are really happening at Club Gouge—will lead V.I. to a truth as explosive as the IEDs that lurk on the roadsides of Iraq.<br /><br /><b>Bonus in this Edition: A Short Story Featuring V.I. Warshawski</b>

8 Deadlock

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1992-03-02
Description :  When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, his private-eye cousin questions the accidental death report and rumors of suicide. Armed with a bottle of Black Label and a Smith &amp; Weson, V.I. follows a trail of violence and corruption to the center of the Windy City's powerful shipping industry. Dodging elaborate attempts on her life with characteristic grit and humor, the one-of-a-kind detective wends her way through a maze of grain elevators and thousand-ton freighters, ruthless businessmen and gorgeous ballerinas, to ferret out Boom Boom's killers before they phase her out of the picture—permanently.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Deadlock</i></b><br /><br />“V.I. Warshawski is one of the best . . . smart, tough, sexy.”<b>—<i>Daily News </i>(New York)</b><br /><br />“Sara Paretsky makes excellent use of local backgrounds in a carefully plotted tale of murder and great misdeeds in the world of Great Lakes cargo shipping.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br />“Hard-boiled detective fiction . . . a swift-paced and engrossing read.”<b>—<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b><br /><br />“Slithers with suspense!”<b>—<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i></b>

9 Guardian Angel

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1992-01-01
Description :  <b>“The best of the Warshawski novels!”—<i>Los Angeles Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Underneath V. I. Warshawski’s wisecracking P.I. exterior lies a real pushover. When elderly neighbor Mr. Contreras asks her to look into a fellow union retiree’s sudden disappearance, she says “yes” from her heart, not her head. And when a crotchety eighty-year-old dog owner starts wrangling with a Yuppie-Come-Lately couple on their blue-collar street, again, it’s V.I. to the rescue.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Only it all goes to hell in a handbasket when Mr. Yuppie turns out to be a lawyer in V.I.’s ex-husband’s law firm, and the missing retiree turns up floating facedown in a canal. And now V.I.’s strapping on her shoulder holster to snoop into Chicago’s labor unions and politicos, because being on the side of the angels won’t win her any halos… but it’s the perfect place for an encounter with violent death.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for <i>Guardian Angel<br /></i></b><br /> “A fast-paced, complicated mystery… the real joy of <i>Guardian Angel</i> is Paretsky’s smooth pen and continuing cast of characters.”<b>—New York <i>Daily News</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “No one, male or female, writes better P.I. books than Paretsky, and <i>Guardian Angel</i> is the best to date!”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><br /><br />“One monster of a plot.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br />“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.”<b>—</b><i><b>Spectator</b></i>

10 Blood Shot

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1988-08-01
Description :  V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to&#xa0;&#xa0;her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise&#xa0;&#xa0;is something she always keeps. Caroline, a&#xa0;&#xa0;childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem --&#xa0;&#xa0;after twenty-five years she wants V.I. to find the&#xa0;&#xa0;father she never knew. But when V.I. starts&#xa0;&#xa0;probing into the past, she not only finds out where all&#xa0;&#xa0;the bodies are buried -- she stumbles onto a very&#xa0;&#xa0;new corpse. Now she's stirring up a deadly mix of&#xa0;&#xa0;big business and chemical corruption that may&#xa0;&#xa0;become a toxic shock to a snooper who knows too&#xa0;&#xa0;much.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

11 Total Recall

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2001-09-04
Description :  The bestselling V.I. Warshawski novels have dazzled readers and earned the acclaim of critics everywhere. “V.I. Warshawski rules,” writes <i>Newsweek,</i> crowning her “the most engaging woman in detective fiction.” Of V.I.’s creator, the <i>Chicago Tribune</i> says “Sara Paretsky has no peer.” <br /><br />Now Paretsky brings her incomparable storytelling brilliance to her most powerful Warshawski novel yet. <b>Total Recall</b> follows the Chicago P.I. on a road that winds back more than fifty years — and into an intricate maze of wartime lies, heartbreaking secrets, and harrowing retribution.<br /><br />For V.I., the journey begins with a national conference in downtown Chicago, where angry protesters are calling for the recovery of Holocaust assets. Replayed on the evening news is the scene of a slight man who has stood up at the conference to tell an astonishing story of a childhood shattered by the Holocaust — a story that has devastating consequences for V.I.’s cherished friend and mentor, Lotty Herschel.<br /><br />Lotty was a girl of nine when she emigrated from Austria to England, one of a group of children wrenched from their parents and saved from the Nazi terror just before the war broke out. Now stunningly — impossibly — it appears that someone from that long-lost past may have returned. <br /><br />With the help of a recovered-memory therapist, Paul Radbuka has recently learned his true identity. But is he who he claims to be? Or is he a cunning impostor who has usurped someone else’s history ... a history Lotty has tried to forget for over fifty years?<br /><br />As a frightened V.I. watches her friend unravel, she sets out to help in the only way she can: by investigating Radbuka’s past. Already working on a difficult case for a poor family cheated of their life insurance, she tries to balance Lotty’s needs with her client’s, only to find that both are spiraling into a whirlpool of international crime that stretches from Switzerland and Germany to Chicago’s South Side. <br /><br />As the atrocities of the past reach out to engulf the living, V.I. struggles to decide whose memories of a terrible war she can trust, and moves closer to a chilling realization of the truth — a truth that almost destroys her oldest friend.<br /><br />With fierce emotional power, Sara Paretsky has woven a gripping and morally complex novel of crime and punishment, memory and illusion. Destined to become a suspense classic, <b>Total Recall</b> proves once again the daring and compelling genius of Sara Paretsky.

