Sara Paretsky (* 8. Juni 1947 in Ames, Iowa) ist eine US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin, die mit den Kriminalromanen um die Privatdetektivin V. I. Warshawski bekannt wurde.
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Meeting an anonymous client on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. Especially when the client lies and tells V I Warshawski he’s the prominent banker John Thayer, looking for his son’s missing girlfriend. But V I soon discovers the real John Thayer’s son – and he’s dead. As V I begins to question her mysterious client’s motives, she sinks deeper into Chicago’s darker side: a world of gangsters, insurance fraud and contract killings.
Band 1 der Serie. „The Chicago writer whose name always makes the top of the list when people talk about the new female operatives.“ (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review) (292 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 338 Seiten noch günstig?
V I Warshawski’s fourth case, starts when a young friend goes into premature labor. V I and Consuelo are far from home. By the time Consuelo’s doctor, young Malcolm Tregiere, arrives, both she and her baby are dead at the local for profit hospital. V I assumes this is a tragic but unavoidable outcome. However, when Dr. Tregiere is brutally murdered and V I begins to investigate, her work unleashes a trail of violence that leads her back to the hospital where Consuelo died.
Band 4 der Serie. „In addition to all the action, there were multiple plots occurring. Paretsky manages to keep all the balls in the air and brings them together in a neat finish.“ (Leser) (101 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 324 Seiten noch günstig?
V.I. Warshawski’s Chicago neighbourhood is prospering. As it’s out with the old and in with the new, long-term residents like elderly Hattie Frizell find themselves viciously under threat … But that’s not all that’s troubling V.I. When the body of her neighbour’s friend is found washed up in the Sanitary Canal, her investigations lead her to uncover a world of corporate conspiracy and political corruption involving some of Chicago’s most prestigious industrial players.
Band 7 der Serie. „Sara Paretsky is a lot more than a plain detective story writer. She describes a whole society, in this case that of Chicago and its crime, or crimes.“ (Leser) (40 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 434 Seiten noch günstig?
When V.I.’s close friend Lotty Herschel is approached by a man claiming to be a fellow Holocaust survivor, she’s forced to recall a painful past she’s tried desperately to forget. Coming to Lotty’s aid, V.I. decides to investigate the mysterious stranger. But her findings lead to the exposure of something much darker involving an international conspiracy reaching all the way back to Nazi Europe – as well as a shocking truth which could potentially devastate her friend …
Band 10 der Serie. „Finally, the plots – insurance fraud, the Chicago political machinery, recovery of Holocaust assets, as well as recovery of repressed memories are all hot and timely topics that dovetail surprisingly well, but keep you guessing as to how it’s all going to play out.“ (Leserin) (78 Rezensionen / 3,9 Sterne), 560 Seiten noch günstig?
‚Doctors take days off – why not PIs?‘ V.I. Warshawski demands. But when the hardest-working of private eyes goes out one night, a stranger is shot and dies in her arms. V.I. has been visiting Club Gouge, Chicago’s edgiest night spot, where a woman known as the Body Artist turns her naked body into a canvas for the audience to paint on. The show attracts all kinds of people, from a menacing off-duty cop to Ukrainian mobsters and Iraq war veterans – and V.I.’s impetuous cousin, Petra.
Band 14 der Serie. „There’s plenty of action and confusion about who is the killer and why the young woman was killed. This is Paretsky at her best.“ (Leserin) (120 Rezensionen / 3,9 Sterne), 476 Seiten noch günstig?
When private eye V.I. Warshawski is called out to a derelict drug house in a rural town just south of Chicago she discovers something she wasn’t expecting: the mutilated corpse of a man dumped in a cornfield. It is a discovery that throws V.I. into the fascinating world of physics and invention: a design which sparked the construction of the computer as we know it the development of nuclear weapons the wonder of Newton’s prisms and a train of dramatic events that occurred in war-time Vienna over seventy years ago.
Band 16 der Serie. „The plot is both intricate and satisfying, and contains some well-camouflaged red herrings and surprises as the action unfolds. It will come as no surprise to Paretsky fans that a top Chicagoland corporation is somehow involved, and that neither the corporation nor the Feds come off heroically.“ (Leser) (410 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 481 Seiten noch günstig?