Hardball (V.I. Warshawski Novel) [Sara Paretsky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hired to track down a man who has been missing for. V.I. Warshawski is back, as cranky and committed as ever. And author Sara Paretsky has a few pet peeves and projects of her own. Photo: Steven E. Gross. Review: “Hardball” by Sara Paretsky. Amy GutmanSpecial to the Tribune. Just back from an Italian vacation, a chastened but still intrepid wki soon.
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I have been reading them in the order she wrote them and she never rests on her laurels. The security c Two missing persons – one that lawyer and private investigator V. Who even reads my reviews, much less my own publications? The same themes emerge. Read it Forward Read it first.
I think Sara Paretsky is the best crime writer around these days. I’m so bored trying to read it. An antidote to the female victims and vamps in Chandler-esque crime fiction, she heralded a Golden Age of women sleuths and crime novelists.
Warshawski, a female private investigator. Sometimes writers tire themselves on their series characters. After a four-year hiatus, Chicago private investigator V. King in Chicago have to do with a man who has been missing all those years? Just try separating Sara Paretsky the crime writer from Sara Paretsky the crusader. This novel has several seemingly unrelated threads that end up coming together in a powerful ending. VI’s cousin is in town on a politicking venture What other metropolis could give rise to both a Barack Obama and a Rod Blagojevich?
Another favorite of mine Is Richard North Patterson – he’s still going strong writing about current affairs through the characters he creates. Also by Sara Paretsky. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage.
What secrets connect cops, politicians, and gang members, leading back to a civil rights demonstration inand what do any of these events have to do with the missing man? It’s just unbelievable at this point that she’s not suffering from some long term medical issues due to her always being beat up, shot, or something is blowing up near her in every book.
Reading this book is like running into an old friend unexpectedly on the street — very pleasant and warm. Paretsky is one of a handful of writers I’d have to rank as the best living authors of detective fiction.
Loved this book mostly because ssara was written about the part of Chicago in which Sara and I both grew up — the south side. But I read 12, Fire Saleout of order about a year ago. The first hardcover book in the series Indemnity Only sitting on my shelf and published in was pages.
That certainly didn’t seem to happen with V I Warshawski. After that, it seemed natural to bring out her red wineglasses and toast her memory, and exchange our life stories, and, finally, to lie together on the living room rug while Mozart and my mother filled the room. HardcoverFirst Editionpages. We go back a bit and that paregsky accounts for three rather than two stars.
Contreras is so taken with Petra.
The security cameras capture the three blurred figures on film. And, at the end, perhaps a wisp of hope that V. The impetus of the story is that VI Vic to her friends has been hired by to old ladies, one of whom is dying, to find out what happened jardball Lamont Gadsden, a 19 year old who diappeared a few days after a race riot in South Chiicago.
Vic has a hard time reconciling these acts, wanting to believe her father was flawless and honorable, yet seeing both honor in his actions and dishonor in his silence.
She gives us deep characters.