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									Sara ParetskySara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky is credited with breaking the gender barrier in detective fiction with the creation of her hard-boiled female detective, V. I. Warshawski. In mysteries that have been translated into more than 20 languages, the no-nonsense and sexy V.I. keeps her eye on the city of Chicago, distributing justice to everyone from corporate crooks to government phonies and street hustlers.

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Sara Paretsky
Also Known As:
Sara N. Paretsky
Current Home:
Chicago, Illinois
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Lawrence, Kansas
B.A., Political Science, University of Kansas; Ph.D. and M.B.A., University of Chicago
Ms. magazine Woman of the Year, 1987; University of Kansas Hall of Fame, 1988

Paretsky's Latest

Selected Warshawski Adventures

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								Fire Sale, Author: 
								Sara Paretsky.

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Fire Sale
by Sara Paretsky
V.I. Warshawski may be teaching girls' basketball at her old high school, but corporate skullduggery is ever at work and so is V.I. This is the 12th in the V. I. Warshawski series by Paretsky, one of America's foremost writers of crime fiction.
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								Total Recall, Author: 
								Sara Paretsky.
*  Indemnity Only (1982)
*  Bitter Medicine (1987)
*  Blood Shot (1988)
*  Burn Marks (1990)
*  Windy City Blues (1995)
*  Hard Time (1999)
*  Total Recall (2001)
*  Blacklist (2003)
*  Fire Sale (2005)

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The Best Book to Read First

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								Hard Time, Author: 
								Sara Paretsky.

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Hard Time
by Sara Paretsky
With her first V. I. Warshawski novel after a five-year hiatus, Paretsky returned to the series in top form. In it, V.I. gets framed for homicide and thrown in prison, where she uncovers a scandal connected to her case and others. Only her street-tough, passionate determination solves the case and saves her life in the end.

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