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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,410 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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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: the grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is among the world's wealthiest men; the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is running for the United States Senate.

For V. I. Warshawski, the questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Sophy Durango? Or to Chaim Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania? As V.I. struggles to answer these questions, she finds herself fighting enemies who are no less terrifying for being all too human.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie Irwin | 2/15/2014

    " Another page turner from Paretsky. This one gives us conservative talk show hosts, holocaust escape narratives, schizophrenia, as well as the whole host of regulars I have come to expect. I appreciate a complicated mystery, but this one tries to hard to be contemporary and topical, to the extent that it seems forced at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 2/12/2014

    " There were many things I liked about this book - V.I.'s character has grown and deepened over time, and Paretsky's social commentary is always relevant and incisive. I did have a problem, however, with the interweaving of various plot lines as the mystery unraveled - it really strained the book's credibility and distracted me from enjoying the book. Overall, a good read but not her best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 P Bright | 2/11/2014

    " Okay but not memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 2/5/2014

    " The latest in the V I Warshawski series. Fabulously gripping. Warshawski is an intelligent private investigator who, in this novel, gets drawn into a complex murder investigation with political overtones. Characters are well drawn and, sadly in some cases, all too human. Great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rog Harrison | 2/3/2014

    " I like the character of VI Warshawski and found this a compelling read which meant I read it in a day. I was not quite convinced by the "evidence" revealed at the end but it is still a really good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 2/1/2014

    " Always good. Love that feisty V.I. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mkotch | 1/25/2014

    " Complicated but the end is fabulous. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff | 1/20/2014

    " Expected more from Paretsky. too many characters; meandering plot. Hard to follow all the twists and poor development of secondary cast members. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norma | 1/10/2014

    " Paretsky's latest Warshawski mystery is chocked full of action, twists and turns, and Chicago. I'm not a great fan, but these are fast-paced mysteries that keep your attention "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/3/2013

    " Wow! A great read. I had trouble putting it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 11/21/2013

    " I don't know what took me so long to get into this book. But once I was in I was all in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary N. | 11/11/2013

    " Sara Paretsky never disappoints. This was another page-turner! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Ruth | 9/26/2013

    " One of Paretsky's best, especially since it engages all of V.I.'s awesome feminist sensibilities. When is the next one coming out? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie R | 8/2/2013

    " So so. Could have cut this in half. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassandra | 5/22/2012

    " A very good read but the ending was a bit melodramatic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 5/12/2012

    " VI is an old favorite and I especially enjoying sharing the author's political point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqui | 3/30/2012

    " If you like Sara Paretsky, this book will not disappoint. It's a good story with a lot of twists and turns, including a couple treks to an area not far from my house. "

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About the Author
Author Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky is the author of numerous books, including her renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and is also the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award given by the British Crime Writers’ Association. She is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.