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Sara Paretsky

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Author Sara Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa on June 8, 1947. She received a degree in political science from the University of Kansas and ultimately completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago; her dissertation was entitled "The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the näytä lisää Civil War." She also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She married a professor of physics (University of Chicago). The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky's novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. V. I. Warshawsky shows a female detective succeeding a traditionally male role. Paretsky has won numerous awards for her work including the Silver Dagger Award for Toxic Shock, the Gold Dagger award for Blacklist, and the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers Association. Her title Brush Back made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Sohaisu pimeään (1983) 1,519 kappaletta
Blacklist (2003) 1,373 kappaletta
Tunnel Vision (1994) 1,267 kappaletta
Fire Sale (2005) 1,251 kappaletta
Tappavaa myrkkyä (1988) 1,197 kappaletta
Suojelusenkeli (1992) 1,187 kappaletta
Ankara aika (1999) 1,187 kappaletta
Veitsi kurkulla (1987) 1,127 kappaletta
V. I. Warshawski ja punainen kukko (1990) 1,124 kappaletta
Killing Orders (1985) 1,123 kappaletta
V. I. Warshawski ja surmanloukku (1984) 1,103 kappaletta
Muistin ansassa (2001) 1,071 kappaletta
Hardball (2009) 864 kappaletta
Windy City Blues (1991) 798 kappaletta
Body Work (2010) 764 kappaletta
Bleeding Kansas (2008) 658 kappaletta
Breakdown (2012) 575 kappaletta
Critical Mass (2013) 481 kappaletta
Fallout (2017) 417 kappaletta
Ghost Country (1998) 377 kappaletta
Shell Game (2018) 356 kappaletta
Brush Back (2015) 355 kappaletta
A Woman's Eye (1991) — Toimittaja; Johdanto — 275 kappaletta
Dead Land (2020) 264 kappaletta
Women on the Case (1996) — Toimittaja — 212 kappaletta
Overboard (2022) 183 kappaletta
Writing in an Age of Silence (2007) 168 kappaletta
A Taste of Life (1995) 120 kappaletta
Love & Other Crimes (2020) 72 kappaletta
Pay Dirt (2024) 56 kappaletta
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2022 (2022) — Toimittaja — 41 kappaletta
Crime Story Collection (2000) 28 kappaletta
Beastly Tales (1989) — Toimittaja — 25 kappaletta
Death on the Edge (2018) 20 kappaletta
Female Sleuths (1993) 13 kappaletta
Strung Out (1997) 12 kappaletta
Photo Finish (2011) 9 kappaletta
Indemnity Only / Killing Orders (1991) 6 kappaletta
Sharon Gless Reads Crime's Leading Ladies {audiobook} (1995) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Grace Notes (1995) 4 kappaletta
Skin Deep {story} (1994) 3 kappaletta
Indemnity Only / Guardian Angel (1993) 3 kappaletta
Five Short Stories (1995) 3 kappaletta
Silver Lies 1 kappale
Verdwenen 1 kappale
Marquette Park 1 kappale
Publicity Stunts 1 kappale
Ends of Justice 1 kappale
Schiebung (Ariadne) (2022) 1 kappale
Urgence (2002) 1 kappale
Der Ferienkrimi. (1999) 1 kappale
Moord uit liefde 1 kappale
Zwijgen verzekerd (1985) 1 kappale
Settled Score (1998) 1 kappale
Indemnity Only / Burn Marks (2005) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Neiti Etsivä ja kadonnut testamentti (1930) — Johdanto, eräät painokset7,104 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Avustaja — 457 kappaletta
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Avustaja — 446 kappaletta
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Avustaja — 298 kappaletta
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Avustaja — 268 kappaletta
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (2011) — Avustaja — 227 kappaletta
Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel (2005) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset209 kappaletta
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe : a centennial celebration (1988) — Avustaja — 204 kappaletta
Pahan palkka : vuosisadan parhaat jännityskertomukset (2001) — Avustaja — 154 kappaletta
Women of Mystery (1992) — Avustaja — 127 kappaletta
Sisters in Crime (1990) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Avustaja — 118 kappaletta
A New Omnibus of Crime (2005) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Avustaja — 95 kappaletta
Murder for Love (1996) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta
Sisters in Crime 5 (1992) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
Deadly Housewives (2006) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
Deadlock [Retold by Rowena Akinyemi] (1995) — Original Author — 79 kappaletta
Sisters in Crime 3 (1990) — Avustaja — 79 kappaletta
Lady on the Case: 22 Female Detective Stories (1988) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
Stranded (2005) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset72 kappaletta
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Avustaja — 71 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta
First Cases: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes (1996) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta
Women on the Edge (1992) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Chicago Noir: The Classics (2015) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
3rd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
Most Wanted (2002) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Crime Hits Home (2022) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Women of Mystery - Book 3 (1998) 24 kappaletta
Lethal Ladies (1996) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
New Crimes 1 (1989) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories (2007) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Lethal Ladies II (1998) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Crime After Crime (1998) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Crimes of Passion: Twenty-Three Tales of Love and Hate (1993) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Murder and Mystery in Chicago (1988) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Fifty Shades of Grey Fedora (2015) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Murder to Go (1993) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Den kriminelle novelle (1999) — Tekijä, eräät painokset5 kappaletta
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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I have seen a lot of readers posting their praise for author Sara Paretsky’s books and decided to give her a try. She writes a series of books based on a woman private detective, V.I. Warshawki, set in Chicago. Starting another series, especially one with 22 books published, did not bring about a sense of excitement. I decided I would read the first book in the series and if I loved it, I would be happy to pursue the series.

