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Hard Time: 9: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (V I Warshawski 09) [Paperback]

Sara Paretsky
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28 Feb 2013 V I Warshawski 09

While driving home after celebrating friend Murray Ryerson's big break into TV hosting, V.I. almost collides with a fatally wounded woman lying in the street.

The deceased is Nicola Aguinaldo, former employee of security giant B.B. Baladine and recent prison runaway. Taking on the case, V.I. finds herself plunged into a sinister network of corruption that pits her against the police, the prison and the entertainment industry - with potentially lethal results.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (28 Feb 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1444761544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444761542
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 360,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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HARD TIME is a compulsive read, revealing its author at her most passionate and most page-turning (Express on Sunday)

HARD TIME is an excellent novel . . . V.I. Warshawski is getting richer and more complex with every book . . . Beautifully written. Its action sequences are stunning (Daily Mail)

Superb . . . Paretsky and her stubborn sleuth make a very strong comeback in HARD TIME (The Times)

[V.I.] returns in great form . . . Defiant, sardonic, ostentatious, she stirs every hornet's nest and breasts the murkiest currents to emerge vindicated and triumphant in the end. (Los Angeles Times)

'The thing about Sara Paretsky is, she's tough . . . she doesn't flinch from examining old social injustices others might find too shameful (and too painful) to dig up' (New York Times)

With the creation of V.I. Warshawski, Sara Paretsky did more than anyone to change the face of contemporary women's fiction. (Express on Sunday)

It's hard not to get caught up in her passion . . . Snappy dialogue, tight plotting and realistic situations make Paretsky's unapologetically politicised thrillers a pleasure to read, whatever your viewpoint. (Daily Mail)

Some crime series grow stale over time, but there's no sign of fatigue here. This is partly because the recurring characters continue to develop and engage the reader, and partly because of the moral intelligence that informs the writing. (Spectator)

Paretsky has been putting her private investigator through her paces since 1982, changing perceptions of women in crime fiction through the creation of a fiercely independent female detective. She keeps her brand of politicised noir fresh by responding to issues - social, cultural and political as well as gender - in contemporary life . . . Paretsky is firing on all cylinders (Metro)

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The ninth V.I. Warshawski thriller from one of America's greatest female crime writers, combining contemporary issues, social injustice and fast-paced suspense.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Hard time 23 May 2013
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One of the best in the series so far a good story very well told let's see if the others are good
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 14 Mar 2014
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Love Sara Paretsky books. You get an insight into VI's life and wok and how the two mix. Her friends are true friends who get involved sometimes when they would rather not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars still good second time around 5 Jan 2014
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I read all Sara Paretsky's books years ago and decided to re-read the earlier ones as I couldn't remember some of them. I went through them again from first to the last and enjoyed everyone of them all over again. Definitely good reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 20 Oct 2013
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As usual VI does not disappoint. More twists and turns than the usual detective novel and with much more humour. Loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars VI Warshawski at her scintilating best 5 Oct 2013
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I started reading Sara Patresky VI Warshawski books in Feb this year. Being a mystery/crime fan and in particular a PI book fan I started at the beginning with the first book and this is the ninth in the series. I really enjoy the development of the various characters who make up VI's world. This book in particular is in my opinion a stand out and the tension is almost too much to bear and kept me reading long into the early hours of the morning. I recomend this book and all her books I have read so far in the series to fans of this genre. I would also recommend Sue Grafton for her PI Kinsey Millhone, this author has a wicked sense of humour which makes her books a joy to read. I have read them all and am tempted to go back and start again.
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