Hard Time : A V.I. Warshawski Novel (Paperback)

Author: Paretsky, Sara

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V. I. Warshawski takes on the entertainment industry when a fateful Good Samaritan act on behalf of a woman lying injured in the street plunges the plucky PI into a case involving dastardly deeds committed by the worlds largest provider of security and prison services. Reprint. *Author: Paretsky, Sara *Subtitle: A V.I. Warshawski Novel *Publication Date: 2000/09/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.75


Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780440224709
SKU 30607847
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0440224705
Release Date 9/1/2000
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4L x 1T
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Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and later attended the University of Chicago, where she received her doctorate degree. The recipient of the Silver Dagger Award from the Crime Writers Association, Sara Paretsky is an accomplished writer of mysteries. Her novels feature the detective-heroine V. I. Warshawski, a wily investigator who specializes in crimes that involve women clients and touch upon issues politically relevant to women. In her own words, Sara Paretsky is an "outspoken opponent of sadistic violence perpetrated against women in detective fiction." She is one of the founding members of Sisters in Crime and has been recognized as one of "Ms." magazine's Women of the Year.
"When it comes to creating character, evoking place, crackling writing and convincing dialogue, and dealing with issues of substance within the crime genre, Sara Paretsky has no peer--and HARD TIME proves it once again. Forget the convoluted plot, one wants to say; V.I. Warshawski would be fascinating to watch if she were simply tracking down parking-ticket scofflaws. Enough said."
"V.I. returns in great form to denounce the mistreatment of helpless immigrants, the rankness and degradation of women's prisons and the shady snares of media conglomerates. As usual, she talks too much, and as usual her mouthing off aggravates sticky situations. But that's what we expect of V.I. Defiant, sardonic, ostentatious, she stirs every hornet's nest and breasts the murkiest currents to emerge vindicated and triumphant in the end."
"With HARD TIME, her first V.I. Warshawski novel in five years, Sara Paretsky lightens up on the political oratory and goes back to the basics that shot this terrific series to the top of its class."
"The plot of this ninth novel in the V.I. Warshawski series...may be thin, but Paretsky saves it with unruffled pacing and the gruffly compassionate voice of her lady P.I.....Let's hope it's not another five years before her next caper."
"[Paretsky has] written a powerful whodunit, robustly characterised, with a moral dimension that gives a cutting edge to its excitement."
"HARD TIME is Paretsky at her best."
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Annotation The ninth book in Sara Paretsky's popular V.I. Warshawski series has the tough, street-savvy private investigator doing time in a women's maximum security prison for the alleged kidnapping of a security magnate's neglected son. She makes the most of her sentence, investigating the death of an ex-housekeeper-turned-convict, who, last seen in the prison's infirmary, was brutally beaten and mysteriously left to die on the streets of her old neighborhood.
Editors Note V. I. Warshawski takes on the entertainment industry when a fateful Good Samaritan act on behalf of a woman lying injured in the street plunges the plucky PI into a case involving dastardly deeds committed by the world's largest provider of security and prison services. Reprint.
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Number of Pages 0512
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