12 Tunnel Vision

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1994-05-01
Description :  Stubbornness has landed private eye V.I. Warshawski in big trouble at her Chicago office. With her grand old Loop building set to be razed, she's become a hold-out tenant amid frayed wiring and scary, empty corridors. Then she finds a homeless woman with three kids in the basement, and before she can rescue them, they disappear. Worst of all, she's been implicated in a murder--after the body of Deirdre Messenger, a prominent lawyer's wife, turns up sprawled across her desk.<br /><br />V.I., who had volunteered with Deirdre at a women's shelter, suspects her death is linked to a case of upper-class domestic abuse so slickly concealed that the police refuse to believe it. Increasingly at odds with the cops, V.I. is blindly plunging ahead after the truth. And her path may lead to corruption at the highest levels.or deep into the abandoned tunnels beneath Chicago's streets, where secrets are hiding in the dark like a child's--or V.I.'s--worst nightmare.

13 Burn Marks

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1990-02-01
Description :  Someone knocking on the door at 3 A.M. is never&#xa0;&#xa0;good news. For V.I. Warshawski, the bad news&#xa0;&#xa0;arrives in the form of her wacky, unwelcome aunt Elena.&#xa0;&#xa0;The fire that has just burned down a sleazy&#xa0;&#xa0;SRO hotel has brought Elena to&#xa0;&#xa0;V.I.'s doorstep. Uncovering an arsonist&#xa0;&#xa0;-- and the secrets hidden behind Elena's boozy&#xa0;&#xa0;smile -- will send V.I. into the&#xa0;&#xa0;seedy world of Chicago's homeless... into the Windy&#xa0;&#xa0;City's backroom deals and bedroom politics, where&#xa0;&#xa0;new schemers and old cronies team up to get V.I.&#xa0;&#xa0;off the case -- by hook, by crook, or by&#xa0;&#xa0;homocide.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

14 V.I.x3

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2011-07-15
Description :  Three short stories featuring V I Warshawski, available together only in V I x 3

15 Bleeding Kansas

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2008-01-01
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the V.I. Warshawski series comes “a gripping contemporary novel…of fear and conflict in heartland America” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).<br /><br /></b>In Kansas, on land that once saw some of America’s bloodiest antislavery battles, three families have coexisted for more than one hundred fifty years: the Grelliers, the Fremantles, and the Schapens. Once allies in the fight against slavery, today the Schapens and the Grelliers disagree on every subject, from organic farming to the war in Iraq, but above all on religion. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Into their lives comes Gina Haring, a relative of the Fremantles who is house-sitting the derelict family mansion while she puts her own life in order. Her lifestyle and beliefs will put her at odds with her neighbors...and test the mettle of a community being swept up in events beyond its control.

16 Windy City Blues

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1995-10-01
Description :  It's strictly Friends &amp; Family as V.I. Warshawski, "the detective mystery fans have been waiting for" (<i>Time</i>), makes return appearances in a collection of stories that bring new meaning to "ties that bind."&#xa0;&#xa0;Decked out in her silk shirts and no-nonsense Attitude, V.I. is out to make a living--by the skin of her teeth.<br /><br />In "Grace Notes," V.I. has barely finished her morning coffee when she sees an ad in the paper asking for information about her own mother, long dead.&#xa0;&#xa0;The paper leads V.I. to her newfound Italian cousin Vico, who's looking for music composed by their great-grandmother.&#xa0;&#xa0;What's the score?&#xa0;&#xa0;Clearly it's something to kill for... "The Pietro Andromache" finds V.I.'s friend Dr. Lotty Herschel with motive and means to dispatch her professional rival and steal his priceless statue.&#xa0;&#xa0;Lotty didn't do it--but does she know who did?&#xa0;&#xa0;V.I. soon cuts to the art of the case--and it's not a pretty picture at all!<br /><br />Summoned by an old high school friend to a race "At the Old Swimming Hole," V.I. ends up swimming with the sharks--the FBI and a ruthless gambling kingpin--in a pool of blood.... And it's only "Skin Deep" when a relaxing facial transformation transforms a client into a stiff.&#xa0;&#xa0;V.I.'s pal Sal needs help.&#xa0;&#xa0;Her beautician sister Evangeline is prime suspect--and V.I. has only eighteen hours to crack the case before it's headline news..."&#xa0;&#xa0;Three-Dot Po" proves there's nothing like a dog.&#xa0;&#xa0;Especially a dog on the trail of her mistress's killer, with V.I. in tow...<br /><br />In "Strung Out," love means nothing and V.I.'s quick to learn the score as her old friend's tennis-champion daughter is under suspicion for strangling her father with a racket string.&#xa0;&#xa0;And there's more, nine stories in all, in this masterful collection of short fiction starring V.I. Warshawski, "the most engaging woman in detective fiction since Dorothy Sayers's Harriet Vane" (<i>Newsweek</i>).

