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Indemnity Only

Indemnity Only Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9780307477736
Release 2010-05-12
Pages 336
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The 30th anniversary edition of the first V. I. Warshawski novel, Indemnity Only, featuring a new afterword from Sara Paretsky Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V. I. Warshawski’s specialty. Her client says he’s the prominent banker John Thayer. Turns out he’s not. He says his son’s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that’s not her real name. V. I.’s search turns up someone soon enough—the real John Thayer’s son, and he’s dead. Who’s V. I.’s client? Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the time she’s got it figured, things are hotter—and deadlier—than Chicago in July. V. I.’s in a desperate race against time. At stake: a young woman’s life.



Deadlock

Deadlock Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9780307781284
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 320
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When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, cousin V.I. questions the report of accidental death and rumors of suicide. V.I. searches for leads and finds a trail of violence and corruption. It takes her to the center of Chicago's powerful shipping industry. There she ferrets out her cousin's killer -- but nearly gets painted out of the picture -- permanently!



Wildcat

Wildcat Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9780062689504
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 48
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Sara Paretsky, one of the most legendary crime writers of all time, presents an exclusive and thrilling short story featuring beloved investigator V.I. Warshawski as a ten-year-old girl on her first investigation. V.I. Warshawski developed her strength and sense of justice at a very early age. It’s 1966 and on the south side of Chicago racial tensions are at an all-time high. Dr. Martin Luther King is leading marches at Marquette Park and many in the neighborhood are very angry. With nothing but a bicycle, eighty-two cents in her pocket, and her Brownie camera hanging from her wrist, Victoria sneaks off to Marquette Park alone to protect her father Tony, a police officer who is patrolling the crowds. What begins as a small adventure and a quest to find her father and make sure he is safe turns into something far more dangerous. As the day goes on and the conflict at the park reaches a fever pitch Victoria realizes she must use her courage and ingenuity if she wants to keep herself and her family members out of harm’s way.



Fallout

Fallout Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9780062435835
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 592
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LEE CHILD says she's "a genius." P.D. JAMES called her "the most remarkable" of today's suspense writers. STIEG LARSSON loved her work so much, he named her in his novels. And now SARA PARETSKY returns with the most extraordinary novel of her legendary career: FALLOUT. Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago... and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star. Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished — and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count. And in this, her toughest case, not even V.I. is safe. Exciting and provocative, fiercely intelligent and witty, FALLOUT is reading at its most enjoyable and powerful.



Burn Marks

Burn Marks Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 0307418529
Release 2009-07-22
Pages 416
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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. From the Paperback edition.



Photo Finish

Photo Finish Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9781101537510
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 30
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A classic V.I. Warshawski short story from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky. When a beautiful young man hires Chicago detective V.I. Warshawski to find his long-lost father, his story has so many holes that V.I. knows she’s on thin ice. Some illusive resemblance to a face she can’t quite remember keeps the PI on the case, even though when she finds the old man, he claims he never had a child. Uncovering the real identities of both father and son leads V.I. on a chase from Chicago’s seedy bars to its Gold Coast hotels and leave her shaken to the core. Don’t miss this rare story about the detective who is a “powerful magnet for trouble” (People) by the international bestselling and award winning Sara Paretsky. Originally published in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine and reprinted in Body Work



Sisters on the Case

Sisters on the Case Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 0451222393
Release 2007
Pages 335
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Presents twenty mystery stories from various writers, including Sue Henry, Barbara D'Amato, Carolyn Hart, and Sara Paretsky.



