Body Work

A V.I. Warshawski Novel

Sara Paretsky - Author

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ISBN 9780451413086 | 576 pages | 05 Jul 2011 | Signet Select | 6.49 x 4.29in | 18 - AND UP
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The last thing V.I. Warshawski was expecting when she showed up at Chicago's Club Gouge was that she'd wind up cradling a dying performance artist in an alley. A PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed guilty of the murder, but it's up to V.I. to find out what kinds of shady activities are really happening at Club Gouge...

"… superb… This strong outing shows why the tough, fiercely independent, dog-loving private detective continues to survive."
Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

"Edgy… It's good to see Warshawski—that can-do, no-nonsense gal who barged into the man-world of fictional gumshoes in 1982—still saving the innocent."
– St. Louis Beacon

"A new V.I. Warshawski novel is always a cause for celebration… Paretsky's the queen of the hard-boiled for good reasons. Her characters are ordinary people. Her dialogue is pitch perfect… The story revolves around bullies—personal, sexual and corporate ones—and Warshawski is smart enough to know bullies can be beaten."
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The Fourteenth entry in the V.I. Warshawski series finds the smart-mouthed Chicago PI approaching 50 but unafraid of mixing it up with some thuggish Ukrainian mobsters… V.I. proves as persistent as ever in a case that ranges from the edgy urban nightclub scene to the corporate interests making a fortune from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, as always, the city of Chicago, from its gentrified lofts to its working-class bars, is given a starring role. Another solid entry in a popular series."

"Paretsky plays out her trademark political and social themes not with rhetoric but with a compelling story of lives shattered by pride, greed and fear of the unknown."
Kirkus Review

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