17 Shell Game

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Release Date :  2018-10-16
Description :  Sara Paretsky follows her instant New York Times bestseller Fallout—her most widely read novel in years—with an extraordinary adventure that pits her acclaimed detective, V.I. Warshawski, against some of today’s most powerful figures.<br /><br />Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save an old friend’s nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art that stretches from Chicago to the East Indies and the Middle East. In Shell Game, nothing and no one are what they seem, except for the detective herself, who loses sleep, money, and blood, but remains indomitable in her quest for justice.

18 A Woman's Eye

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  1991-08-01
Description :  Crime is common ground for the twenty-one women&#xa0;&#xa0;writers in this extraordinary collection of&#xa0;&#xa0;contemporary mystery fiction. The voices here include&#xa0;&#xa0;professional crime solvers who take you from the mean&#xa0;&#xa0;streets of V.I. Warshawski's&#xa0;&#xa0;Chicago in a case of music and murder... to the&#xa0;&#xa0;California freeway where Kinsey Millhone's beloved VW&#xa0;&#xa0;skids into a shooting... to the gang-held turf of&#xa0;&#xa0;Sharon says mum's the word. And then there are&#xa0;&#xa0;mothers, grandmothers, battered wives, and social&#xa0;&#xa0;workers -- ordinary women in extraordinary situations&#xa0;&#xa0;whose voices reveal contemporary life as seen&#xa0;&#xa0;through a woman's eye. From the opening tale of a girl&#xa0;&#xa0;down-and-out in London and what she steals from a&#xa0;&#xa0;corpse... to the final story of a summer vacation&#xa0;&#xa0;in the Berkshires, complete with romance and&#xa0;&#xa0;sudden death... this unique collection brings us great&#xa0;&#xa0;mystery writing that engages both our intellects&#xa0;&#xa0;and our hearts.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

19 Hard Time

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1999-09-14
Description :  Among the first, and perhaps the most compelling, female private investigators of contemporary fiction, Sara Paretsky's incomparable character V. I. Warshawski at last returns to the page in her first full-length appearance since 1994's <b>Tunnel Vision</b>. <b>Hard Time</b> is the work of a master--a riveting novel of suspense that is indisputably Paretsky's best V.I. Warshawski novel yet. Multimedia conglomerate Global Entertainment has purchased the Chicago Herald-Star, forcing the paper's staff to scramble to stay employed. Reporter Murray Ryerson, V.I.'s longtime friend and sometime rival, manages to reinvent himself as the host of a television show on Global's network. <br /><br />On her way home from a party celebrating Murray's debut, V.I. almost runs over a woman lying in the street. Stopping to help, V.I. soon learns that her Good Samaritan act will drop her squarely in a boiling intrigue. In a case that forces her to go head-to-head with one of the world's largest providers of private security and prison services, a case that exposes dark hidden truths behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry, V.I. will be ahead of the game if she gets out alive.

20 Taste of Life

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2017-01-17
Description :  <b>A classic short story of love, revenge, and appetite from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Sara Paretsky.</b><br /><br />Daphne Raydor has an insatiable appetite. Overweight as she is, she always assumed she would never know love. But meeting Jerry changes everything. Her appetite decreases. Her self-worth skyrockets. Then her mother comes to visit. And everything changes again. But Daphne refuses to go back to her old life, and now her appetite is for revenge...&#xa0;<br /><br /><b><i>Taste of Life </i>was previously included with the novel <i>Brush Back</i>.</b><br /><b>Get a taste of <i>Brush Back</i> with an excerpt included here.</b>

21 Ghost Country

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Ghost  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Paranormal 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1998-05-11
Description :  Sara Paretsky's genius made Chicago private eye&#xa0;&#xa0;V.I. Warshawski a household name.&#xa0;&#xa0;Now the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author explores an unseen corner of the city she loves.&#xa0;&#xa0;In <i>Ghost Country</i> she has written a parable for the millennium, a powerful, haunting novel of magic and miracles, of four troubled people who meet beneath Chicago's shadowy streets--and of the woman whose mysterious appearance changes all of their lives forever.<br /><br />They come from different worlds and meet at a time of crisis for all of them.&#xa0;&#xa0;Luisa, a drunken diva fallen on hard times, discovers on Chicago's streets a drama greater than any she has experienced onstage.&#xa0;&#xa0;Madeleine, a homeless woman, sees the Virgin Mary's blood seeping through a concrete wall beneath a luxury hotel.&#xa0;&#xa0;Mara, a rebellious adolescent cast out by her wealthy grandfather, becomes the catalyst for a war between the haves and have-nots as she searches among society's castoffs for the mother she never knew.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />As the three women fight for their right to live and worship beneath the hotel, they find an ally in Hector Tammuz, an idealistic young psychiatrist risking his career to treat the homeless regardless of the cost.&#xa0;&#xa0;Tensions in the city are escalating when a mysterious woman appears during a violent storm.&#xa0;&#xa0;Erotic to some, repellent to others, she never speaks; the street people call her Starr.&#xa0;&#xa0;And as she slowly transforms their lives, miracles begin to happen in a city completely unprepared for the outcome.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />In this extraordinary novel, Sara Paretsky gives voice to the dispossessed, to men and women struggling to bury the ghosts of the past, fighting for their lives in a world hungry for miracles, terrified of change.&#xa0;&#xa0;A magical, unforgettable story of myth and madness, hope and revelation, <i>Ghost Country</i> is Sara Paretsky's most eloquent and ambitious work yet.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

