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Sara Paretsky


USA flag (b.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. 
 

Genres: Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
April 2024

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Pay Dirt
(V.I. Warshawski, book 22)
Series
V.I. Warshawski
   1. Indemnity Only (1982)
   2. Deadlock (1984)
   3. Killing Orders (1985)
   4. Bitter Medicine (1987)
   5. Blood Shot (1988)
     aka Toxic Shock
   6. Burn Marks (1990)
   Windy City Blues (1991)
   7. Guardian Angel (1992)
   8. Tunnel Vision (1994)
   9. Hard Time (1999)
   10. Total Recall (2001)
   11. Blacklist (2003)
   12. Fire Sale (2005)
   13. Hardball (2009)
   14. Body Work (2010)
   Photo Finish (2011)
   15. Breakdown (2012)
   16. Critical Mass (2013)
   17. Brush Back (2015)
   Wildcat (2017)
   18. Fallout (2017)
   Death on the Edge (2018)
   19. Shell Game (2018)
   20. Dead Land (2020)
   21. Overboard (2022)
   22. Pay Dirt (2024)
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Novels
   Ghost Country (1998)
   Bleeding Kansas (2007)
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Collections
   A Taste of Life (1990)
   Love and Other Crimes (2020)
   Ends of Justice (2022)
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Anthologies edited
   Beastly Tales (1989)
   A Woman's Eye (1991)
   Female Sleuths (1993)
   Women on the Case (1996)
   Sisters on the Case (2007)
   Sisters on the Case Volume Two (2009)
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Series contributed to
Best Mystery Stories of the Year
   2. The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2022 (2022) (with Otto Penzler)
     aka Best Crime Stories of the Year 2
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Sara Paretsky recommends
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Wild Spaces (2023)
S L Coney
"If you mix Flannery O'Connor's sense of Southern grotesquerie with Shirley Jackson's tales of every day horror, you get Shaw Coney. What a stellar debut."
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In the Dark We Forget (2022)
Sandra SG Wong
"In the Dark We Forget is a hair-raising high-wire act. Wong gives us a hero whose search for her identity, and the truth of what happened to upend her life, reveals more than she wants to know, and leaves the reader gasping as much in admiration as in fear."
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Death at Greenway (2021)
Lori Rader-Day
"Death at Greenway is a book Lori Rader-Day was born to write. The characters are deeply moving, the suspense and World War II research are impeccable. The language, as is always the case with Rader-Day, is beautiful, but in Greenway, she shows her suppleness: her pitch-perfect dialogue brings England in the Blitz to life."

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Anthologies containing stories by Sara Paretsky
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Crime Hits Home (2022)
(Mystery Writers of America Presents)
edited by
S J Rozan
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The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2021 (2021)
Best Crime Stories of the Year 1

edited by
Lee Child and Otto Penzler
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Bullets and Other Hurting Things (2021)
A Tribute to Bill Crider
edited by
Rick Ollerman

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Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (1994) : Tunnel Vision
Dagger Awards Best Novel winner (2004) : Blacklist
Shamus Awards Best Hardcover Novel nominee (2016) : Brush Back


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