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Body Work (V. I. Warshawski Series #14)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

fans of the long running series will conclude V.I. Warshawski (and Sara Paretsky) still has it

At Chicago's in Club Gouge, private investigator V.I. Warshawski is watching her troublesome younger cousin Petra. On stage, trendy performance artist Karen "The Body Artist" Buckley encourages her audience to join her in order to use her naked body as a canvas to pain...
At Chicago's in Club Gouge, private investigator V.I. Warshawski is watching her troublesome younger cousin Petra. On stage, trendy performance artist Karen "The Body Artist" Buckley encourages her audience to join her in order to use her naked body as a canvas to paint on. One participant draws an elaborate design on the back of Karen; however, Iraqi War veteran Chad Vishneski is outraged with the picture and lets everyone knows as he shouts profanities.

Two nights later, the "Body Artist" whose body painting caused the outburst is shot dead near Club Gouge. The police name Chad a person of interest. His concerned estranged parents hire Warshawski to prove their troubled son did not kill the woman. Her inquiry drifts back and forth between the Chicago war zone and the Middle East theaters of operation, but each step the detective takes seems filled with IEDs.

The latest Warshawski Hardball noir is a strong entry as the kick butt sleuth takes no prisoners while working the mean streets of Chicago's North Side. Action packed and tough on the case yet sensitive in her personal relationships, fans of the long running series will conclude V.I. Warshawski (and Sara Paretsky) still has it.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on August 2, 2010

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7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Not For Me

I didn't care for the characters, the writing, or the plot of this novel. I understand that women may find it more appealing as it involves a woman detective and several women victimized, but even so, women are entitled to a good story too. The lesbian underculture invo...
I didn't care for the characters, the writing, or the plot of this novel. I understand that women may find it more appealing as it involves a woman detective and several women victimized, but even so, women are entitled to a good story too. The lesbian underculture involving a body artist who paints gruesome things to degrade her body is not going to be universally appealing. In short, nothing worked for me here, and I regretted getting the book.

posted by KenCady on October 20, 2010

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

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    all over the place

    Trying a bit too hard to be something different and unique but doesn't put any thought into realy getting there, a bit disappointed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    Recommended

    I stopped reading these books some years ago because they were too depressing and violent. This book was interesting, not overly violent, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Vic is ageing well.

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