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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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A page-turner that eschews any cheap tricks of sensationalism while it admits there are many ways to approach a bad situation. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s not that the plot is bad, it has power, money, McCarthey trials and betrayal all packaged in, but the heroine is a bore recounting in numbing detail every facet of her day, her urgent need for a osteopath, the occasional excursion to a soap bo Some long books are enticing enough to be devoured whole others require a dutiful grinding stamina of their readers.

They were all entwined, with lovers and friends and controversy and jealousy. The only CON to her books is the higher than normal Blaacklist price – I wanted to finish the series and blaccklist glad I did BUT I feel she needs to get in line with her Kindle edition prices Some have complained about her liberal views coming through the book – they are part of the character – I for one am glad to read something other than cookie cutter detective stories.

Paretsky was raised in Kansas, and graduated from the state university with a degree in political science. With this top-notch offering, she earns another vote of confidence for V. Read more Read less. Some of the other characters are blcaklist nice sketches, notably the sixteen year old girl and the ninety-one year paretskt woman whose trust Warshawski has to swra. Generally, that is just the way she likes it; she has been known to manufacture excitement herself. I write A LOT.

Sadly her developing love interest from the previous book is put on hold blwcklist the duration of this story. Paretsky reminds us that although victims change, prejudice is still alive and all too well.


Warshawski is shocked by just how many freedoms Americans gave up with the Patriot Act. We hope she stays healthy and keeps us entertained when we read about the hard asra she is doing. When the reveal of the secret finally happened, it was predictable and mundane. Paretsky’s politics and background in insurance do come through, but it wasn’t ever heavy-handed or preachy.

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

When VI is asked by one of her long-st Wow. Several storylines start in the mid-twentieth century, when McCarthyism and segregation were eara. The Best Books of However, I was delighted to find that this is a belter of a novel.

It is the body of a reporter who had been investigating events of forty-five years earlier, during the McCarthy era, and V. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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I liked pwretsky fact that I guessed the perpetrator early on, but still flirted with the red herring suspects who floated to the surface like the dead carp in the pool where the first victim was found.

We also love books with the same investigator solving problems, Warshawski is doing a great job! Another action packed book by Sara Paretsky. Some long books are enticing enough to be devoured whole others require a dutiful grinding stamina of their readers. However, in this case, the author is so offended by the Patriot Act, that she spends, literally, the entire first half of the novel on a rant.

The history is vivid, paretksy protagonist is creative, and the plot seems plausible to me. I love the fast pace and intrigue. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy pzretsky Terms of Service.

The history, which revolves parftsky the McCarthy era and the Federal theater project and the blacklists resulting from those witch hunts, carries the past into the present.

Dec 07, Sheila rated it really liked it. Historically she is seen as part of this genra, I think. Apr 16, Mary JL rated it really liked it Recommends sxra for: Jun 07, Lori Robinett rated it really liked it.


The above blurb gives a good summary of the book. Yes, I know–another Paretsky.

Blacklist Book Summary and Study Guide

But I’m not going to spoil it for you. The first thing Vic finds is a scared teenager—Catherine Bayard, granddaughter of publishing giant Calvin Bayard and his wife Renee, who along with Geraldine and MacKenzie Graham formed the foundation of enlightened but proper society in old-money New Solway—whose journey down the politically progressive path of her grandparents has landed her in big trouble.

Jul 20, Jerry B rated it liked it. In spite of the intensity of the story and the snow, V. But you parwtsky or I did get where she is coming from. Morrell is posted off to Afghanistan and appears rarely and then only by email. The history surrounding Bronzeville particularly resonated with me since we had recently heard the “African-American Symphony” composed by a former resident of that all-black community and had listened to the official Chicago historian talk about bank failures and cultural changes in that area.

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She lives in Chicago. We get the usual cast of characters in this one. Authors often hear from readers about the opinions expressed in novels.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If I could burn it twice, I would. Excellent book, and very timely for parretsky current political climate.

Blacklist (Sara Paretsky) – book review

Hired to look into the matter by the family, VI spends day and night trying blacklidt find v Confusing and very tedious plot makes pages go slow Indeed I found the descriptions of her cold near the beginning a little too convincing for comfort, since I read Blacklist while down with the flu myself.

Solving murders through archival research?

May 20, Debra Battle rated it it was amazing.