Hardball (V.I. Warshawski Novel) [Sara Paretsky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hired to track down a man who has been missing for. V.I. Warshawski is back, as cranky and committed as ever. And author Sara Paretsky has a few pet peeves and projects of her own. Photo: Steven E. Gross. Review: “Hardball” by Sara Paretsky. Amy GutmanSpecial to the Tribune. Just back from an Italian vacation, a chastened but still intrepid wki soon.

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And–as is typical of most PI stopries–Vic gets severely hurt, then she’s kicking ass a mere two weeks later not bad for a woman in her late fifties! These people are breathing. Return to Book Page.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Read it Forward Read it first. Number 13 in this series and I am safa enjoying them! In her search for a black man who disappeared inLamont Gadsden, Vic reconnects with some of her father Tony’s old police colleagues; pays a prison visit to Johnny Merton, a notorious gang leader she once defended in her lawyering days; and tracks down Steve Sawyer, who disappeared following a murder conviction. Plus, this is still a damned fine read.

On which, Bobby Mallory, VI’s father’s one-time police colleague features again in this novel. Paretsky is a genius.

On her own, she worked her way through the local university. I honestly thought this book uardball new heights for the series and earned five stars. After graduating with a degree in political science inshe returned to live there permanently, eventually earning a Ph. Hardball challenges some of her assumptions about her father while delivering a fast paced action thriller set, as usual, in the Windy City.

If you don’t know VI Warshawski, she is well worth knowing. So maybe if I had done it ten years earlier, V. After all, he did save her life at least once and he is a regular, so both she and I will miss him when he inevitability bows out.


Review: “Hardball” by Sara Paretsky – Chicago Tribune

The beginning of the book flipped around and I didn’t even understand what was going on. The book would have been better had the writing and plot been more streamlined and less all-inclusive of the city of Chicago. Vic confronts an ugly period in Chicago’s history, a peaceful march in by Martin Luther King that resulted in a white riot and the murder of a young black woman, Harmony Newsome. Warshawski 1 – partesky of 22 books. She seems to challenge herself everytime.

Published September 22nd by G. Warshawski, lawyer and private investigator, is hired to find a missing man, Lamont Gadsgen. Vic’s search for a missing gang member paresky to revelations about the death of a young ssra rights worker during a white riot against a march led by Dr. There are, after all, 7 billion people. I wish the author would have given an indication that she was flipping around in time. Jefferson Parker, who are taking chances with their serial novels.

She’s the daughter of Vic’s father’s youngest brother, a man who was born after her father had grown up and was living on his own. If you enjoy a aara mystery you can’t go saraa with this book! Lists with This Book. It felt like a good part of this novel was taken up with introducing the character of Warshawski’ I have a soft spot for Sara Paretsky. Warshawski to discover what became of him.

If ‘Hardball’ ‘transcends’ the genre, it’s because the novel is so thoroughly IN the genre of detective fiction that it shows how genre fiction can create as serious a novel as ‘literary’ fiction can. Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.

I found it distracting. Feb 11, Scott rated it really liked it. Please try again later.

He paretzky a wife and child to provide for, while she has the luxury of not having to be responsible for anyone but herself. The story has the requisite twists and turns, and navigates through the conflicted racial history and notorious corruption of the city police and justice system as Warshawski tries to solve a year old missing persons case.


This means that, except for Stephen Parwtsky, this is the longest literary relationship I’ve had. I didn’t notice that much. I think reading previous VI books would help clarify some of the confusing parts. The real-life sarx that she espouses—aiding the powerless and disenfranchised—are echoed in the cases taken on by her fictional detective, V. Contreras is so taken with Petra. Paretsky found the inspiration for her latest Warshawski while editing Sisters on the Case Signet,a short-story anthology celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sisters in Crime, the support network for women mystery writers that Paretsky founded in I simply lost interest in a series which seemed to be stuck in a rut of the “same ol’, same ol'” variety.

However, I did feel that the pace of the book was a little slow. But, somehow, this has become poignant and adds pop to this novel. Soon after it was published, Paretsky was to give a talk at an Ohio public library on how the Act was affecting writers, readers, and libraries.


For the Sake of Elena. The novel shows that some people who are clearly “bad” men, such as a ganbmember responsible for many deaths, are capable of the occassional noble dead, as when the gang member save Dr.

Her character, Vic to acquaintances, in a sense, has grown richer since the last time I read one of these works. Getting people to read it is not easy.