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Burn Marks (V. I. Warshawski) [Audiobook] [MP3 CD]

Sara Paretsky , Susan Ericksen
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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3 Sep 2013 V. I. Warshawski (Book 6)
A crime story with the tough, engaging private eye V.I.Warshawski whose investigation into what looks like a simple case of arson leads her to uncover massive corruption and collusion between Chicago politicians and the construction industry. The author also wrote "Toxic Shock".
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; MP3 Una edition (3 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480514861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480514867
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 545,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sara Paretsky is the author of nineteen books, including sixteen V.I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and 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.

Visit Sara's website, www.saraparetsky.com, find her on Facebook, www.facebook.com/SaraParetsky, and follow her on Twitter @Sara1982P.

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Warshawski, brave, blonde, beautiful, fit and bristling with feminist wit, has transformed a genre sinking beneath its own cliches (SUNDAY TIMES) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Warshawski grows more interesting, quirky and admirable with every story ... irresistible.' The Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another entertaining V I Warshawski mystery. 19 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Once again Warshawski is up to her neck in mystery and danger when she gets involved with arson attacks on seedy hotels. It was interesting to experience the feisty female detective having contact with her family, and battling again with the over protective Lt Mallory, a friend of her dead father. As usual her relationships struggle in the face of her dedication to her work, and her refusal to be bought - a rarity in Chicago. Overall, a gripping read complete with familiar characters such as her doctor friend Lotty and well meaning neighbour Mr Contreras.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unflinching courage 4 Dec 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
VI Warshawski's investigations take her into local politics, land deals and construction. She faces life-threatening situations with bold, unflinching courage proving once again her worth as an excellent PI. VI's Aunt Elena features in the cast of characters - a welcome addition to the family. An engrossing read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars very old book 25 Nov 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
very old smelly book, crumbs (at least i hope that's all they were) falling out of the pages, good book though
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 26 Jun 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
My first VI and definitely my genre but was left disappointed, nothing surprising or wacky involved in it. Perhaps it's cos I can hear the American in the writer, which isn't necessarily bad but sometimes is as in this case. Didn't warm to the lead character, perhaps it's because she isn't feminine enough for me. Before you start shouting sexist xenophobe, I love other female writers, other American writers and other heroines. This just too ordinary for me.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  17 reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Paretsky 5 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Vic must reluctantly rescue her Aunt Elena, a notorious drunkard, con woman and flirt. While she is disgusted at Elena's antics, she is discerning enough to know that she shares some of Elena's character flaws. As usual, Vic's good heartedness leads her into a murky world of dishonest politicians, traitorous cops and disgruntled bankers. As usual, she can rely on none but herself to solve the mystery and right the wrongs of the system. As usual, Peppy, Mr. Contreras (Sal)and Lottie are ever watchful and protective of their friend. As usual, this book is filled with interesting characters, locations, events and probing character analyses. If you like your protagonists intelligent, resourceful, wisecracking yet wearing the perfect set of Magli pumps, this heroine is for you.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff!!! 7 Aug 1998
By bettina.vollert@bertelsmann.de - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
One of Paretskies greatest Books ever. Private Eye V.I.Warshawski gets in trouble in helping her old aunt, who is adicted to alcohol and got thrown out of her appartment. Watching V.I. stumbling through the world of crime, government politics and lovely neighbourhood, listing to her sarcastical comments and sharing her decisions concerning her wardrobe is once again great fun and everybody who has read any of the other Paretsky books will love this one. It definitely is my personal favourite of all V.I.-Adventures!
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A tedious disappointment 3 Sep 2002
By Joachim Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
After having finished Burn Marks last night, I read the on-line reviews here. Isn't it interesting how the same book can provoke such different opinions?
Look out, VI fans - I'm about to commit sacrilege.
I found Burn Marks in my bookshelf while hunting for some bedside reading. After the first chapter I got the impression that I'd read the book before, but never finished it.
I soon realized why.
So long-winded, so verbose, frankly - so BORING!
Ms Warshawski is alternately dead tired, sick, throwing up, having headaches, being injured or detailing the condition of every last burn blister in minute detail; her old Chevy is "groaning" on virtually every page, sometimes even in consecutive paragraphs, until it predictably dies; the plot barely gets going only in the last couple of chapters.
OK, I'm exaggerating a bit, but not much.
Doesn't Ms. Paretsky have an editor who could weed her story down by some 50 percent?
By sheer dogged persistence I managed to arrive at the final chapters, where the tension picks up a bit.
But unless you're looking for a sleeping pill, stay away.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised 29 April 2012
By SPete - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Old but as everything from amazon, as described...mystery good, old technology did not detract from interest. Looking forward to reading more newer books.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed blessings but still good 6 Dec 2012
By Gerald D. Ireland - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As good as most good mystery writers and better than many. By far the best female mystery writer. Women tend to write about so many things not mystery, running a bakery, selling shoes, etc. etc. V.I. is just detective. She had flaws but has a big heart that gets her in trouble. She doesn't go shopping to solve her problems, Her big problem is she is too stubborn.
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