22 Women on the Case

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1996-05-02
Description :  These are stories of P.I.s who keep guns in their handbags--or their bras, of crime victims, homeless women, and housewives whose ordinary lives take a brutal, sometimes fatal twist. This collection brings several brilliant international authors to American readers for the first time, including Amel Benaboura, Irina Muravyova, and Helga Anderle. Mystery fans will also enjoy new works by familiar voices Sara Paretsky, Elizabeth George, Amanda Cross, Ruth Rendell, Antonia Fraser, Frances Fyfield, and many more contemporary masters.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

23 Fire Sale

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2005-06-28
Description :  <b>THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />“Takes off with a bang—literally...V. I. remains a paragon among PIs, and <i>Fire Sale </i>is one of Paretsky’s best books yet.”—<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch&#xa0;</i></b><br /><br />A conscience can weigh a PI down more than the heaviest firearm—and get her into more trouble too. It’s that nagging conscience that makes V. I. Warshawski agree to fill in as coach for the girls’ basketball team at her South Chicago alma mater—which in turn leads her to the headquarters of By-Smart, the global retail empire where V. I. hopes to get some desperately needed funds for the struggling squad. <br /><br />But conscience seems to be in short supply at By-Smart...with the exception of Billy Bysen, the earnest teenage grandson of the chain’s gruff, tightfisted founder. And when Billy disappears—along with a mysterious document much desired by By-Smart’s management team—V. I. is hurled onto a twisted, body-strewn path that runs through Chicago’s dirtiest places and reveals some of its dirtiest secrets...

24 Writing in an Age of Silence

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-05-17
Description :  A revealing look at the power of speaking out, <i>Writing in an Age of Silence</i> describes Paretski’s coming of age in a time of great possibility, during the civil rights movement, the peace movement, and the women’s movement. Bestselling crime-writer Sarah Paretsky has won critical acclaim for her V.I. Warshawski novels, centered around one of the first and most popular female investigators in contemporary fiction. In this fascinating and personal account, Paretsky describes a life shaped by the desire to act. From the feminist movement—which triggered her aspirations to write and shaped the character of her female detective—to the Patriot Act and the liberties we have lost, Paretsky describes the struggle of one individual to find a voice. A moving call to action, <i>Writing in an Age of Silence</i> chronicles the social changes that have shaped contemporary America, and mirrors a desire for freedom, both personal and political, that many Americans will relate to today.

25 Blacklist

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2003-09-29
Description :  <b>V. I. Warshawski explores&#xa0;secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations in this <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novel from one of the most compelling writers in American crime fiction...<br /><br /><b>“A thoughtful, high-tension mystery.”—<i>The Washington Post Book World<br /><br /></i>“A genuinely exciting and disturbing thriller.”—<i>Chicago Tribune<br /><br /></i></b></b>As a favor to her most important client, V. I. agrees to check up on an empty mansion. But instead of a mysterious intruder she discovers a dead man in the ornamental pond—a reporter for an African-American publication whom the suburban cops are quick to dismiss as a suicide.<br /><br />When the man’s shattered family hires V. I. to investigate, she is sucked into a Gothic tale of sex, money, and power, leading her back to McCarthy-era blacklists and forward to some of the darker aspects of the Patriot Act. As V. I. finds herself penned in to a smaller and smaller space by an array of people trying to silence her, and before she can untangled the sordid truth, two more people will die—and V.I.’s own life will hang in the balance.<b><br /></b>

26 Hardball

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-09-22
Description :  <b>Chicago politics—past, present, and future—take center stage in this complex and compelling V.I. Warshawki novel from&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Sara Peretsky. </b><br /><br />Tracking down missing persons is part of V.I. Warshawski’s job. But Lamont Gadsden has been missing for more than forty years—last seen heading out into the 1967 blizzard, in the midst of Chicago’s racial unrest. V.I. figured the search would be futile. She didn’t realize it would be lethal...or lead to troubling discoveries about her own family. And when her young cousin Petra disappears, an angry preacher, a jailed gangbanger, and politics from both past and present interconnect—and plunge V.I. into a mystery as unsettling as the ’60s themselves.<br /><br /><b>A&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;Notable Crime Book of the Year</b><br /><b>One of NPR’s Top Five Crime Novels of the Year</b>

27 Hardball

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2011-04-20
Description :  Sommer 1967: Der Schwarze Lamont Gadsden verschwindet spurlos. Vierzig Jahre später erkennt Vic Warshawski einen Zusammenhang mit Chicagos Bürgerrechtsbewegung. Gadsden war ein Bodyguard von Martin Luther King. Und plötzlich gerät Warshawski in ein politisches Machtgefüge, in dem nicht nur Korruption zur Normalität gehört – sondern auch das Schweigen.

