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Download Windy City Blues: A V.I. Warshawski Novels Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (854 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Paretsky Narrator: Jean Smart Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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The intrepid iconoclast V. I. Warshawski solves cases quickly in this action-packed collection of short mystery thrillers. Best-selling mystery novelist Sara Paretsky features the infamous Chicago cult heroine in this short story collection that includes The Maltese Cat, The Takomoku Joseki, At the Old Swimming Hole, The Case of the Pietro Andromache, and the never before published Grace Notes. These gripping tales promise first-class entertainment by the writer whose heroine is beloved by fans for her hard-nosed, softhearted approach to crime solving.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 2/5/2014

    " Possibly my favorite of Paretsky's so far. She seems to be at her best with the short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 2/3/2014

    " This is a set of short stories all featuring the PI V.I. Warshawski - a lot of fun to read and very well written. "

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

    " A short story collection featuring Chicago and Chicago authors. A great way to find new authors! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/23/2014

    " I sometimes read series novels. VI Warshawski novels are series novels I do follow. VI is an interesting character and always managing to get herself entangled in more than she expects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 1/20/2014

    " Great book for travel as it's a collection of short stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 11/26/2013

    " Read on the plane. Good stories about V. I. Warshawski, private detective in Chicago. Stories are good for traveling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 8/12/2013

    " Sara Paretsky has a way of making you visualize the streets of Chicago in a familar way. .This book of short stories is a great quick read and the swtoies interweave with eash other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 8/1/2013

    " Mystery,Second City, short stories by some really good authors...well worth the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 6/24/2013

    " Ddn't care for these short stories. There's not enough time to solve a murder properly in a short format. akes the enjoyment out of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 6/6/2013

    " A collection of short stories -- each very good, but I prefer her full novels "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 12/13/2012

    " This book was all right. It's a collection of short stories. I prefer longer stories, but it kept me entertained. I thought it was better than "Fire Sale," but not as good as "Blacklist." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victor J. | 5/10/2012

    " A collection of short stories from the veteran author. Mostly enjoyable. To my surprise, one of them was lesbian themed. I find her novels are sometimes longwinded, so the brevity added to my enjoyment here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 9/10/2011

    " Picked this up at the Illinois Library Association. The author Libby Fischer Hellmann was there to sign my book. Plan on reading it on the train back home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frodo | 8/14/2011

    " I've enjoyed reading books by Sara Paretsky as she was originally from Lawrence,Kansas. Her writing is usually set in the Chicago area which I'm somewhat familiar with since spending seminary days there. These WINDY CITY BLUES short stories are fun mysteries to read. They read very quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/22/2009

    " I like all the Paretsky/Warshawski books except the last one. It wasn't quite up to par. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daphne | 6/28/2008

    " Some segments "cases" of this book were interesting - others were not (to me). I found it entertaining and altho' some of the characters really came to life - others just kind of fell short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 10/29/2007

    " Better than Total Recall. Her short stories are crisper and enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 9/12/2007

    " I enjoyed many of the short stories. Some of them were a bit dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Landismom | 10/19/2005

    " Collection of short stories about V.I. Warshawski. Uneven, but mostly good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 9/25/2005

    " This book was OK. It was typical Sara Paretsky. I guess I am not a big fan of short stories. If you have kids at home that are needy, this is a great book. The stories are mostly 40 pages long. This is not enough time to develop a plot, so the stories are short quick with little plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 2/27/2004

    " Possibly the least disappointing collection of short stories ever. Styles vary greatly, and even subject matter. However, consistently compelling writing makes this collection impressive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana Giger | 1/3/2001

    " A collection of well-written short stories involving crime stories and the blues, all taking place in Chicago. Especially good for short attention spans. "

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About the Author
Author Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. She is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.