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    • Fallout

    • A V.I. Warshawski Novel
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    Accompanied by her dog, V. I. tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished - and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count. And in this, her toughest case, not even V. I. is safe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • VI goes on a Road Trip to Kansas

    • By Jean on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Shell Game

    • V.I. Warshawski Series, Book 19
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save an old friend’s nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art. In Shell Game, nothing and no one are what they seem, except for the detective herself, who loses sleep, money, and blood, but remains indomitable in her quest for justice. 

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Indemnity Only

    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    In this gripping adventure - the first V.I. Warshawski mystery - America’s top private eye is tossed into a dangerous adventure when a seemingly straightforward assignment becomes complicated and deadly. Hired by a man who calls himself John Thayer, V.I.’s assignment is to find Thayer’s son Peter’s missing girlfriend. But when V.I. finds young Peter’s dead body instead, her client disappears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Back to the Beginning

    • By Geoffrey Kragen on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Critical Mass

    • VI Warshawski, Book 16
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 253

    V. I. Warshawski’s closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty’s daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who in turn summons V. I. to help. The daughter’s troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the first atomic bomb.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shrillness...not for the faint of heat

    • By Paty on 02-21-14

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Total Recall

    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    In Total Recall, Sara Paretsky brings together several disparate plots in one gripping story. This powerfully suspenseful novel confronts the machinations of a vast and corrupt industry that trades on the victims of Nazi terrorism; the strange and dubious phenomenon of "recovered memory;" and a personal story that brings V. I. Warshawski into the long-buried past of her dearest friend and mentor, Dr. Lotty Herschel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite Sara Paretsky

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-02-08

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Fire Sale

    • V. I. Warshawski, Book 13
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    V. I. Warshawski may have left her old South Chicago neighborhood, but she learns that she cannot escape it. When V. I. takes over coaching duties of the girls' basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms, who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another winning story

    • By AZ Desert Gal on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Hardball

    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    When V. I. Warshawski is asked to find Lamont Gadsden, a man who's been missing for four decades, a search that she figured would be futile turns lethal. Old skeletons from the city's racially charged history, as well as haunting family secrets - her own and those of the elderly sisters who hired her - rise up to brush her back from the plate with a vengeance. To complicate matters, Petra, a young cousin whom V.I. has never met, arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weak Start, Strong End

    • By Eva Gannon on 02-05-10

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Killing Orders

    • V. I. Warshawski #3
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Killing Orders, V.I. Warshawski’s third adventure, starts when her great-aunt Rosa summons the detective to her cold suburban home. Rosa made V.I.’s childhood miserable and the detective resents the command to help her aunt prove she didn't embezzle five million dollars from a local Dominican priory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AwEsOmE!

    • By Laura on 07-06-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Burn Marks

    • V. I. Warshawski, Book 6
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Elena, V.I. Warshawski’s derelict aunt, reenters her niece’s life at three in the morning. Burned out of her SRO hotel, Elena has turned to V.I. for a place to stay. V.I. vows that it will be a short visit and uses some old political contacts to find Elena a room. When V.I. is hired to investigate the fire at the hotel, her aunt disappears, and her aunt’s young friend is found dead at a construction site. V.I. is warned off the case by both a high-ranking police officer and a major Chicago developer - who also happens to be a close friend of the chairman of the Cook County Board.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • way to go!!

    • By historian on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Brush Back

    • V. I. Warshawski Series, Book 17
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she'd be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that's precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo's plea for help.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By LAQUETTA K. on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Hard Time

    • A V.I. Warshawski Novel
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Jean Smart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    What secrets hide behind the razzle-dazzle of the entertainment industry? V.I. Warshawski is about to find out. Her friend, reporter Murray Ryerson, has just landed a plum job as host of a Global Entertainment network television show. On her way home from the party celebrating the event, V.I. stops to help a woman lying in the street. Her Good Samaritan act exposes dark truths, and suddenly V.I. finds herself playing a game she can only win by staying alive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellence Marred By Poor Technology

