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 N. Paretsky
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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
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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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