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A first reads win! Hardball contains all of the required Warshawski ingredients including the potential of romance — but no sex this szra. The first hardcover book in the series Indemnity Only sitting on my shelf and published in was pages.

Once I made it to page I was hooked.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Sep 22, Pages Buy. Glad I listened to it, I have a hard time justifying the time jardball read a pp mystery. The title of this novel, “Hardball,” pinpoints the metaphor at the center of this suspense tale—a story that spotlights civil rights, baseball, politics, and police corruption.

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I am a little over halfway through this novel – the 13th V. Hardball Sara Paretsky, Author. I think Vic is a great character — smart, sassy, and tough — and I think Paretsky has a lot of interesting things to hardbll about feminism, race relations, Chicago private investigator V.

Just try separating Sara Paretsky the crime writer from Sara Paretsky the crusader. An antidote to the female victims and vamps in Chandler-esque crime fiction, she heralded a Golden Age of women sleuths and crime novelists.


Some Listened to as an audio book over 3 trips in the aara 6 weeks.

Warshawski, a female private investigator. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V. I like Paretsky so much because, unlike many other hardboiled detectives, her hero isn’t static–she grows, changes, and develops. The author keeps giving you little hints through out the entire novel and then they all tie nicely at the end. Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies. A young cousin whom she’s never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign; a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

Hardball takes place in the early s but her investigation takes her back into the days of the Civil Rights movement, thus combining racism, Chicago politics, and a shocking revelation about her beloved father’s early years in the police force. Additionally one of Warshawski’s cousins disappears and she starts searching for her.

Review: “Hardball” by Sara Paretsky

It is also part of the poignancy of her rather empty life that they retain such an emotional effect on her. Contreras being a busy-body, V. Number 13 in this series and I am still enjoying them! And author Sara Paretsky has a few pet peeves and projects of her own.

Maybe I’m too familiar with Chicago, but I felt that Paretsky tried to cram as much of Chicago as possible into her book. A Traitor to Memory. The independent bookstores that hagdball me, brought me to the attention of readers—most no longer exist either.

Protected by the Shadows. In this book, family is abundant. Chicago private investigator V. Years ago, ;aretsky was contacted by a reader whose mother had died of breast cancer when the young woman was Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Slowed me down in making my book read goal but overall, a fairly entertaining book. Getting people to read it is not easy. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.


The most recent book was just released in October, and is the sixteenth in the series. Warshawski is Chicago politics-past, present, and future-take center stage in “New York Times”-bestselling author Sara Paretsky’s brilliant new V. Books by Sara Paretsky. Then, Petra disappears, and she must face the blame of her family for living a ‘careless’ life that endangers others.

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There are surprises in store for even the greatest Vic Warshawski fans. Contreras is so taken with Petra.

Sep 22, Pages. No different this time. Warshawski is one of my all-time favorite investigators.

I read this relatively longish novel in just two hagdball and even felt its pull when I wasn’t greedily turning the pages. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop, V.

And I will go on to the next book in the series immediately.

Sep 30, Joyce rated it really liked it.