Posts tagged Sara Paretsky

Book Review: “Hard Time”

This book was published in 1999 and features V.I. Warshawski, a private detective in Chicago. On her way home from a gala event, Warshawski nearly runs over a body lying in the road. Her car swerves to miss it and runs into a fire hydrant instead. She calls 911 and the police and ambulance arrive […]


Book Review: “Fallout” by Sara Paretsky

This is a mystery novel, published in 2017 and features Private Investigator V.I. Warshawski. The book opens with two friends asking for Warshawski’s help finding a missing young man. He’s been implicated in a robbery of pharmaceuticals at a local gym in Chicago and has vanished. His friends, Angela and Bernie, don’t believe he did […]


“A Storyteller Stands Where Justice Confronts Basic Human Needs” by Sara Paretsky

This essay was taken from a collection called “Writers [On Writing] from the New York Times with an Introduction by John Darnton.  My intention is to provide comments only on the content of the essay. The author responds to a letter criticizing her work for being “infested” with political issues.  She doesn’t “sit down to […]