Since I’m the type of person who has to start a series at the beginning, I started my journey with the first installment, Indemnity Only. V.I. Warshawski is hired by John Thayer, a prominent banker, who says his son’s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. V.I. quickly learns that isn’t the girlfriend’s real name. While searching for her, V.I. finds the son, Peter Thayer, dead in his apartment. The mystery thickens when V.I. learns she wasn’t hired by John Thayer in the first place. Before V.I. can find the girlfriend, she must uncover the identity of her client and who murdered young Peter Thayer.

Like any good mystery, this novel kept me busy following the characters and how they connected. And most importantly, why did someone want to kill Peter? The location of the girlfriend remained a constant mystery while V.I. worked diligently to put together the pieces of the puzzle.

I enjoyed Indemnity Only, but I didn’t love it as I hoped. V.I. Warshawski is a tough detective and quite sharp at her detecting skills. She reminded me a lot of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone character in her alphabet series. I have been reading my way through that series for a few years now and I’m almost finished. It’s hard to describe, but this book didn’t affect me enough to keep reading the series. I’m at a stage in my life where I want to read books that I love. Meaning, I can’t wait to resume reading and it has characters I adore getting to know. A book that gives me all the feels! Sara Paretsky is a good storyteller. Indemnity Only is a good book that I recommend to anyone who is looking for a lengthy series in the mystery genre.

I purchased the audiobook of Indemnity Only through Audible. Narrator Susan Ericksen does a great job conveying the tough character of V.I. Warshawski.

I have photos and additional information that I'm unable to include here. It can all be found on my blog, in the link below.
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NatalieRiley | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 8, 2024 |
So far my favorite of the series!
 
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DianeVallere | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 16, 2024 |
This is a wonderful addition to the long-running and most-beloved V.I. Warshawski series. This is book 22, and it is as action packed as all the other books in the series. At the beginning we see a very different V.I. She is recovering from an horrific event of the previous fall, and she is unsure of herself, depressed, and not eating and sleeping well. She is in Kansas where she has gone to see a friend of her niece, Bernie, who is playing in an important game and about to break a record in college sports. One of Bernie's friends disappears while they are there, and Bernie asks V.I. to find her. With much reluctance V.I. agrees. She finds the girl unconscious and in a drug house. She manages to get her to safety, but she also discovers the body of an unknown woman in that same house. V.I. tries to find out what happened to the woman, and by doing so she unleashes a rat's nest of corruption and murder in small-town Kansas. Lots is covered in this book--political and corporate corruption, long-held community secrets, and a history of racial prejudice. V.I., at much risk to her health, just has to find out what is behind all this crime, and while doing so, she turns the small town onto its head and digs up some very old secrets that founding families do not want uncovered. It is always an event for me when a new V.I. book comes out and as soon as I hear of one, I place a hold on it so that I can read it right away. I was glad to read that Ms. Paretsky is not done with V.I. yet, and that another book will come out some time in the future. I will be sure to read that immediately as well.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Romonko | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 28, 2024 |
It's... fine. The mystery is ell-constructed, the pacing is good. It's just missing some more humor.
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cwebb | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 25, 2024 |

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