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[a V. I. Warshawski Novel]

Book - 2012
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A strange crime gets V.I. Warshawski involved with some of Chicago's most rich and powerful players in this thriller from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky.

When a group of Chicago tweens holds a ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse--stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. V.I. Warshawski arrives on the scene to escort the girls home-but protecting them places her at the tangled center of the investigation. And the girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families: the grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is among the world's wealthiest men; the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is running for the United States Senate.

For V.I., the questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Durango--or to Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania? As V.I. struggles to find an answer, she finds herself fighting enemies who are no less terrifying for being all too human.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2012.
ISBN: 9780451238801
9780399157837
0399157832
Characteristics: x, 431 p. ;,24 cm.

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LPL_ShirleyB Apr 20, 2017

See Paretsky @ LPL Sun Apr 23, 2017! This feminist mystery is wrapped in social justice. A heroic champion against xenophobia & class privilege, plus teen girls obsessed with vampires & ritual magic...#15 in the series, yet each V. I. Warshawski mystery may be read as stand alone.

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cheriemoses
Aug 19, 2012

I thought the book was good. I wasn't too keen on the vampire aspect but she is aiming to be contemporary in her storytelling. This is a fine storyteller and I have read all her books except the non-fiction.

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DianneDeRusha
Aug 10, 2012

Poorest book by her that I have read.Contrived plot with unbelievable coincidences and unrealistic lucky breaks.Too much toobad..

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msandlier
Jun 22, 2012

I always enjoy V. I. Warshawski. Another good book.

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

Another great installment in this series. Love this protagonist almost more than all others.

btmslt May 31, 2012

Another good read from Paretsky. However, her other books are better. This one was hard to read at first but then it got more interesting.

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dcafk
Jan 19, 2012

V. I. Warshawski is back in fine form. Enjoy.

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mratzel
Jul 23, 2016

Too much the standard dialog for me...it wasn't interesting.

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