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Sara Paretsky

Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa and raised in Kansas, graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in political science. She did community service work on the south side of Chicago in 1966 and returned in 1968 to work there. She ultimately completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago; her dissertation was entitled "The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the Civil War". She also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Married to a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, she has lived in Chicago since 1968. She is an alumna of the Ragdale Foundation.

The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky's novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator, who was featured in a 1991 film starring Kathleen Turner.

Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel. The Winter 2007 issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection is devoted to her work. She is also considered the founding mother of Sisters in Crime, an organization that supports and promotes women in the mystery field.


Critical Mass - (2013) - ISBN 978-1-101-63650-3

Breakdown (2012) - ISBN 978-1-101-55407-4

Body Work (2010) - ISBN 978-0-399-15674-8

Hardball (2009) - ISBN 978-1-101-13382-8

Bleeding Kansas (2008) non-Warshawski novel; ISBN 978-0-399-15405-8

Fire Sale (2005) - ISBN 978-0-7394-5594-4

Blacklist (2003) - ISBN 0-399-15085-4

Total Recall (2001) - ISBN 0-385-31366-7

Hard Time (1999) - ISBN 0-385-31363-2

Ghost Country (1998) non-Warshawski novel; ISBN 978-0-385-33336-8

Tunnel Vision (1994) - ISBN 038529932X

Lily and the Sockeyes (1994) - ISBN 1491585803

Guardian Angel (1992) - ISBN 0385299311

Burn Marks (1990) - ISBN 0385298927

Blood Shot (1988) (Published in the UK as Toxic Shock) - ISBN 0440500354

Bitter Medicine (1987) - ISBN 0688064485

Killing Orders (1985) - ISBN 068804820X

Deadlock (1984) - ISBN 0385279337

Indemnity Only (1982) - ISBN 0385272138

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