Synopses & Reviews
Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying.The girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families: the grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is among the world's wealthiest men; the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is running for the United States Senate.For V. I. Warshawski, the questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Sophy Durango? Or to Chaim Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania? As V.I. struggles to answer these questions, she finds herself fighting enemies who are no less terrifying for being all too human.
The latest in the New York Times bestselling V.I. Warshawski series pits the Chicago PI against a powerful political pundit with serious connections and a complicated history he?ll do anything to protect.Praise for the audio edition of Body Work: Susan Ericksen's portrayal of Chicago private investigator V.I. Warshawski is pitch-perfect. ? AudioFile, Earphones Award WinnerPraise for the audio edition of Hardball narrator Susan Ericksen ? ramps up the excitement in the story with a memorable voice that is intense and breathless. She's equally convincing as a gangbanger, a gentle nun, a kindly neighbor, and a stroke victim. Each character shines as an individual, making this one of the best Sara Paretsky productions ever.? ? AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner