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Fire Sale

by Sara Paretsky

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Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2005
    416 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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V.I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When she takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes....As she tries to find the errant teenagers, and to track down a particularly cruel murderer, her own life is almost forfeit in the swamps that lie under the city of Chicago.

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"Packed with social themes and moral energy, held together by humor, compassion and sheer feistiness." - Publishers Weekly

"Fast-paced and as entertaining as any entry in the series, this installment will please fans. " - Library Journal.

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Sara Paretsky Author Biography

Before there was Lisbeth Salander or Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. Warshawski. Sara Paretsky revolutionized the mystery world in 1982 when she introduced V.I. in Indemnity Only. By creating a believable investigator with the grit and the smarts to tackle problems on the mean streets, Paretsky challenged a genre in which women typically were either vamps or victims. Hailed by critics and readers, Indemnity Only was followed by nineteen more best-selling Warshawski novels. The New York Times writes that Paretsky "always makes the top of the list when people talk about female operatives," while Publishers Weekly says, "Among today's PIs, nobody comes close to Warshawski."

Called "passionate" and "electrifying," V.I. reflects her creator's own passion for social justice. As a contributor ...

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