28 Photo Finish

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2011-10-04
Description :  <b>A classic V.I. Warshawski short story from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Sara Paretsky.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> When a beautiful young man hires Chicago detective V.I. Warshawski to find his long-lost father, his story has so many holes that V.I. knows she’s on thin ice. Some illusive resemblance to a face she can’t quite remember keeps the PI on the case, even though when she finds the old man, he claims he never had a child. Uncovering the real identities of both father and son leads V.I. on a chase from Chicago’s seedy bars to its Gold Coast hotels and leave her shaken to the core. Don’t miss this rare story about the detective who is a “powerful magnet for trouble” (<i>People</i>) by the international bestselling and award winning Sara Paretsky.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Originally published in <i>Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine</i> and reprinted in <i>Body Work</i></b>

29 Words, Works, and Ways of Knowing

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  History  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Christianity  United States 
Price :  $34.99
Release Date :  2016-06-14
Description :  Crime writer Sara Paretsky is known the world over for her acclaimed series of mysteries starring Chicago private investigator V. I. Warshawski, now in its seventeenth installment. Paretsky’s work has long been inflected with history—for her characters the past looms large in the present—and in her decades-long career, she has been recognized for transforming the role of women in contemporary crime fiction.<br /><br />What’s less well-known is that before Paretsky began her writing career, she earned a PhD in history from the University of Chicago with a dissertation on moral philosophy and religion in New England in the early and mid-nineteenth century. Now, for the first time, fans of Paretsky can read that earliest work, <i>Words, Works, and Ways of Knowing</i>.<br /><br />Paretsky here analyzes attempts by theologians at Andover Seminary, near Boston, to square and secure Calvinist religious beliefs with emerging knowledge from history and the sciences. She carefully shows how the open-minded scholasticism of these theologians paradoxically led to the weakening of their intellectual credibility as conventional religious belief structures became discredited, and how this failure then incited reactionary forces within Calvinism. That conflict between science and religion in the American past is of interest on its face, but it also sheds light on contemporary intellectual battles.<br /><br />Rounding out the book, leading religious scholar Amanda Porterfield provides an afterword discussing where Paretsky’s work fits into the contemporary study of religion. And in a sobering—sometimes shocking—preface, Paretsky paints a picture of what it was like to be a female graduate student at the University of Chicago in the 1970s. A treat for Paretsky’s many fans, this book offers a glimpse of the development of the mind behind the mysteries.

30 The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook

Author : Kate White, Harlan Coben, Gillian Flynn & Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Cookbooks, Food & Wine  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2015-03-24
Description :  The Mystery Writers of America have joined forces to deliver this superb collection of more than 100 wickedly good recipes. From Mary Higgins Clark’s Game Night Chili and Harlan Coben’s Crab Meat Dip to Scott Turow’s Innocent Frittata and Kathy Reich’s Shrimp Scampi, this cookbook offers one tasty treat after another. Complete with a glamorous art-deco design and intriguing sidebars on the surprising—and sometimes deadly—links between food and foul play, this is the ultimate cookbook for crime aficionados.

31 Wildcat

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-03-07
Description :  Sara Paretsky, one of the most legendary crime writers of all time, presents an exclusive and thrilling short story featuring beloved investigator V.I. Warshawski as a ten-year-old girl on her first investigation.<br /><br />V.I. Warshawski developed her strength and sense of justice at a very early age.&#xa0; It’s 1966 and on the south side of Chicago racial tensions are at an all-time high. Dr. Martin Luther King is leading marches at Marquette Park and many in the neighborhood are very angry.<br /><br />With nothing but a bicycle, eighty-two cents in her pocket, and her Brownie camera hanging from her wrist, Victoria sneaks off to Marquette Park alone to protect her father Tony, a police officer who is patrolling the crowds.<br /><br />What begins as a small adventure and a quest to find her father and make sure he is safe turns into something far more dangerous.&#xa0; As the day goes on and the conflict at the park reaches a fever pitch Victoria realizes she must use her courage and ingenuity if she wants to keep herself and her family members out of harm’s way.

32 Bitter Medicin

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-02-12
Description :  Consuelo er 16 år, diabetiker og datteren af en af Vics venner – og så er hun gravid. Da Consuelo får alt for tidlige veer, gør Vic, hvad der står i hendes magt for at redde både pigen og det ufødte barn – uden held. Hun er overbevist om, at der er tale om fejlbehandling på hospitalet, og modstræbende tager hun sagen i egen hånd. Midt i forsøget på at opklare de mystiske omstændigheder omkring dødsfaldene forelsker hun sig i en læge på hospitalet, og snart bliver det svært for den ellers hårdkogte privatdetektiv at adskille hjerne og hjerte. Dette er i sig selv en sprængfarlig cocktail, der inden længe toppes med brutale mord og hærværket på en kvindes klinik. Vic inddrages i denne giftige affære, og det skal ende med at blive en i sandhed bitter medicin!<br /><br /> Sara Paretsky, født 8. juni 1947 i Iowa, USA, er en amerikansk forfatterinde. Hun er mest kendt for at have skrevet serien om privatdetektiven V.I. Warshawski, og Paretsky krediteres ofte for at have været den første til at omdanne kvindens rolle og image i krimigenren.&#xa0;<br /><br /> “Paretsky […] bringer ny mening til genren med sit tankevækkende værk.” - Library Journal

