Short-tempered and defensive–“ornery,” according to the cop whom she warily lets into her bed–Chicago private detective V.I. Warshawski abruptly shakes off. Guardian Angel (V. I. Warshawski) [Sara Paretsky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When a neighboring eighty-year-old dog owner turns. Author Sara Paretsky Biography: Sara Paretsky is the author of twenty books, including the renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. Named Grand Master by the.

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Warshawski was highly unlikeable, as was nearly every character in the book. View all 6 comments.

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Warshawski, has an alcoholic friend Mitch Kruger. She also has an actual relationship going on although I except that to be temporary. Hattie isn’t the detective’s only worry. His alcoholic friend Mitch Kruger, a fellow retiree from the Diamond Head Machine Company, cadges a bid from Contreras, brags about soon-to-come riches from Diamond Head, disappears and later is found murdered.

Married to a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, she has lived in Chicago since This one isn’t for me as intense and compelling as some whodunits but very enjoyable in retrospect. She wants the Streeter boys to walk her so that there are no unplanned male visitors, but of course, Mr. I am always surprised at how many mistakes V.


Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have to say though that VI seems to learn in this one that her behavior has consequences and that she can’t just keep doing what gyardian is doing. The Winter issue of Clues: This book is much longer than her earlier ones. In this book, she’s fighting for something she strongly believes needs to be fixed, and several of her cases are colliding Book Review 3.


Her novels get longer and longer, but not better and better. Chris rated it did not like it Jul 18, I wanted to be cool. Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction.

C’s and Lotty’s, two of my favorites.

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She apparently has received no training in the use of her licensed gun, and she apparently never travels to a shooting range to practice with it. Of course, they do, but zara one of the eight puppies remains in their care.

Her nightmares, which open almost every chapter, seem angeo be pointing t Ok, so in number 7 in the series it appears V. Under normal circumstances that would be plenty of excitement for quite a while. This book was interesting for the way Vic is becoming more introspective and is beginning to maybe understand a little of why she is as abrasive as she is.

It explores many different themes we are all faced with or hear about in modern life today such as: She ultimately completed a Ph. The neighbor in her building, Mr. A lot of my work is trying to figure out why people do what they do.

About Me For those new to me or my reviews If you paretskg a good detective novel, this isn’t it. I think it is the next book I’ll be reading, tunnel vision. With the help of Lotty’s nurse she helps the neighbor find her wits and she and Mr. Though VI has some cases she is wrapping up, not much is guwrdian on with her.


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Or, anyway, VI is rocking and rolling many many many many times before the last chapter! One of my favorites guardixn this series which I’ve read mostly out of order. She was hard to take. This is the 4th V.

Death on the Edge. Mj rated it did not like it Feb 06, Jocelyn rated it did not like it Mar 07, This one is worth reading if you’ll only sample a few in the series. Topics Crime fiction A life in I think I stopped reading around so there are several more that will be familiar. Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel. Pkach rated it did not like it Feb 11, The Color of Fear.

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