I is for Innocent

 I  is for Innocent Author Sue Grafton
ISBN-10 1429911581
Release 1992-05-15
Pages 304
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Readers of Sue Grafton's fiction know she never writes the same book twice, and "I" Is For Innocent is no exception. Her most intricately plotted novel to date, it is layered in enough complexity to baffle even the cleverest among us. Lonnie Kingman is in a bind. He's smack in the middle of assembling a civil suit, and the private investigator who was doing his pretrial legwork has just dropped dead of a heart attack. In a matter of weeks the court's statute of limitations will put paid to his case. Five years ago David Barney walked when a jury acquitted him of the murder of his rich wife, Isabelle. Now Kingman, acting as attorney for the dead woman's ex-husband and their child (and sure that the jury made a serious mistake), is trying to divest David Barney of the profits of that murder. But time is running out, and David Barney still swears he's innocent. Patterned along the lines of a legal case, "I" Is For Innocent is seamlessly divided into thirds: one-third of the novel is devoted to the prosecution, one-third to the defense, and a final third to cross-examination and rebuttal. The result is a trial novel without a trial and a crime novel that resists solution right to the end. When Kinsey Millhone agrees to take over Morley Shine's investigation, she thinks it is a simple matter of tying up the loose ends. Morley might have been careless about his health, but he was an old pro at the business. So it comes as a real shock when she finds his files in disarray, his key informant less than credible, and his witnesses denying ever having spoken with him. It comes as a bigger shock when she finds that every claim David Barney has made checks out. But if Barney didn't murder his wife, who did? It would seem the list of candidates is a long one. In life, Isabelle Barney had stepped on a lot of toes. In "I" Is For Innocent, Sue Grafton once again demonstrates her mastery of those telling details that reveal our most intimate and conflicted relationships. As Kinsey comments on the give-and-take by which we humans deal with each other, for better and sometimes for worse, the reader is struck yet again by how acute a social observer Ms. Grafton can be. Frequently funny and sometimes caustic, she is also surprisingly compassionate-- understanding how little in life is purely black and white. Except for murder. Somewhere out there, a killer waits to see just what Kinsey will find out. Somewhere out there, someone's been getting away with murder, and this time it just might turn out to be Kinsey's. "I" Is For Innocent is Sue Grafton in peak form. Fast-paced. Funny. And very, very devious. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"



Brush Back

Brush Back Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9780698196834
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 480
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Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times–bestselling author Sara Paretsky. No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. V.I. doesn’t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V.I.’s adored mother, Gabriella. But life has been hard on Frank and on V.I.’s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V.I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipers’ nest of Illinois politics she’s wanted to avoid. When V.I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers.



Windy City Blues

Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9780440218739
Release 1996
Pages 337
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No-nonsense detective V.I. Warshawski is back on the case, as she copes with a newfound cousin's score to settle, a friend suspected of killing a professional rival and stealing his priceless statue, a murderous high-school classmate, and her beautician's run in with murder. Reprint.



Cupcakes Pies and Hot Guys

Cupcakes  Pies  and Hot Guys Author Pamela DuMond
ISBN-10 9781641861342
Release 2017-10-20
Pages 269
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This LOL book is part of a light, bubbly, romantic mystery series — but can be read as a STAND ALONE. USA Today Bestselling author PAMELA DuMOND pitched the real life ERIN BROCKOVICH story to ‘Hollywood’. Now she brings readers CUPCAKES, PIES, and HOT GUYS, the third madcap mystery in the Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery Series! Annie Graceland’s a baker with a pinch of psychic ability—she can see and talk to ghosts. Much to her dismay, they also talk back—nagging her incessantly to solve their murders. Annie’s mom signs her up to be a judge at Wisconsin’s Hot Guys’ Contest. When the hometown Hot Guy is killed and doesn’t pass to the Afterlife, he begs her to investigate his murder. Now she’s meddling with a motley crew of murder suspects. It doesn’t help that Detective Jamie Ryan, a boy from Annie’s past, is all grown up, sexy as sin, and determined to make her fall for him. Annie’s about to discover that going back home can be sweet as frosting or worse than a cake wreck. The temperature’s rising at the Hot Guys’ Contest... PRAISE for the Annie Graceland Mysteries: “One part Ghost Whisperer, two parts Stephanie Plum, shake and stir and you have Annie Graceland!” Dakota Cassidy - USA Today Bestselling author. “At the relentless urging of her mother, Annie Graceland... heads to her hometown of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to help judge the first annual Hot Guys competition in this blithe and funny contemporary cozy mystery...” Publishers Weekly “A funny mystery… That’s a double treat if you ask me!” Marcia Wallace – Emmy Award Winning Actress – The Simpsons. These confections are also available in Print and Audible. Follow Pamela DuMond on BOOKBUB to receive updates. More LOL Annie Graceland Mysteries include: Cupcakes, Lies, & Dead Guys ** Cupcakes, Sales, & Cocktails ** Cupcakes, Paws, & Bad Santa Claus ** Cupcakes, Diaries, & Rotten Inquiries ** Cupcakes, Bats, & Scare-dy Cats ** Cupcakes, Bars, & Rock Stars ** Cupcakes, Spies, & Despicable Guys. Grab. This. Book!



