Blacklist: V.I. Warshawski 11 (Paperback)Sara Paretsky (author)
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The eleventh novel in the V.I. Warhawski crime series, set in Chicago, from prize-winning author Sara Paretsky.
During a routine stake-out of a major client's former home, V.I. stumbles upon something she didn't expect to find: a body. The police immediately dismiss the victim as a drunken intruder, but V.I. sees things differently.
Hired by the dead man's family to investigate, V.I. is lead back to the blacklists of the McCarthy era as well as into the murky operations of modern American government. Stopping at nothing in her quest for justice, V.I. soon discovers the perilous cost of bringing dark secrets to light . . .
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 199 x 132 x 26 mm
Paretsky's compelling look at the dark side of nostalgia is tough and true. Warshawski is prickly, honest, brave, funny and genuinely likeable * Literary Review *
A crime-busting treat * Independent *
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 *
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