Burn Marks (V. I. Warshawski Series #6)

Burn Marks (V. I. Warshawski Series #6)

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by Sara Paretsky
     
 

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Someone knocking on the door at 3 A.M. is never  good news. For V.I. Warshawski, the bad news  arrives in the form of her wacky, unwelcome aunt Elena.  The fire that has just burned down a sleazy  SRO hotel has brought Elena to  V.I.'s doorstep. Uncovering an arsonist  — and the secrets hidden behind

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Someone knocking on the door at 3 A.M. is never  good news. For V.I. Warshawski, the bad news  arrives in the form of her wacky, unwelcome aunt Elena.  The fire that has just burned down a sleazy  SRO hotel has brought Elena to  V.I.'s doorstep. Uncovering an arsonist  — and the secrets hidden behind Elena's boozy  smile — will send V.I. into the  seedy world of Chicago's homeless... into the Windy  City's backroom deals and bedroom politics, where  new schemers and old cronies team up to get V.I.  off the case — by hook, by crook, or by  homocide.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Paretsky's best book to date." —  Kansas City Star

  "V.I. Warshawsi is good company and a rich discovery  awaiting those who have yet to meet her." —  Los Angeles Times

"Sara Paretsky just keeps getting better and better!"  — The Atlanta Journal  -constitution

"Another triumph for Ms.  Paretsky, her most captivating novel yet... V.I.  herself [is] undoubtedly on of the best-written  characters in mystery fiction." — The  Baltimore Sun

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This sixth adventure of Chicago private eye Victoria Iphenigia Warshawski begins with arson and proceeds to homicide. ``While everyone else in this complicated, occasionally tedious plot urges her toward traditional female paths, V.I. resolutely forges her own trail, maintaining the spunk and humor that have earned her a large, devoted following,'' said PW. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440208457
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Series:
V. I. Warshawski Series, #6
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
379,022
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Paretsky's best book to date." —  Kansas City Star

  "V.I. Warshawsi is good company and a rich discovery  awaiting those who have yet to meet her." —  Los Angeles Times

"Sara Paretsky just keeps getting better and better!"  — The Atlanta Journal  -constitution

"Another triumph for Ms.  Paretsky, her most captivating novel yet... V.I.  herself [is] undoubtedly on of the best-written  characters in mystery fiction." — The  Baltimore Sun

Meet the Author

Sara Paretsky is the author of eighteen books, including her renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and is also the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award given by the British Crime Writers’ Association. She lives in Chicago.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1947
Place of Birth:
Ames, Iowa
Education:
B.A., Political Science, University of Kansas; Ph.D. and M.B.A., University of Chicago
Website:
http://saraparetsky.com/

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Burn Marks (V.I. Warshawski Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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One of her best, hard to put it down once you start reading.
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