    • By Ron on 01-09-10

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Body Work

    • A V. I. Warshawski Novel
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    V.I. has been visiting Club Gouge, Chicago’s edgiest nightspot, where a woman known as the Body Artist turns her naked body into a canvas for the audience to paint on. The show attracts all kinds of people, from a menacing off-duty cop to Ukrainian mobsters and Iraq war vets - and V.I.’s impetuous cousin, Petra. A tormented young painter shows up, too, and the intricate designs she creates on the Body Artist drive one of the vets into a violent rage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • VI Grows Up

    • By Eva Gannon on 10-05-10

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Tunnel Vision

    • V. I. Warshawski, Book 8
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Stubbornness has landed private eye V.I. Warshawski in big trouble at her Chicago office. With her grand old Loop building set to be razed, she's become a hold-out tenant amid frayed wiring and scary, empty corridors. Then she finds a homeless woman with three kids in the basement, and before she can rescue them, they disappear. Worst of all, she's been implicated in a murder - after the body of Deirdre Messenger, a prominent lawyer's wife, turns up sprawled across her desk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sara Paretsky and Susan Ericksen together - wow!

    • By patsy on 06-14-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Breakdown

    • A V. I. Warshawski Novel
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago’s Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. The girls include daughters of some of Chicago’s most powerful families.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another interesting story from Paretsky

    • By Jean on 02-13-12

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Great Mysteries, Great Writers

    • Five Adventures in Suspense
    • By: Carol Higgins Clark, Mary Higgins Clark, Dean Koontz, and others
    • Narrated by: Elliot Gould, Bess Armstrong, Betsy Palmer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Don't toss out the cake and candles just yet. Philip Roth, who, among other notable achievements, changed the way Americans laugh about masturbation, celebrates his birthday on March 19th. Check out: I Married a Communist and Operation Shylock.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Audio quality a let-down

    • By Julia on 05-17-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Windy City Blues

    • V.I. Warshawski Stories
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    It's strictly Friends & Family as V.I. Warshawski, "the detective mystery fans have been waiting for" ( Time), makes return appearances in a collection of stories that bring new meaning to "ties that bind." Decked out in her silk shirts and no-nonsense Attitude, V.I. is out to make a living - by the skin of her teeth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great installment

    • By Dawn on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Guardian Angel

    • V. I. Warshawski, Book 7
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    Racine Avenue is going upscale — bad news for hand-to-mouth residents like V. I. Warshawski. As tax bills skyrocket, newcomers pressure old inhabitants into fixing up their homes or moving out. To the yuppies on the block the worst eyesore belongs to old Hattie Frizell, whose yard is “returning to native prairie, complete with hubcaps.” Their block club wants her and her five dogs gone.V. I. and Hattie have a relationship of sorts: one of those five dogs gave V. I.’s dog Peppy an unwelcome litter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of suspense

    • By Jean on 08-24-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Deadlock

    • A V.I. Warshawski Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    Deadlock, V. I. Warshawski’s second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Once again the subject is murder - this time the “accidental death” of Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey star and V. I.’s beloved cousin, who fell - or was pushed - off a rain-slicked pier on Chicago’s busy waterfront. Convinced that Boom-Boom was in fact killed because of information he had uncovered about criminal doings on the shipping lines, V. I. begins a long and frustrating search for her cousin’s murderer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loving V.I.

    • By Jaime l on 07-16-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Blood Shot

    • V.I. Warshawski, Book 5
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise is something she always keeps. Caroline, a childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem - after 25 years she wants V.I. to find the father she never knew. But when V.I. starts probing into the past, she not only finds out where all the bodies are buried - she stumbles onto a very new corpse. Now she's stirring up a deadly mix of big business and chemical corruption that may become a toxic shock....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What I like about Paretsky is at its best

    • By Jennifer on 12-20-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Deadly Housewives

    • By: Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Marcia Muller, and others
    • Narrated by: Shannon Engemann, Henrietta Tiefenthaler
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Wisteria Lane has nothing on these grandes dames of mystery. In the expert hands of two of the mystery world's top storytellers, being a housewife takes on a whole new meaning.These two never-before-published stories by Nevada Barr and Sara Paretsky explore the dark side of the housewife psyche and are guaranteed to delight.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Susan on 04-13-08

    Regular price: $10.47

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