33 Brandsår

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-10-13
Description :  En morgen kommer tante Elena til Vics dørtrin for bede om husly. Da tante Elenas hotel er brændt ned, accepterer Vic et kortvarigt ophold, og imens forsøger hun at finde et sted til tanten ved hjælp af sine politiske kontakter. Da Vic bliver hyret til at opklare de mystiske omstændigheder omkring hotelbranden, dukker liget af tantens unge ven op – og pludselig er tante Elena intet sted at finde. Indtil flere højtstående politikere advarer Vic mod at grave dybere i sagen, og da uvisse gerningsmænd tre gange på frygtindgydende vis forsøger at komme Vic til livs, begynder hun at betvivle hvem, der egentlig vil af med hende. En gennemkorrupt forbindelse mellem byggebranchen, boligspekulanter and Chicagos politiske beslutningstagere leder Vic mod en konfrontation, hvor hun ikke kan vide sig sikker på, hvem der er venner, og hvem der er fjender.<br /><br /> Sara Paretsky, født 8. juni 1947 i Iowa, USA, er en amerikansk forfatterinde. Hun krediteres ofte for at have været den første til at omdanne kvindens rolle og image i krimigenren.&#xa0;<br /><br /> “Det er umuligt ikke at blive grebet...” - Henrik List, Berlingske Tidende<br /><br /> “En stor del af charmen ved Paretskys bøger hinrører fra den autentiske Chicago-atmosfære. Og så fra aktualiteten.” - Bo Green Jensen, Weekendavisen<br /><br /> Lindhardt og Ringhof genudgiver den anmelderroste og af krimifans højtskattede serie om privatdetektiven V.I. Warshawski, bedre kendt som Vic. Serien foregår i 80'erne og 90'ernes Chicago, hvor Vic gang på gang vik

34 Blodskudt

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-04-11
Description :  Selvom Vic ikke er meget for det, tager hun tilbage til sit gamle nabolag i det sydlige Chicago for at deltage i sit gamle basketball-holds genforeningsfest. Arrangøren hedder Caroline, og hun har et problem, som hun gerne vil have Vic til at løse. Caroline har aldrig mødt sin far, og med en mor, der ligger for døden, er det ved at være sidste chance. Alt imens Vic søger tilbage i venindens fortid, bliver hun også konfronteret med sin egen historie. Hun fanges i en faretruende cirkel af big business og kemisk korruption – og det kan godt blive giftigt, hvis man pludselig ved mere, end godt er!

35 Dødt Punkt

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-08-02
Description :  Privatdetektiven V.I. Warshawskis fætter Boom Boom findes druknet ved en mole, men var det uheld, selvmord eller mord? Undersøgelserne leder Warshawski ind i en glitrende verden af rige skibsredere – og et skummelt underverdenssystem fuld af terror og lyssky transaktioner. Midt i det hele sprænges et skib i luften, og verdens største slusesystem er dermed sat ud af spil. Warshawski kommer snart på sporet af bagmændene, men sporet er livsfarligt...

36 Brandsår

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-10-01
Description :  En morgen kommer tante Elena til Vics dørtrin for bede om husly. Da tante Elenas hotel er brændt ned, accepterer Vic et kortvarigt ophold, og imens forsøger hun at finde et sted til tanten ved hjælp af sine politiske kontakter. Da Vic bliver hyret til at opklare de mystiske omstændigheder omkring hotelbranden, dukker liget af tantens unge ven op – og pludselig er tante Elena intet sted at finde. Indtil flere højtstående politikere advarer Vic mod at grave dybere i sagen, og da uvisse gerningsmænd tre gange på frygtindgydende vis forsøger at komme Vic til livs, begynder hun at betvivle hvem, der egentlig vil af med hende. En gennemkorrupt forbindelse mellem byggebranchen, boligspekulanter and Chicagos politiske beslutningstagere leder Vic mod en konfrontation, hvor hun ikke kan vide sig sikker på, hvem der er venner, og hvem der er fjender. Sara Paretsky, født 8. juni 1947 i Iowa, USA, er en amerikansk forfatterinde. Hun krediteres ofte for at have været den første til at omdanne kvindens rolle og image i krimigenren. "Det er umuligt ikke at blive grebet..." - Henrik List, Berlingske Tidende "En stor del af charmen ved Paretskys bøger hinrører fra den autentiske Chicago-atmosfære. Og så fra aktualiteten." - Bo Green Jensen, Weekendavisen Lindhardt og Ringhof genudgiver den anmelderroste og af krimifans højtskattede serie om privatdetektiven V.I. Warshawski, bedre kendt som Vic. Serien foregår i 80'erne og 90'ernes Chicago, hvor Vic gang på gang vikles ind i gådefulde mysterier.

37 Schadenersatz

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Der erste Einsatz für Powerfrau Vic Warshawski. Ein Bilderbuchfall für Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski: ein mysteriöser Klient, ein spurlos verschwundes Mädchen und ein toter Student am Küchentisch. Die Drahtzieher des gigantisch angelegten Versicherungsbetrugs sitzen in den Chefetagen mächtiger Konzerne. Und sie verstehen keinen Spaß, als Vic sich in ihre lukrativen, aber schmutzigen Geschäfte einmischt. Aber Vic ist nun einmal nicht so leicht aufs Kreuz zu legen.

