Bitter Medicine (V. I. Warshawski Series #4)

Bitter Medicine (V. I. Warshawski Series #4)

by Sara Paretsky

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451230270
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: V. I. Warshawski Series , #4
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 125,708
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of the renowned V.I. Warshawski novels. Her many awards include the Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Crime Writers' Association and the 2011 Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. She lives in Chicago.


Chicago, Illinois

Date of Birth:

June 8, 1947

Place of Birth:

Ames, Iowa


B.A., Political Science, University of Kansas; Ph.D. and M.B.A., University of Chicago

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Bitter Medicine (V.I. Warshawski Series #4) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
siubhank on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski brings a teenager about to give premature birth to a private hospital where the mother and her baby die. Warshawski asks her friend, Dr. Tregiere, to check procedures; he's found murdered later. When the supposedly bereaved husband is murdered, Warshawski begins to dig into the life and death of the young mother. There are other appalling deaths as V.I. gets to the facts behind a tawdry cover up. The city of Chicago, with its ethnic mix, and neighborhoods, as enlived by Paretsky, plays an important role. I¿ve loved Paretsky¿s work since the first one, this one was no different. There were sufficient plot twists and turns, a romantic interlude, loveable yet annoying characters... all the stuff that makes us enjoy V.I. It¿s sort of like one of the famous RedHots, Chicago style hot dogs. Big on flavor and history, reminding those of us who spent time there why we remember it so fondly despite the weather.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sadly, this book represents in very believable terms the medical field of today....granted, it does not generally lead to murder, but it certainly shows the underbelly of some clinics today...those more concerned wt the bottom line than the care of their patients. Definitely worth the read. As always, love our heroines...I include Lotta for her indefatigable care of her patients! Buy it, you won't be disappointed...Aloha...^~^
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I have enjoyed medical thrillers my whole life, and this one is a great read!
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This is the fourth Warshawski novel I've read and I don't think I'll have the patience to read the fifth one. I came to the conclusion that Sara Paretsky's novels are not for me.While reading the identical storylines I feel deja vu of some sort.A weak plot is filled with unnecessary details that don't add up to much thing and that verbose writing style makes the books at least fifty pages thicker and you often get strayed.I always prefer Louis L'Amour or Ed McBain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sara Paretsky's protagonist is a ground breaker, a female private investigator. In Bitter Medicine V. I. Warshawski becomes tangled up in enquiries about the death of a teenage mother and her newborn child. Warshwski took Consuelo to a private hospital when she started labour but they both died. To add to confusion one of Consuelo's doctors, Malcolm Tregiere, is beaten to death the next day. Warshawski gets her face slashed by gang members while investigating Malcolm's murder. She is involved in a violent demonstration and her flat is broken into. All part of being a private investigator. As usual Paretsky keeps us on our toes as the cases unravel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not much sleep tonight
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great crime novel. Full of suspense and will keep your interest.....a page turner. A quick and easy read that will leave you wanting to read more of the author's books.