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Blacklist (V.I. Warshawski Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780451209696
ISBN10: 0451209699
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Awards

Shortlisted for the Golden Dagger Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Paretsky returns with her heroine V.I. Warshawski in this New York Times bestseller, deemed "a complex, disturbing thriller" by the Associated Press. This is a story of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations — secrets that are political, social, sexual, financial, and all of them with the power to kill.

Review:

"Paretsky emphasizes the political but doesn't neglect the personal here: a compelling tale of secrets that can't stay buried." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Paretsky reminds us that although victims change, prejudice is still alive and all too well. With this top-notch offering, she earns another vote of confidence for V.I." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[A] stellar entry in a celebrated series, which offers a provocative history lesson....A tightly woven and thoughtful thriller, this enticing mix of history and mystery showcases sharp, clever, vulnerable V. I. at her best." Booklist

Review:

"This may be Paretsky's most complex novel to date. It will have particular resonance post-9/11, as readers recognize more easily what it was like for past generations to live in fear. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"[A] thoughtful, high-tension mystery....Whatever your views on those subjects [of political dissent and national security], this is a provocative mystery that should prompt you to examine them more rigorously." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"In addition to being a first-class mystery, Blacklist contains subtle warnings about the loss of freedoms and is a reminder of how absolute power can corrupt and destroy the freedoms it is meant to protect." Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"[O]ne of the most intricately plotted Warshawsky novels to date....Blacklist shines, thanks to the depth of Paretsky's research into the times and her passion for both Warshawsky and this world....[This series] has reached a new peak." Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"There are some odd things about this book, not science-fiction strange, but strange enough to make much of the action ludicrous....With its murky plot, surprisingly ditzy heroine and multitudinous goofy moments, Blacklist may be the black sheep of the Warshawski series." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"[B]ecause she is still among the very best drivers of narrative engines in the business, Paretsky...has produced a genuinely exciting and disturbing thriller, a raging vehicle that can carry a load of baggage...without missing a beat." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Paretsky has an affinity for solid storytelling with a social agenda without sacrificing plot....Blacklist doesn't miss a beat as the author carefully shapes her characters while molding a plot that accelerates." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Review:

"Perpetrating hooptedoodle. That's all I could think of as I read...paragraph after paragraph of earnest but dull prose in Blacklist....'Perpetrating hooptedoodle' is writer Elmore Leonard's description of what writers do when they bore readers." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Review:

"[W]ith so much sermonizing, Blacklist comes across mostly as a medium for expressing Paretsky's own socio-political views. This turns an otherwise intriguing whodunit into a diatribe on civil liberties, and that is unfortunate." Dallas-Ft. Worth Star Telegram

Review:

"Sara Paretsky wrote the book, so to speak, on putting a woman squarely in the world of tough-cookie private eyes." Seattle Times

Synopsis:

Readers love sleuth V.I. Warshawski. Now she returns in a novel of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations — from one of the most compelling writers in American crime fiction.

Synopsis:

Readers love sleuth V.I. Warshawski. Now she returns in a novel of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations-from one of the most compelling writers in American crime fiction.

About the Author

Sara Paretsky is the author of twelve previous books, including ten V. I. Warshawski novels. She is the winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association.

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Effie, December 27, 2007 (view all comments by Effie)
Paretsky's books are always a compelling read, but this one is even more so. In these times when a new kind of blacklisting is a real threat, it's also a cautionary tale, superimposed on the gloss of the murder mystery.

She intelligently interweaves tangled layers, approaching her subject matter not just from Point A to B, but allowing the necessary tangets of A1 to A10 and lots more footnoted plotlines in-between.

She is also always contemporary, throwing a paragraph into the plot that quickly condemns what needs to be. For example, when she needs to buy a quick outfit change & some other sleuthing materials, she visits a certain megastore & buys it all for less than $30. She lays it on the line--of course it's made by slave labor. How could it not be, at those prices. But we conveniently ignore the truths we want to for convenience. Thank God Paretsky is there to remind our conscience not to!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451209696
Author:
Paretsky, Sara
Publisher:
Signet Book
Author:
Paretsky, Sara
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Missing children
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
V.I. Warshawski Novels
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.85x4.19x1.27 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 480 pages Signet Book - English 9780451209696 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Paretsky emphasizes the political but doesn't neglect the personal here: a compelling tale of secrets that can't stay buried."
"Review" by , "Paretsky reminds us that although victims change, prejudice is still alive and all too well. With this top-notch offering, she earns another vote of confidence for V.I."
"Review" by , "[A] stellar entry in a celebrated series, which offers a provocative history lesson....A tightly woven and thoughtful thriller, this enticing mix of history and mystery showcases sharp, clever, vulnerable V. I. at her best."
"Review" by , "This may be Paretsky's most complex novel to date. It will have particular resonance post-9/11, as readers recognize more easily what it was like for past generations to live in fear. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "[A] thoughtful, high-tension mystery....Whatever your views on those subjects [of political dissent and national security], this is a provocative mystery that should prompt you to examine them more rigorously."
"Review" by , "In addition to being a first-class mystery, Blacklist contains subtle warnings about the loss of freedoms and is a reminder of how absolute power can corrupt and destroy the freedoms it is meant to protect."
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the most intricately plotted Warshawsky novels to date....Blacklist shines, thanks to the depth of Paretsky's research into the times and her passion for both Warshawsky and this world....[This series] has reached a new peak."
"Review" by , "There are some odd things about this book, not science-fiction strange, but strange enough to make much of the action ludicrous....With its murky plot, surprisingly ditzy heroine and multitudinous goofy moments, Blacklist may be the black sheep of the Warshawski series."
"Review" by , "[B]ecause she is still among the very best drivers of narrative engines in the business, Paretsky...has produced a genuinely exciting and disturbing thriller, a raging vehicle that can carry a load of baggage...without missing a beat."
"Review" by , "Paretsky has an affinity for solid storytelling with a social agenda without sacrificing plot....Blacklist doesn't miss a beat as the author carefully shapes her characters while molding a plot that accelerates."
"Review" by , "Perpetrating hooptedoodle. That's all I could think of as I read...paragraph after paragraph of earnest but dull prose in Blacklist....'Perpetrating hooptedoodle' is writer Elmore Leonard's description of what writers do when they bore readers."
"Review" by , "[W]ith so much sermonizing, Blacklist comes across mostly as a medium for expressing Paretsky's own socio-political views. This turns an otherwise intriguing whodunit into a diatribe on civil liberties, and that is unfortunate."
"Review" by , "Sara Paretsky wrote the book, so to speak, on putting a woman squarely in the world of tough-cookie private eyes."
"Synopsis" by , Readers love sleuth V.I. Warshawski. Now she returns in a novel of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations — from one of the most compelling writers in American crime fiction.
"Synopsis" by ,

Readers love sleuth V.I. Warshawski. Now she returns in a novel of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations-from one of the most compelling writers in American crime fiction.

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