38 Engel im Schacht

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  In ihrem achten Vic Warshawski-Roman nimmt Sara Paretsky ein brandheißes Thema auf: Gewalt gegen Frauen und Kinder <br /><br />Was zuviel ist, ist zuviel: Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski findet zunächst im Keller eine verwahrloste Frau mit ihren drei Kindern, die vor ihrem gewalttätigen Ehemann geflohen ist. Sie versucht ihnen zu helfen, doch Vics Aktivitäten stoßen auf unerwarteten Widerstand.&#xa0;Aber die zähe, trotzige und unbestechliche Detektivin lässt sich weder von Kugeln noch Schlägertrupps abhalten, die Drahtzieher hinter Korruption, Geldwäsche, krummen Exportgeschäften und Mord zu suchen und zu überführen...

39 Windy City Blues

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Neunmal Vic Warshawski in Hochform!<br /><br />Neun Kriminalgeschichten aus Chicago: eine Stadtbesichtigung der eher mörderischen Art an der Seite von Vic Warshawski, die mit den Haien schwimmt, nichts mehr liebt als die Gerechtigkeit und die sich gnadenlos der Wahrheit opfert.<br /><br />"Zuallererst und vor allem bin ich eine Geschichtenerzählerin. Bücher, die ihren Gegenstand erst erklären müssen, sind langweilig und reizlos." Sara Paretsky

40 Blood Shot

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Schauplatz Chicago: Vic Warshawski in ihrem fünften Fall&#xa0;bei&#xa0;der Arbeit, ihr Markenzeichen: Allein gegen den Rest der Welt mit einer scharfen Zunge<br /><br />Die Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski ermittelt in einem privaten Routinefall. Die Nachbarstochter Caroline bitte sie um Nachforschungen. Sie will endlich wissen, wer ihr Vater ist. Doch Vic stößt auf undurchdringliches Schweigen. Gleichzeitig wird eine Freundin tot im Sumpf aufgefunden. Als auch Vic im Sumpf landet und sich retten kann, muss sie feststellen, dass hinter dem Rätsel dieser Vaterschaft eine ganz andere, wesentlich brisantere Affäre steckt.<br /><br />"Ein Spitzenkrimi: Mit scharfem Schritt, immer einen flotten Spruch auf den Lippen, geht Vic ran an die Sache und riskiert dabei Kopf und Kragen"&#xa0;Brigitte

41 Feuereifer

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Der zwölfte Fall für Kultheldin Vic Warshawski!<br />Eine ungewöhnliche Aufgabe wartet auf Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski: Sie soll die Mädchen-Basketballmannschaft ihrer ehemaligen High School betreuen, was sich angesichts der problematischen Trainingsbedingungen als echte Herausforderung entpuppt. Vergeblich bemüht sich Vic, die Ladenkette BySmart als Sponsor zu gewinnen. Als sie das florierende Unternehmen etwas genauer unter die Lupe nimmt, stößt sie auf eine infame Intrige mit tödlichen Folgen – und schon bald ist auch ihr eigenes Leben in Gefahr&#xa0;…

42 Brandstifter

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Der sechste Fall für Vic Warshawski - allein gegen die Immobilien-Mafia. Frauenpower im Dschungel von Chicago<br /><br />Chicago im Bauboom: V.I. Warshawski, die Privatdetektivin mit den harten Sprüchen und dem starken Gerechtigkeitssinn, muss sich notgedrungen mit der Baumafia der Stadt anlegen. Seit Tantchen Elenas Altenheim abgebrannt ist, campiert die Schnapsdrossel bei ihrer Nichte. Genervt macht sich Vic an die Arbeit ...<br /><br />"Gnadenlos zerrt Ms Warshawski den Leser durch das Schattenland der Abbruchhäuser der Stadt: kein weiblicher Robin Hood, sondern eine gewiefte Detektivin mit einem ätzend großen Mundwerk"&#xa0;manager magazin

43 Fromme Wünsche

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  "Vic ist die coole, starke Frau, von der wir alle ein bisschen träumen" Brigitte - Vic Warshaskis dritter Fall!<br /><br />Die Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski erhält einen überraschenden Anruf von ihrer Tante Rosa: Im Kloster St. Alban in Chicago sind Aktien im Wert von fünf Millionen Dollar als Fälschungen aufgedeckt worden. Die ungeliebte Tante, verantwortliche Buchhalterin, wird verdächtigt. Vic wittert einen größeren Skandal und hat Recht. Als Vics Freundin, eine Aktienexpertin, erschossen wird, steht für die Privatdetektivin fest, dass die Schuldigen nicht nur bei den Vertretern der Stadt zu suchen sind, sondern auch ganz oben in kirchlichen Kreisen.<br /><br />"Mit Scharfsinn und hervorragenden Kenntnissen in der Wirtschaftskriminalität rollt Sara Paretsky den schmutzigen Chicagoer Aktienskandal auf" Der Spiegel&#xa0;&#xa0;

44 Eine für Alle

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Der siebte&#xa0;Fall für Vic Warshawski - in einem ebenso frechen wie atemberaubenden Alleingang tritt Vic einer bornierten und geldgierigen Männerwelt ans Schienbein<br /><br />Die Chicagoer Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski schlägt sich diesmal mit besonders üblen Gaunern herum: Sie bringen alte Menschen um ihre Ersparnisse und führen dubiose Finanzmanipulationen mit Pensionsfonds durch. Und mitten in diesem Sumpf krimineller Machenschaften steckt Vics Ex-Mann Dick, Rechtsanwalt in einer der besten Kanzleien der Stadt...&#xa0; &#xa0;

