Hard Time

Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444761552
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While driving home after celebrating friend Murray Ryerson's big break into TV hosting, V.I. almost collides with a fatally wounded woman lying in the street. The deceased is Nicola Aguinaldo, former employee of security giant B.B. Baladine and recent prison runaway. Taking on the case, V.I. finds herself plunged into a sinister network of corruption that pits her against the police, the prison and the entertainment industry - with potentially lethal results.

Deadlock

Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442459865
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Als Eishockeylegende Champ Warshawski im Lake Michigan ertrinkt, glaubt seine Cousine, die Ermittlerin V.I. Warshawski, weder an einen Unfall noch an die aufkommenden Selbstmord-Gerüchte. Bewaffnet mit einer Flasche Black Label und ihrer Smith Wesson begibt sie sich auf die Suche nach der Wahrheit. Ihre Ermittlungen führen sie zu der mächtigsten Reederei Chicagos.

Total Recall

Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780440334446
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The bestselling V.I. Warshawski novels have dazzled readers and earned the acclaim of critics everywhere. “V.I. Warshawski rules,” writes Newsweek, crowning her “the most engaging woman in detective fiction.” Of V.I.’s creator, the Chicago Tribune says “Sara Paretsky has no peer.” Now Paretsky brings her incomparable storytelling brilliance to her most powerful Warshawski novel yet. Total Recall 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. 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. 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. 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? 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. 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. 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, Total Recall proves once again the daring and compelling genius of Sara Paretsky.

Kritische Masse

Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: CulturBooks
ISBN: 3959881274
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Der Sommer geht zur Neige. Im ländlichen Illinois stehen schwere Missernten bevor, in der Großstadt Chicago geht die soziale Schere immer weiter auseinander. Die panische Nachricht einer haltlosen Frau auf Dr. Herschels Anrufbeantworter führt Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski nach Palfry County. Doch statt der erwarteten Landkommune findet sie dort nur noch eine verlassene Methküche vor und einen toten Hund. Zurück in Chicago ist Warshawski zwar auf vertrautem Terrain, aber ihre Vermisstensuche weitet sich aus zu einer Odyssee durch Zeit und Raum, und die Gegenseite hat fast unbegrenzte Ressourcen. Großmeisterin Sara Paretsky demonstriert die gewaltige Erzählkraft der Kriminalliteratur in diesem elegant geplotteten Hardboiled-Roman mit Privatdetektivin Vic Warshawski, die hier einmal mehr an ihre Grenzen gerät. »Beide, Warshawski und Paretsky, sind bei Kritische Masse in absoluter Höchstform. Mit dem Scharfblick einer guten Reporterin und der visionären Kraft einer Künstlerin setzt Sara Paretsky Orte ins Bild und leuchtet Strukturen aus.« Washington Post »Paretsky erzählt hier mit dieser schwindelerregenden, diamantharten Klarheit, die einem von Seite zu Seite unverhofft das Herz brechen kann.« Chicago Tribune

Feuereifer

Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442310012
Format: PDF
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Die Privatdetektivin Vic Warshavski sucht für die High School Mädchen-Basketballmannschaft einen lokalen Unternehmer als Sponsor. Als sie diesen genauer unter die Lupe nimmt, stösst sie auf eine infame Intrige mit tödlichen Folgen.

Deadlock

Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307781283
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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 & 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. Praise for Deadlock “V.I. Warshawski is one of the best . . . smart, tough, sexy.”—Daily News (New York) “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.”—Chicago Tribune “Hard-boiled detective fiction . . . a swift-paced and engrossing read.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Slithers with suspense!”—Chicago Sun-Times

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Sara Paretsky

Author: Margaret Kinsman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476625697
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sara Paretsky’s groundbreaking mystery series about Chicago private investigator V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 and is still going strong. She is a co-founder of Sisters in Crime (worldwide organization supporting women writers), a sought-after public speaker and the 2015 president of the Mystery Writers of America. This book is the first comprehensive reference work on Paretsky, providing an overview of the Warshawski novels and short stories, her other novels, a volume of collected essays, her anthologies and journalism. Special attention is paid to the character of Warshawski—the tough, street-smart detective who challenges stereotypical representations of women in crime fiction—and to the significance of the Chicago setting. A guide to the scholarly and critical debates is included, along with discussion of media adaptations and references to key websites.