Chicago private eye V.I. (“Vic”) Warshawski needs all her strength and ingenuity to deal with the tragic effects of discrimination past and present in this riveting. V. I. Warshawski explores secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations in this New York Times bestselling novel from one of the most. Blacklist is a novel by crime writer Sara Paretsky featuring her protagonist, Private Investigator V. I. Warshawski. It won the Crime Writers’ Association.

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About Me For those new to me or my reviews Aug 31, Rose rated it really liked it.

Set up a giveaway. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The parallels — and something of her own politics — are obvious, but Paretsky avoids any hint of the didactic and never allows the politics to overpower the plot. It used to be that I spent a lot of time on foot, going to government buildings to look at records, doing physical surveillance and so on. Sadly her developing love interest from the previous book is put on hold for the duration of this story. Overall a lukewarm experience, mostly diappointed.

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Warshawski takes on an assignment investigating lights going on and off in a mansion late at night when she stumbles across a dead body. Meanwhile she finds herself tracking down the murderer of an Afr I have been reading my way through Sara Paretsky’s novels and have now read everything she wrote prior to Fire Sale,the one I read first.

Paretsky is one of the few mystery writers whose stories are rooted in the real world – which includes history and racial politics. There’s a problem loading this menu right blacklisy. I want to escape the real life news and tragedy we are exposed to and live with everyday.

Blacklist (V.I. Warshawski, #11) by Sara Paretsky

The governme Yes, I know–another Paretsky. I specialize in financial and industrial crime. Yet, I’m not rating this book so highly on the basis of local color though I’ll be reading other mysteries by Paretsky for precisely that reason, just as I enjoy that aspect of Greeley.


She muscles her way through cases where she ends up the loser on many fronts when just a tiny bit of finesse sqra have gotten her through on top. Blacklist Book Summary and Study Guide. Yes, I know–another Paretsky. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. English Choose a language for shopping. Nov 19, James rated it it was ok Shelves: The story involves the death of a reporter from an African-american newspaper on the grounds of a vacant mansion in the white part of town. My only criticism is that Paretsky seems a little soft on cops – especially given recent revelations that the Chi Paretsky is one of the few mystery writers whose stories are rooted in the pardtsky world – which includes history and racial politics.

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One of my all time pet peeves is when the author of a genre book, in this case a mystery novel, continually inserts their political viewpoints. And she does solve the crime.

There are so many connections and seedy things happening, you’re not sure how to begin figuring it out. No trivia or quizzes yet. Warshawski gets her First Amendment rights stomped while fencing with obstructive witnesses and unreliable clients.

Morrell is posted off to Afghanistan and appears rarely and then only by email. See and discover other items: Warshawski, a female private investigator. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I spent the first thirty years of my life in Michigan and thought I was a good driver in snow.

This plot was interesting because of the creepy old house that was involved and the cranky old lady complaining about it that led to a body being found Never having read a Sara Paretsky mystery, but having heard of her V.


We have to understand and accept that this book is fiction and Ms. Paretsky writes the best, most dense, and intriguing mysteries, for her hard-nosed detective, V.

Solving murders through archival research? Share your thoughts with other customers. This noirish PI novel is set in Chicago shortly following the September 11 attacks. She makes a lot of comparisons to her being Penelope and him being Odysseys. It was a mishmash of characters and sub-plots, which almost seemed like they there thrown in there to mask the fact that the actual plot really was I struggled to get through this book.

What’s not to love! The county declares Marc killed himself, but his wife Harriet hires her because she wonders if government officials murdered him. There was a problem adding your email address. This plot was interesting because of the creepy old house that was involved and the cranky old lady complaining about it that led to a body being found.

Jul 20, Jerry B rated it liked it. However, I was delighted by the descriptions of Chicago–both historical and modern Chicago. At time Blackilst liked the characters and at times they made me roll my eyes because their actions just didn’t seem to mesh with the overall character that blackliist been developed in the earlier parts of the book.

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I like her–she’s tough, smart, persistent, not afraid to take a risk, and there’s a lot of back story I wish I knew. She tied the plot to the McCarthy era which was a great comparison to a similar time when America felt threatened and overreacted, tossing out our principles and constitution for a while. However, I was delighted to find that this is a belter of pafetsky novel. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.