Sara Paretsky has created one of the most compelling yet complex characters in detective fiction. Private Investigator V. I. Warshawski is beginning to wonder whether a trip down memory lane – Chicago - was such a good idea after all, having been drawn in to some sinister goings on as a favour for a friend and ending up badly injured on the roadside.
A well-written and tantalising action packed mystery.
V.I. Warshawski series:
1. Indemnity Only
3. Killing Orders
4. Bitter Medicine
5. Blood Shot
6. Burn Marks
7. Guardian Angel
8. Tunnel Vision
9. Hard Time
10. Total Recall
12. Fire Sale
Death, conspiracy and burning buildings – coming home wasn`t meant to be like this.
A dangerous, depressed place reeking of bad memories, South Chicago is a neighbourhood private investigator V.I. Warshawski left a long time ago. But now she`s back, drawn to the streets of her childhood once again to do a favour for a friend.
It was never going to be easy – and when the mother of a local girl asks her to look into claims of sabotage at the factory where she works, V.I. quickly finds herself caught up in something far more sinister.
They say home is where the heart is, but now, as she lies by the roadside with a piece of hot, twisted metal embedded in her shoulder, looking up at the factory`s smouldering remains, Warshawski is beginning to wonder whether a trip down memory lane was such a good idea after all…
Fire Sale marks the glorious next step for V.I. Warshawski – one of the most complex, compelling characters in modern crime fiction – and confirms Sara Paretsky`s position as one of the world`s leading crime writers.
Publication date: 13/03/2006
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||13th March 2006|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Thriller / Suspense,|
Sara Paretsky was brought up in rural Kansas. After a variety of jobs ranging from dishwashing to marketing she now writes full time. She is a founder and past President of Sisters in Crime, an advocacy group for women in the thriller field. She lives in Chicago with a University of Chicago physicist and their golden retriever. Photograph © Steven E. Gross Maxim Jakubowski's view on V.I. WARSHAWSKI... Launched in 1982 by Sara Paretsky in INDEMNITY ONLY, Vic Warshawski is the toughest gal on the Chicago block, a female private eye who could outfight Philip Marlowe and his kind, ...More About Sara Paretsky