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Sara Paretsky


USA flag (1947 - )

Sara Paretsky has a degree in finance and a PhD in history, and has worked as a conference manager and a promotion manager for a large insurance company. She is now a full time writer with seven Warshawski novels to her credit, including Toxic Shock which won the CWA Silver Dagger Award. 
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Sara Paretsky
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Short stories
Freud at Thirty Paces (1993)


Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (1994) : Tunnel Vision
Dagger Awards Best Novel winner (2004) : Blacklist


Sara Paretsky recommends
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Final Edition (1991)
(Lindsay Gordon, book 3)
Val McDermid
"One of my favourite authors."
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Done Wrong (1995)
(Marti MacAlister, book 4)
Eleanor Taylor Bland
"Marti MacAlister is a most welcome addition to crime fiction."
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Secret's Shadow (1996)
(Cassidy McCabe, book 1)
Alex Matthews
"Cassidy McCabe is an emphatic and believable addition to the crime scene."
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Render Up the Body (1997)
(Lucinda Hayes, book 1)
Marianne Wesson
"Scott Turow fans will devour this intense legal drama."
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High Hand (2000)
(Martha Chainey, book 1)
Gary Phillips
"Gary Phillips is my kind of writer."
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Death is a Cabaret (2001)
(Antique Lover's, book 1)
Deborah Morgan
"Death is a Caberet introduces an engaging new hero... I enjoyed meeting Jeff Talbot and his unusual domestic menage."
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Walla Walla Suite (2007)
(Quinn , book 2)
Anne Argula
"Anne Argula brings a welcome voice to the noir novel with Quinn, who is earthy, gritty, but above all, a mature woman. We don't have enough of those."
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Random Victim (2008)
(Leal and Hart, book 1)
Michael A Black
"Brings the same inside knowledge of police investigations and politics readers get from Joseph Wambaughg."
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The Drowning Pool (2009)
Jacqueline Seewald
"With some powerful imagery in her disturbed and disturbing dreams, Kim Reynolds makes a thought-provoking heroine. I hope Jacqueline Seewald will explore her life in more depth in the future."
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Murder in the Manuscript Room (2017)
(42nd Street Library Mystery, book 2)
Con Lehane
"Con Lehane has the whole package here: characters the reader cares about, plot twists like a grand slalom course, and in the middle of it, a story utterly relevant to the real-life horror story unfolding in America’s immigration politics."

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