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Hard Time

(1999)
(The ninth book in the V.I. Warshawski series)
A novel by

 
 
Among the first, and perhaps the most compelling, female private investigators of contemporary fiction, Sara Paretsky's incomparable character V. I. Warshawski at last returns to the page in her first full-length appearance since 1994's Tunnel Vision. Hard Time is the work of a master--a riveting novel of suspense that is indisputably Paretsky's best V.I. Warshawski novel yet.

Multimedia conglomerate Global Entertainment has purchased the Chicago Herald-Star, forcing the paper's staff to scramble to stay employed. Reporter Murray Ryerson, V.I.'s longtime friend and sometime rival, manages to reinvent himself as the host of a television show on Global's network. On her way home from a party celebrating Murray's debut, V.I. almost runs over a woman lying in the street. Stopping to help, V.I. soon learns that her Good Samaritan act will drop her squarely in a boiling intrigue.

In a case that forces her to go head-to-head with one of the world's largest providers of private security and prison services, a case that exposes dark hidden truths behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry, V.I. will be ahead of the game if she gets out alive.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Hard Time (V.I. Warshawski Novels (Prebound))
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-613-27869-0 / 978-0-613-27869-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-7531-6144-3 / 978-0-7531-6144-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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October 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hard Time (A V. I. Warshawski novel)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-241-14016-1 / 978-0-241-14016-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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October 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-7838-8696-9 / 978-0-7838-8696-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacourte Press
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hard Time (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-375-40853-3 / 978-0-375-40853-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hard Time (V.I. Warshawski Novels)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-385-31363-2 / 978-0-385-31363-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hard Time: V.I. Warshawski 9 (V I Warshawski 09)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 1-4447-6154-4 / 978-1-4447-6154-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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January 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-7531-6188-5 / 978-0-7531-6188-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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September 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Hard Time: A V. I. Warshawski Novel
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-440-22470-5 / 978-0-440-22470-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-375-70780-8 / 978-0-375-70780-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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June 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-14-029278-0 / 978-0-14-029278-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-14-027672-6 / 978-0-14-027672-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Hard Time (Hardy Boys, 156)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-606-18985-8 / 978-0-606-18985-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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1999 : USA Perfect Paperback
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Title: V.I. Warshawski 09: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-440-29578-5 / 978-0-440-29578-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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2000 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (Large Print)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 555117123X / 978-5551171232
Publisher: Random House
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October 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-241-14017-x / 978-0-241-14017-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hard Time: V.I. Warshawski 9
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hard Time: V.I. Warshawski 9
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hard Time: V.I. Warshawski 9
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hard Time: V. I. Warshawski Series, Book 9
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hard Time: V. I. Warshawski Series, Book 9
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hard Time: V. I. Warshawski Series, Book 9
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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May 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-7531-3234-6 / 978-0-7531-3234-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hard Time - on Playaway
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 1-60640-162-9 / 978-1-60640-162-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
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January 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hard Time (V.I. Warshawski Novels (Audio))
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 1-59777-142-2 / 978-1-59777-142-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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September 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 1-59040-005-4 / 978-1-59040-005-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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March 2000 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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March 2000 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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October 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-7871-2012-X / 978-0-7871-2012-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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October 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-7871-2013-8 / 978-0-7871-2013-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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September 1999 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hard Time
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 0-7871-2371-4 / 978-0-7871-2371-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hard Time: V.I. Warshawski 9 (The V.I. Warshawski Series)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 1999 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hard Time: A V. I. Warshawski Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels Book 9)
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Dell
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