When Sara Paretsky’s smart and gritty female private detective, V. I. Warshawski, first appeared in 1982 in the book Indemnity Only, she transformed the mystery genre by showing a woman could be more than just a vamp or a victim. With thrilling plots, well-drawn characters, and a compelling main character, Paretsky’s V. I. Warshawski novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and won numerous awards.
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1947
Place of Birth:
B.A., Political Science, University of Kansas; Ph.D. and M.B.A., University of Chicago