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              Burn Marks
                

              Burn Marks (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Read by Ericksen, Susan

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              ?Victoria, sweetie, you look terrific!? With those words ? and the sour yeasty smell of stale beer ? Elena, V.I. Warshawski's derelict aunt, re-enters her niece's life at three in the morning. Burned out of her SRO hotel, Elena has turned to V.I. for a place to stay. V.I. vows th...at it will be a short visit and uses some old political contacts to find Elena a room. When V.I. is hired to investigate the fire at the hotel, her aunt disappears, and her aunt's young friend is found dead at a construction site. V.I. is warned off the case by both a high-ranking police officer and a major Chicago developer ? who also happens to be a close friend of the chairman of the Cook County Board. After three terrifying attempts on her life, V.I. doesn't know whether it's the politicians, the police, or the developers who are after her. As this, her sixth investigation, takes her deep into the workings of both the construction business and Cook County politics, V.I. discovers a connection between the two that brings her to a confrontation where the line between friend and enemy is redrawn to frightening effect.
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              ISBN 9781491513385
              Released NZ 6 May 2014
              Publisher Brilliance Audio
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              Series V. I. Warshawski
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              Shell Game: A V.I. Warshawski Novel
                

              Shell Game: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Read by Ericksen, Susan

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              Sara Paretsky follows her instant New York Times bestseller Fallout-her most widely read novel in years-with an extraordinary adventure that pits her acclaimed detective, V.I. Warshawski, against some of today's most powerful figures. Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to t...he Windy City to save an old friend's nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art that stretches from Chicago to the East Indies and the Middle East. In Shell Game, nothing and no one are what they seem, except for the detective herself, who loses sleep, money, and blood, but remains indomitable in her quest for justice.
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              ISBN 9781982554538
              Released NZ 16 Oct 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Brush Back
                

              Brush Back (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Narrator Peakes, Karen

              • RRP: $51.50
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              Chicago s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky. No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she d be happy to avoid. High on... that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo s plea for help. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V. I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V. I. for help. V. I. doesn t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V. I. s adored mother, Gabriella. But life has been hard on Frank and on V. I. s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V. I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipers nest of Illinois politics she s wanted to avoid. When V. I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers.
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              ISBN 9781501231322
              Released NZ 7 Jun 2016
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Windy City Blues
                

              Windy City Blues (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Narrator Ericksen, Susan

              • RRP: $63.99
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              It's strictly Friends & Family as V.I. Warshawski, -the detective mystery fans have been waiting for- (Time), makes return appearances in a collection of stories that bring new meaning to -ties that bind.- Decked out in her silk shirts and no-nonsense Attitude, V.I. is out to mak...e a living--by the skin of her teeth. In -Grace Notes, - V.I. has barely finished her morning coffee when she sees an ad in the paper asking for information about her own mother, long dead. The paper leads V.I. to her newfound Italian cousin Vico, who's looking for music composed by their great-grandmother. What's the score? Clearly it's something to kill for... -The Pietro Andromache- finds V.I.'s friend Dr. Lotty Herschel with motive and means to dispatch her professional rival and steal his priceless statue. Lotty didn't do it--but does she know who did? V.I. soon cuts to the art of the case--and it's not a pretty picture at all! Summoned by an old high school friend to a race -At the Old Swimming Hole, - V.I. ends up swimming with the sharks--the FBI and a ruthless gambling kingpin--in a pool of blood.... And it's only -Skin Deep- when a relaxing facial transformation transforms a client into a stiff. V.I.'s pal Sal needs help. Her beautician sister Evangeline is prime suspect--and V.I. has only eighteen hours to crack the case before it's headline news.... -Three-Dot Po- proves there's nothing like a dog. Especially a dog on the trail of her mistress's killer, with V.I. in tow.... In -Strung Out, - love means nothing and V.I.'s quick to learn the score as her old friend's tennis-champion daughter is under suspicion for strangling her father with a racket string. And there's more, nine stories in all, in this masterful collection of short fiction starring V.I. Warshawski, -the most engaging woman in detective fiction since Dorothy Sayers's Harriet Vane- (Newsweek).
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              ISBN 9781536695281
              Released NZ 5 Sep 2017
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Shell Game: A V.I. Warshawski Novel
                

              Shell Game: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Read by Ericksen, Susan

              • RRP: $102.50
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              For V. I. Warshawski, saving a friend's nephew from a murder arrest turns into a tangle with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and shady thieves, proving the only one you can trust is yourself.

