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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,402 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Susan Erickse Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The V. I. Warshawski Series Release Date:
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“The thing about Sara Paretsky is, she’s tough—not because she observes the bone-breaker conventions of the private-eye genre but because she doesn’t flinch from examining old social injustices others might find too shameful (and too painful) to dig up.” — The New York Times Book Review “Doctors take days off — why not PIs?” V.I. Warshawski demands. But when America’s hardest-working private eye goes clubbing, a stranger is shot and dies in her arms. 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. When the painter is shot, the cops figure it’s an easy collar — PTSD vet goes off the rails, stalks then kills young woman. But the vet’s family hires V.I. to clear his name, and the detective uncovers a chain of ugly truths that stretches all the way from Iraq to Chicago’s South Side. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/7/2014

    " the usual fine writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paulette | 2/7/2014

    " Paretsky writes another up-to-date wild mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/2/2014

    " I absolutely love the character V.I. Warshawski, and love reading any of Paretsky's books that feature her as the main character. Therefore, the book was engrossing. All of the usual characters fleshed out the story. I just wish I'd found the mystery plot a little more interesting...there were a lot of threads connecting the mystery and sometimes I was a little lost as to how they were all related. I also didn't feel a ton of sympathy for the victims, so I wasn't as connected. Still, I love the character and I like how Paretsky has brought V.I. into the technology age; it is always interesting to see how she performs her detective work! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon Sherman | 2/2/2014

    " Paretsky's V. I. Warshawski novel is great. I can't wait to read more of them. "

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