Film Adaptation and Its Discontents

Film Adaptation and Its Discontents Author Thomas Leitch
ISBN-10 9780801891878
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 372
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Most books on film adaptation—the relation between films and their literary sources—focus on a series of close one-to-one comparisons between specific films and canonical novels. This volume identifies and investigates a far wider array of problems posed by the process of adaptation. Beginning with an examination of why adaptation study has so often supported the institution of literature rather than fostering the practice of literacy, Thomas Leitch considers how the creators of short silent films attempted to give them the weight of literature, what sorts of fidelity are possible in an adaptation of sacred scripture, what it means for an adaptation to pose as an introduction to, rather than a transcription of, a literary classic, and why and how some films have sought impossibly close fidelity to their sources. After examining the surprisingly divergent fidelity claims made by three different kinds of canonical adaptations, Leitch's analysis moves beyond literary sources to consider why a small number of adapters have risen to the status of auteurs and how illustrated books, comic strips, video games, and true stories have been adapted to the screen. The range of films studied, from silent Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to The Lord of the Rings, is as broad as the problems that come under review. -- Shannon Wells-Lassagne



Total Recall

Total Recall Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9780440224716
Release 2002
Pages 524
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While investigating a case of insurance fraud perpetrated on a poor family from Chicago's South Side, private detective V. I. Washawski is called in to assist her dear friend and mentor, Dr. Lotty Hershel, who is faced with the appearance of a mysterious man who may have a terrifying link to Lotty's past and dangerous implcations for her present. Reprint.



Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky Author Margaret Kinsman
ISBN-10 9780786471874
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 212
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Reviews of the Series: "The McFarland Companion series...has been consistently excellent, both in its choice of subjects and its quality of scholarship and writing"--Mystery Scene. Sara Paretsky's groundbreaking mystery series about Chicago private investigator V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 and is still going strong. She is a co-founder of Sisters in Crime (worldwide organization supporting women writers), a sought-after public speaker and the 2015 president of the Mystery Writers of America. This book is the first comprehensive reference work on Paretsky, providing an overview of the Warshawski novels and short stories, her other novels, a volume of collected essays, her anthologies and journalism. Special attention is paid to the character of Warshawski--the tough, street-smart detective who challenges stereotypical representations of women in crime fiction--and to the significance of the Chicago setting. A guide to the scholarly and critical debates is included, along with discussion of media adaptations and references to key websites.



Killing Orders

Killing Orders Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9780062190819
Release 2011-12-13
Pages 384
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V.I.'s battleaxe Aunt Rosa is under investigation by the FBI and SEC after counterfeit stock certificates were found at St. Albert's Priory, where she serves as treasurer. As malicious as her aunt is, V.I. knows she's not dishonest, so V.I. vows to protect her from taking the fall. But V.I. starts questioning the strength of her family ties when a menacing voice on the phone threatens to throw acid into her eyes if she doesn't butt out. The stakes are high as she begins to sniff out a connection between Chicago's most powerful institutions: the Church and the Mob.



Blood Shot

Blood Shot Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 9780307418111
Release 2009-07-22
Pages 384
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V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise is something she always keeps. Caroline, a childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem -- after twenty-five years she wants V.I. to find the father she never knew. But when V.I. starts probing into the past, she not only finds out where all the bodies are buried -- she stumbles onto a very new corpse. Now she's stirring up a deadly mix of big business and chemical corruption that may become a toxic shock to a snooper who knows too much. From the Paperback edition.



V I Warshawski

V  I  Warshawski Author Sara Paretsky
ISBN-10 014023151X
Release 1993
Pages 759
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Contains three novels with private eye V.I. Warshawski. In "Indemnity Only" a client's son dies and Warshawski's services are no longer needed, in "Deadlock" V.I.'s investigations into her cousin's death spark off more murder and in "Killing Orders" V.I. n