Love & other crimes [electronic resource] : stories. Sara Paretsky.
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- ISBN: 9780062915566 (electronic bk)
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From New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky, a collection of thrilling crime and detective short stories, many featuring legendary detective V.I. Warshawski—including a brand-new V.I. story. New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky is the master of twisting suspense and compelling plots. She has been hailed by the crime community as "a legend" (Harlan Coben) and "one of the all-time greats" (Karin Slaughter). Her acclaimed novels featuring detective V.I. Warshawski have become one of the most celebrated series in modern fiction. Now in this spellbinding collection, Paretsky showcases her extraordinary talents with fourteen short stories, including one new V.I. story and seven other classics featuring the indomitable detective. In "Miss Bianca," a young girl becomes involved in espionage when she befriends a mouse in a laboratory that is conducting dark experiments. Ten-year-old V.I. Warshawski appears in "Wildcat," embarking on her very first investigation to save her father. A hardboiled New York detective and elderly British aristocrat team up to reveal a murderer in Chicago during the World's Fair in "Murder at the Century of Progress." In the new title story, "Love & Other Crimes," V.I. treads the line between justice and vengeance when the wrongful firing of a family friend makes him a murder suspect. For longtime fans of V.I. Warshawski, new readers discovering her for the first time, or any lover of crime and bone-chilling suspense, Love & Other Crimes is a celebration of Paretsky's exceptional storytelling skill and a searing exploration of the dark conspiracies and desperate human acts hiding in plain sight.
Electronic reproduction. New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2312 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
*Starred Review* The complicated characters, jolting plot switchbacks, and deeply intentional themes that have made crime-fiction-virtuoso Paretsky's 20-plus novels best-sellers are all in evidence in the 14 inventive stories gathered here. Written over two decades, these mind-whirling tales showcase Paretsky's storytelling ardor, incisive wit, and abiding concern about social injustice. A personal dimension is added with the Note following each story, in which the author shares her inspirations. The overarching theme is how love, especially family love, can induce one to do wrong to try to make things right. Eight stories feature Paretsky's trailblazing Chicago sleuth, V. I. Warshawski, including "Wildcat," a wrenching look back to her childhood in which young Victoria searches for her policeman father in the thick of the city's 1966 race riots. Both racism and sexism drive "Trial by Fire," in which an encounter between a rebellious young white woman and a Native American man in 1920s Kansas turns tragic. In other gripping tales, white-collar crime turns blood-red, a young girl finds herself in the midst of Cold War germ warfare, and children are traumatized by urban gun violence. Here, too, are delectable historical crime stories, with tribute paid to Anna Katharine Green's prototypical woman detective, Amelia Butterworth, who bests none other than Sherlock Holmes. A wisely provocative and zestfully entertaining crime collection. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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