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    • Shell Game

    • V.I. Warshawski Series, Book 19
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    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. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 11-08-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • 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 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    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: $29.99

    • Indemnity Only

    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 317

    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: $19.99

    • 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 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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: $29.99

    • 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 276
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, lousy narrator, can't speak Chicagoan

    • By Beverly on 08-16-15

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Fallout

    • A V.I. Warshawski Novel
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    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

    • Windy City Blues

    • V.I. Warshawski Stories
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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: $29.99

    • 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 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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: $29.99

    • Breakdown

    • A V. I. Warshawski Novel
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    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

    • Blacklist

    • V. I. Warshawski, Book 11
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    This is a story of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations - secrets political, social, sexual, financial: all of them with the power to kill. Eager for something physical to do in the spirit-exhausting wake of 9/11, V.I. accepts a request from an old client to check up on an empty family mansion; subsequently surprises an intruder in the dark; and, giving chase, topples into a pond. Grasping for something to hold on to, her fingers close around a lifeless human hand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Story Teller

    • By M Lumia on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • 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 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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
    • Mixed feelings

    • By Barbara on 03-04-19

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Burn Marks

    • V. I. Warshawski, Book 6
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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: $29.99

    • 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 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    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: $29.99

    • Critical Mass

    • VI Warshawski, Book 16
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    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 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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: $29.99

    • Hardball

    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    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: $29.99

    • Bitter Medicine

    • V. I. Warshawski #4
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski knows from the start that Consuelo Alvarado's baby is trouble. Consuelo is 16. Diabetic. And the daughter of a friend. When she goes into labor too early, even V. I.'s wild drive to get her to the hospital can't save either Consuelo or her child.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome as always!

    • By Diane Schrader on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • 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 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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: $29.99

    • Hard Time

    • A V.I. Warshawski Novel
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Jean Smart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    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

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