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Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Series:The V. I. Warshawski Series Release Date: September 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781455822645

Publisher Description

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. Her efforts to track down her client and learn his true identity take her deep into a labyrinth of fraud and violence. By the time V.I. figures out the answers, she is in a race to find the missing young woman—before the murderers do. Praise for the audio edition of Body Work: "Susan Ericksen’s portrayal of Chicago private investigator V.I. Warshawski is pitch-perfect." — AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner Praise for the audio edition of Hardball: “…narrator Susan Ericksen … ramps up the excitement in the story with a memorable voice that is intense and breathless. She’s equally convincing as a gangbanger, a gentle nun, a kindly neighbor, and a stroke victim. Each character shines as an individual, making this one of the best Sara Paretsky productions ever.” — AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I think I would look at this book differently if I would of read it in the 80's when it was first published. I have personal issues with some of the crazy decisions VI makes with her life and found a few things implausible but could of worked in 1982. Many people have recommended this series to me since I enjoy Sue Grafton series. I don't see many things that are the same between V I and Kinsey. I think VI runs with a rougher crowd, takes too many risks with her life and uses people to get her answers. "

    - Teresa, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I began reading the novels after seeing the movie. "

    - Suz, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a great mystery novel and a great Chicago novel; Chicago is one of my favorite cities and Paretsky brings it to life here. I can't wait to read the next V.I. Warshawski novel! I didn't think a private eye could surpass Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie, but I think VIc has done it! "

    - Kate, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a very god book. Love V.I. Great character. Looking forward to reading the other books in this series. "

    - Laurie, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I took this one out of the library to see what a vi warshawski novel was all about. Most of the novel still seems relevant although some of the dialog is stuck in the 70s. A number of the characters in the novel were very cliched -- the rich snobs, the dopey gangsters and the feminists. The story itself was a good read and the writing was decent. Tough to recommend this one strongly though. "

    - Stewart, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Enjoyable and different take on the detective novel. "

    - V.T., 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this first of the V. I. series was really good, think paretsky has gotten better as she's developed the character. these books are always winners. "

    - K, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Real, true grit female P.I. "

    - Toni, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4.5 stars "

    - Nancy, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As always, an excellent read - characters we've grown to know and care about, doing extraordinary things. "

    - Nancy, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a re-read for me - but it was just what I needed yesterday. "

    - Holly, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun read. Have read some VI mysteries in past but this was fun to read the first book on its 30 year anniversary "

    - Anne, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'd read this already, but this is when I have the date for. "

    - Slone, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you want to read Sarah Paretsky, this is her best. The heroine tries to wipe her vomit off of her attacker in the car...very funny scene, one of the funniest in literature. "

    - Triss, 8/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Excellent 1st book to an excellent series "

    - Heather, 7/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good private investigator who is a woman. Story flows, very fast read, you get caught up in the events of the story that you don,t want to put it down. "

    - Patricia, 7/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was a dated tough female detective novel. V.I. was not as interesting as the supporting characters. First in the series, did not inspire me or the other book discussion members to keep reading the series. "

    - Sharon, 3/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am a Paretsky fan--especially enjoy the V.I. Warshawski series. "

    - Jessica, 12/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not bad, but not engaging enough to make me start this series. "

    - Lauren, 11/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Been too long since I read it but I generally have liked all of Sara Paretsky's books. "

    - Francine, 9/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Sara is great as only - V.I Warshawski's first appearance! "

    - Jack, 4/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Eventually all series mysteries pall, but Warshawski is a fun and intriguing character, and the Chicago setting is great. "

    - Kaethe, 4/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I decided to read Sara Paretsky because Stieg Larson who wrote The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo listed her as one of his favorite authors. Not a bad P.I. Detective Mystery book. Will see how a few others check out. "

    - Dalene, 3/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As usual, a great read with lots of action and some humour. Am really enjoying this author! "

    - Margo, 2/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I don't often read light fiction but this is a fun romp with a plucky, witty female detective in a good example of its genre. "

    - Jessie, 2/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Funny to read the first V.I. book, after reading most of the later book. =) "

    - Kaisa, 2/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Talk about super woman. Funny to read because it's before everyone had a cell phone and a home computer. How did we ever function? "

    - Pam, 12/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I have read many of this author's books---enjoy the genre-private female detective-in the Chicago area "

    - Naseebeh, 11/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty good first novel. Think I'm hooked into the rest. "

    - Mailmanr5, 10/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Been a long time since I've read Paretsky and thought it would be good to go back and start over before resuming the series. V.I. is a good character. This is definitely a first book, but the story is compelling. "

    - Susan, 10/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " What's that annoying buzz in my head? Annoyance throughout the duration for not knowing the meaning of the word "indemnity?" "

    - Laura, 9/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Funny to read the first V.I. book, after reading most of the later book. =) "

    - Kaisa, 9/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It took a bit to get into the book, but tough-as-nuts older female detective V.I. grew on me. I look forward to reading the numerous books left in this series! "

    - February, 9/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not usually a fan of V. I. But I really liked this one. She seemed more human, more real, more approachable. "

    - Carol, 8/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great start to the Warshawski novels. It really gets going in the next book. "

    - Benjamin, 7/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good start to the series, those slightly dated now with its references to broads and dames. "

    - Ubalstecha, 7/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very enjoyable. Liked V.I. as a character & will read more in this series. "

    - Sallyaslibrarian, 7/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I don't often read light fiction but this is a fun romp with a plucky, witty female detective in a good example of its genre. "

    - Jessie, 1/17/2011

About the Author

Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous previous novels, including the renowned V. I. Warshawski series, of which Blacklist won the Dagger Award. She is one of only four living writers to have received both the Grand Master Award from 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 numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.