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Tightly plotted and well characterised,
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This review is from: Guardian Angel (A V. I. Warshawski novel) (Paperback)
Guardian Angel is a tightly plotted, well characterised book with some strong action sequences. Paretsky vividly invokes the different neighbourhoods of Chicago and the people who inhabit them. V.I. Warshawski is a refreshing female voice in what has traditionally been a very masculine genre. Paretsky does a good job of acknowledging her feminimity without making it into a gimic and the cast of supporting characters are strong and interesting, particularly Vic's elderly neighbour Mr Contreras. My only criticism is I wouldn't recommend new readers to start with this one, as the complex relationships between characters can sometimes be a little confusing.