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Blacklist

During a routine stake-out of a major client’s former home, V.I. stumbles upon something she didn’t expect to find: a body. The police immediately dismiss the victim as a drunken intruder, but V.I. sees things differently. Hired by the dead man’s family to investigate, V.I. is lead back to the blacklists of the McCarthy era as well as into the murky operations of modern American government. Stopping at nothing in her quest for justice, V.I. soon discovers the perilous cost of bringing dark secrets to light . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 28th February 2013

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781444761597

Reviews

Warshawski is as combative and tenacious as ever
<i>The Times</i>
Paretsky's compelling look at the dark side of nostalgia is tough and true. Warshawski is prickly, honest, brave, funny and genuinely likeable
<i>Literary Review</i>
Paretsky has been putting her private investigator through her paces since 1982, changing perceptions of women in crime fiction through the creation of a fiercely independent female detective. She keeps her brand of politicised noir fresh by responding to issues - social, cultural and political as well as gender - in contemporary life . . . Paretsky is firing on all cylinders
<i>Metro</i>
A crime-busting treat
<i>Independent</i>
With the creation of V.I. Warshawski, Sara Paretsky did more than anyone to change the face of contemporary women's fiction.
<i>Express on Sunday</i>
Some crime series grow stale over time, but there's no sign of fatigue here. This is partly because the recurring characters continue to develop and engage the reader, and partly because of the moral intelligence that informs the writing.
<i>Spectator</i>
It's hard not to get caught up in her passion . . . Snappy dialogue, tight plotting and realistic situations make Paretsky's unapologetically politicised thrillers a pleasure to read, whatever your viewpoint.
<i>Daily Mail</i>
'The thing about Sara Paretsky is, she's tough . . . she doesn't flinch from examining old social injustices others might find too shameful (and too painful) to dig up'
<i>New York Times</i>