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Blacklist (V.I. Warshawski Novels) [Mass Market Paperback]

Sara Paretsky
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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31 Aug 2004 V.I. Warshawski Novels
When Chicago Private Investigator V.I. Warshawski checks out reports of an intruder at derelict Larchmont Hall, she doesn't expect to stumble over a dead man. But the murdered journalist is about to lead V.I. deep into the heart of a dark mystery, involving a terrified young Muslim boy, two of Chicago's most powerful families, and a generation of shameful secrets - political and sexual. It seems that somebody is desperate for the past to stay buried. But who? And why? And if attempting to bring the truth to light has already cost at least one man his life . . . who's next?
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Signet Book; Reprint edition (31 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451209699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451209696
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.6 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sara Paretsky is the author of fourteen books, including twelve V I Warshawski novels. She is the winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association and the CWA Gold Dagger for Blacklist.

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About the Author

Sara Paretsky is the author of several V. I. Warshawski novels, including most recently hard Time and Total Recall. She lives in Chicago. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Scary Story 10 Jun 2006
Format:Paperback
A wellcrafted detective story. In her 11th novel Sara Paretsky lets her detective V.I. Warshawski from Chicago face some really difficult problems. Warshawski is tough, but now she is up against old McCarthy and the Patriot Act itself... She may sometimes feel powerless, but at least she is not a woman to betray her friends.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars insight to american politics 27 July 2005
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book was as usual for Miss Paretsky well written with a tantalising action packed mystery and insightful social and political comment on the American way of life. I found the historical background interesting but still relevant to the story. Whilst it should be remembered that the political comment is her own opinion, or that of the character, and probaly offensive to american beaurocrats, it certainly rings worryingly true.The content of these political points are part of the plot and an entertaining addition.
The sub plot includes all the usual friends and neighbours that as a reader I have come to know and love.I remain a fan.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tiny print makes it unreadable 5 April 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
A warning to the unwary. The paperback edition of this book is printed in the smallest point size I have ever encountered: 6.5, certainly no more than 7!
I'm a Paretsky fan, but I simply couldn't read it. Penguin should be ashamed of themselves. It's a insult to the reader and the author.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful edition 24 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This may be a good book, but the print is so tiny in this edition that I have given it up as a bad job. (And I have good eyesight).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 31 Jan 2014
By growler
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Another great read from Sara Paretsky, well up to her usual standard. An intriguing story that keeps you glued to it right up to the end.
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