45 Tödliche Therapie

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Der vierte Fall für Vic Warshawski - ihr ausgeprägtes soziales Gewissen und ihre Allergie gegen Ungerechtigkeit lassen sie nicht ruhen<br /><br />Notaufnahme - Vics Freundin stirbt! Kurze Zeit später wird ein Krankenhausarzt ermordet aufgefunden. Krankenhausunterlagen verschwinden auf mysteriöse Weise und vor dem Haus einer Ärztin finden seltsame Demonstrationen statt, die mit brutalten Ausschreitungen enden. Vic Warshawski muss ermitteln, als ihr eigener Freundeskreis zunehmend in Gefahr gerät, greift Vic beherzt zur Pistole ... &#xa0; &#xa0;

46 Blacklist

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Der elfte Fall für die "Detektivin mit Seidenstrümpfen"&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />Eines Tages erhält die Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski einen ungewöhnlichen Auftrag: Sie soll ein altes, verlassenes Herrenhaus observieren, in dem nachts ungebetene Gäste ihr Unwesen treiben. Tatsächlich stößt Vic auf einen mysteriösen Eindringling - und wenig später auf die Leiche eines Mannes, die im Gartenteich versenkt wurde. Vic ahnt, dass sie in ein Wespennest gestochen hat - und es scheint, als stehe das nächste Opfer bereits auf der schwarzen Liste des Täters.

47 Ihr wahrer Name

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Vic Warshawskis ermittelt in ihrem zehnten Fall mit Sensibilität und Unbestechlichkeit!&#xa0;<br /><br />Lotty Herschel ist nicht nur Vic Warshawskis älteste Freundin, sondern auch angesehene Ärztin. Doch als Lotty im Fernsehen den Namen Paul Radbuka hört, verliert sie plötzlich die Fassung: In einem aufwühlenden Interview behauptet Radbuka, das Geheimnis seiner Herkunft gelüftet zu haben und tragisches Opfer des Holocaust zu sein. Unter dem Druck der Ereignisse gesteht Lotty ihrer Freundin Vic, sie habe nach dem Krieg für kurze Zeit den Namen Radbuka annehmen müssen, um ihre wahre Identität zu verschleiern. Was hatte Lotty damals zu verbergen? Und welche Verbindung besteht zwischen ihr und dem fremden Radbuka wirklich? Je näher Vic der Wahrheit kommt, desto unklarer wird, wem von beiden sie trauen kann ...

48 Die verschwundene Frau

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Einfallsreich folgt Vic Warshawski&#xa0; in ihrem&#xa0;neunten Fall der Spur zu den mächtigsten Männern Chicagos und stößt dabei in ein lebensgefährliches Wespennest aus Korruption und politischen Intrigen<br /><br />Warum musste die Einwanderin Nicola Aguinaldo auf so gewaltsame Weise sterben? Weshalb verschwindet ihre Leiche, bevor ein ausführlicher Obduktionsbericht erstellt werden konnte? Und aus welchen Gründen will die Chicagoer Polizei ausgerechnet Vic Warshawski die Schuld an dem Tod der jungen Frau in die Schuhe schieben? Beim Lösen ihres neuen Falls ist die charmante und scharfsinnige Privatdetektivin vor besondere Schwierigkeiten gestellt, denn ganz offensichtlich wollen einflußreiche Kreise ihre Nachforschungen unterbinden. –<br /><br />"Paretsky ist eine Ausnahme unter den amerikanischen Kriminalschriftstellern, weil sie gesellschaftliche Ungerechtigkeit leidenschaftlich verurteilt."&#xa0; Donna Leon, Welt am Sonntag

49 Deadlock

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-07-03
Description :  Vic Warshawski, Chicagoer Privatdetektivin und Spezialistin für Wirtschaftskriminalität ermittelt in ihrem zweiten Fall!&#xa0;<br /><br />Champ, ehemaliger Eishockey-Star und der Lieblingsvetter von Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski, gerät im Hafen von Chicago in die Schiffschraube eines Getreidefrachters. "Ein bedauerlicher Unfall" meint sein Arbeitgeber, eine angesehene Reederei. Doch Vic ist mißtrauisch: Je weiter sie ihre Nase in die Frachtschwindeleien steckt, desto tiefer gerät sie zwischen die Fronten der großen Reeder...<br /><br />"Vic ist die coole, starke Frau, von der wir alle ein bisschen träumen"&#xa0;Brigitte

50 Hände hoch, Kleiner!

Author : Sara Paretsky
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-12-15
Description :  Dass gegenwärtig die wirklich aufregenden Kriminalromane von Frauen geschrieben werden, ist fast schon nichts Neues mehr. Die berühmte amerikanische Autorin Sara Paretsky hat vierzehn Kriminalgeschichten ausgesucht, die typisch sind für ihre eigene und die Arbeit ihrer Kolleginnen. Der Band enthält unter anderem Stories von Ruth Rendell, Liza Cody, Nevada Barr, Frances Fyfield und Elizabeth George.<br /><br />Die Zeiten, in denen Frauen vor allem als Opfer von Verbrechen in Erscheinung traten sind längst vorbei - Bühne frei für Polizistinnen und Heldinnen.



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