              ISBN 9781982554521
              Released NZ 16 Oct 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Brush Back
                

              Brush Back (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Narrator Peakes, Karen

              • RRP: $38.99
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              Chicago s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky. No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she d be happy to avoid. High on... that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo s plea for help. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V. I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V. I. for help. V. I. doesn t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V. I. s adored mother, Gabriella. But life has been hard on Frank and on V. I. s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V. I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipers nest of Illinois politics she s wanted to avoid. When V. I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers.
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              ISBN 9781501231339
              Released NZ 7 Jun 2016
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Killing Orders / Bitter Medicine
                

              Killing Orders / Bitter Medicine (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Narrator Ericksen, Susan

              • RRP: $38.99
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              KILLING ORDERSKilling Orders, V.I. Warshawski s third adventure, starts when her great-aunt Rosa summons the detective to her cold suburban home. Rosa made V.I. s childhood miserable and the detective resents the command to help her aunt prove she didn t embezzle five million dol...lars from a local Dominican priory. All hell breaks loose when a mysterious opponent tries to take Vic off the case by throwing acid in her eyes and burning down her apartment. And when a friend who s involved in the case is brutally murdered, it begins to look as if Vic hasn t got a prayer. But Warshawski continues to follow every lead, even when they point to some pretty unorthodox conclusions: Perhaps the Dominicans are covering up a financial scandal. Maybe the whole conspiracy is under the patronage of an international conglomerate, or of Don Pasquale, king of the Chicago mob. Worst of all, someone who s close to Vic could be involved her darkly handsome English lover, Roger Ferrant, or even Aunt Rosa herself. BITTER MEDICINEChicago private eye V. I. Warshawski knows from the start that Consuelo Alvarado s baby is trouble. Consuelo is sixteen. Diabetic. And the daughter of a friend. When she goes into labor too early, even V. I. s wild drive to get her to the hospital can t save either Consuelo or her child. Soon V. I. is investigating possible malpractice at the emergency room - and falling for a doctor who works there. Mixing business and love is always bad medicine, but V. I. finds herself listening to her heart, not her head. And when a brutal murder and the violent destruction of a woman s clinic put her at the center of a very dirty conspiracy, justice may be the only remedy for a hurt that cuts deep...and chills right to the bone....
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              ISBN 9781536673098
              Released NZ 24 Feb 2017
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              Indemnity Only / Deadlock
                

              Indemnity Only / Deadlock (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Narrator Ericksen, Susan

              • RRP: $38.99
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              INDEMNITY ONLYIn this gripping adventure the first V.I. Warshawski mystery America s top private eye is tossed into a dangerous adventure when a seemingly straightforward assignment becomes complicated and deadly. Hired by a man who calls himself John Thayer, V.I. s assignment is... to find Thayer s son Peter s missing girlfriend. But when V.I. Finds young Peter s dead body instead, her client disappears. Her efforts to track down her client and learn his true identity take her deep into a labyrinth of fraud and violence. By the time V.I. figures out the answers, she is in a race to find the missing young woman before the murderers do. DEADLOCKDeadlock, V. I. Warshawski s second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Once again the subject is murder this time the accidental death of Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey star and V. I. s beloved cousin, who fell or was pushed off a rain-slicked pier on Chicago s busy waterfront. Convinced that Boom-Boom was in fact killed because of information he had uncovered about criminal doings on the shipping lines, V. I. begins a long and frustrating search for her cousin s murderer. In the course of an investigation that takes her to a remote Canadian port city and a calamitous trip on a sabotaged freighter, V. I. finds all too many possible candidates for the killer, including a grain company executive involved in extortion; and rival heads of two shippers, one of whom is being blackmailed for his criminal past; a hockey player whose specialty is graft; and Boom-Boom s lover, an icily beautiful dancer with expensive tastes in men and merchandise.
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              ISBN 9781536673999
              Released NZ 24 Feb 2017
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              Bitter Medicine
                

              Bitter Medicine (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Narrator Ericksen, Susan

              • RRP: $51.50
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              Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski knows from the start that Consuelo Alvarado's baby is trouble. Consuelo is sixteen. Diabetic. And the daughter of a friend. When she goes into labor too early, even V. I.'s wild drive to get her to the hospital can't save either Consuelo or her... child. Soon V.I. is investigating possible malpractice at the emergency room - and falling for a doctor who works there. Mixing business and love is always bad medicine, but V.I. finds herself listening to her heart, not her head. And when a brutal murder and the violent destruction of a woman's clinic put her at the center of a very dirty conspiracy, justice may be the only remedy for a hurt that cuts deep . . .and chills right to the bone . . . The plot [is] fast moving, the dialogue snappy, the premise for murder persuasive. This novel hasn't a single snag in its springs. - Chicago Sun-Times Paretsky is still the best . . .She doesn't pull punches. - The Washington Post Book World
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              ISBN 9781469272528
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2012
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              Deadlock
                

              Deadlock (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Paretsky, Sara; Narrator Ericksen, Susan

              • RRP: $38.99
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              Deadlock, V. I. Warshawski's second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Once again the subject is murder ? this time the ?accidental death? of Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey star and V. I.'s beloved cousin, who fell ? or was pushed ? off a rain-slicked pier... on Chicago's busy waterfront. Convinced that Boom-Boom was in fact killed because of information he had uncovered about criminal doings on the shipping lines, V. I. begins a long and frustrating search for her cousin's murderer. In the course of an investigation that takes her to a remote Canadian port city and a calamitous trip on a sabotaged freighter, V. I. finds all too many possible candidates for the killer, including a grain company executive involved in extortion; and rival heads of two shippers, one of whom is being blackmailed for his criminal past; a hockey player whose specialty is graft; and Boom-Boom's lover, an icily beautiful dancer with expensive tastes in men and merchandise.
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              ISBN 9781455848126
              Released NZ 1 May 2013
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