Conversations with Authors - Sara Paretsky (Virtual Event)

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Saturday, August 1st • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Sara Paretsky

in conversation with Emily Krump


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.

 

Sara Paretsky’s latest release, Love & Other Crimes, is a collection of 14 stories about Chicago shamus V.I. Warshawski, her friends and family, and a remarkably diverse group of other people.

Sara revolutionized the mystery world in 1982 when she introduced V.I. Warshawski in Indemnity Only. By creating a believable investigator with the grit and the smarts to tackle problems on the mean streets, Paretsky challenged a genre in which women typically were either vamps or victims. Hailed by critics and readers, Indemnity Only was followed by nineteen more best-selling Warshawski novels. Publishers Weekly says, “Among today’s PIs, nobody comes close to Warshawski.”

Called “passionate” and “electrifying,” V.I. reflects her creator’s own passion for social justice. As a contributor to the New York Times and the Guardian newspapers, and a speaker at such venues as the Library of Congress and Oxford University, Paretsky is an impassioned advocate for those on society’s margins. She has mentored teens in Chicago’s most troubled schools and works closely with literacy and reproductive rights groups. Not only has Paretsky’s own work broken barriers, she has helped open doors for other women. In 1986 she created Sisters in Crime, a worldwide organization to support women crime writers, which earned her Ms. Magazine’s 1987 Woman of the Year award. Other awards include the British Crime Writers Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement; the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master; and a number of honorary doctorates. Paretsky’s work is celebrated in Pamela Beere Briggs’s documentary, Women of Mystery. Her books are published in 30 countries.

Executive Editor Emily Krump has been with William Morrow since 2006. She works on a wide range of projects with award-winning and bestselling authors, but is most passionate about smart, commercial fiction and suspense. Recent and upcoming titles include November Road by Lou Berney; You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue; The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves; Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson; The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons; To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan; Dead Lands by Sara Paretsky; The Lucky One by Lori Rader-Day; The Book of M by Peng Shepherd; The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter; and A Divided Loyalty by Charles Todd among others.

 

Below, please find links to purchase Sara's books.

 

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Love & Other Crimes: Stories Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 30th, 2020

Dead Land (V.I. Warshawski Novels) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062435927
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Published: William Morrow - April 21st, 2020

“A proper hero for these times . . . To us, V.I. is perfect.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


Shell Game: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062435873
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - May 28th, 2019

“The most soulful novel of her extraordinary career—the most urgent, the most haunting, the most satisfying.”

A.J. FINN, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

 


Fallout: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062435859
Availability: Special Order
Published: William Morrow - November 28th, 2017

LEE CHILD says she's "a genius."

P.D. JAMES called her "the most remarkable" of today's suspense writers.

STIEG LARSSON loved her work so much, he named her in his novels.

And now SARA PARETSKY returns with the most extraordinary novel of her legendary career: FALLOUT.


Brush Back (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #17) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451477156
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - June 7th, 2016

Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in this gritty mystery from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky.
 


Critical Mass (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #16) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451468185
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - September 2nd, 2014

Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski “is at her stubborn, reckless, compassionate best in this complicated page-turner about selfish secrets passed down through generations” (Booklist).


Breakdown (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #15) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451238801
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - December 4th, 2012

A strange crime gets V.I. Warshawski involved with some of Chicago’s most rich and powerful players in this thriller from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky.


Body Work (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #14) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451413086
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - July 5th, 2011

“V.I. Warshawski is back—intelligent, tough, sarcastic and trouble-prone as ever....Body Work isn’t just a satisfying whodunnit; it’s a rich, well-written why-dunnit, striking some surprising chords that will resonate long after you finish the final page.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Hardball (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #13) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451412935
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Berkley - July 27th, 2010

Chicago politics—past, present, and future—take center stage in this complex and compelling V.I. Warshawki novel from New York Times bestselling author Sara Peretsky.


Bleeding Kansas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451224484
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Berkley - October 28th, 2008

From the New York Times bestselling author of the V.I. Warshawski series comes “a gripping contemporary novel…of fear and conflict in heartland America” (Publishers Weekly).


Fire Sale (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #12) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451218995
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - July 5th, 2006

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Takes off with a bang—literally...V. I. remains a paragon among PIs, and Fire Sale is one of Paretsky’s best books yet.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch 


Total Recall: A V. I. Warshawski Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440224716
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dell - October 29th, 2002

The bestselling V.I. Warshawski novels have dazzled readers and earned the acclaim of critics everywhere. “V.I. Warshawski rules,” writes Newsweek, crowning her “the most engaging woman in detective fiction.” Of V.I.’s creator, the Chicago Tribune says “Sara Paretsky has no peer.”


Hard Time: A V. I. Warshawski Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440224709
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dell - September 12th, 2000

Among the first, and perhaps the most compelling, female private investigators of contemporary fiction, Sara Paretsky's incomparable character V. I. Warshawski at last returns to the page in her first full-length appearance since 1994's Tunnel Vision. Hard Time is the work of a master--a riveting novel of suspense that is indisputably Paretsky's best V.I. Warshawski novel yet.


Tunnel Vision: A V. I. Warshawski Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440217527
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dell - May 1st, 1995

Stubbornness has landed private eye V.I.


Guardian Angel: A V. I. Warshawski Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440213994
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dell - January 2nd, 1993

“The best of the Warshawski novels!”—Los Angeles Times Book Review
 


Burn Marks: A V. I. Warshawski Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440208457
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dell - February 5th, 1991

Someone knocking on the door at 3 A.M. is never  good news. For V.I. Warshawski, the bad news  arrives in the form of her wacky, unwelcome aunt Elena.  The fire that has just burned down a sleazy  SRO hotel has brought Elena to  V.I.'s doorstep.


Blood Shot: A V. I. Warshawski Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440204206
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dell - May 1st, 1989

“No one, male or female, writes better P.I. books than Paretsky.”—The Denver Post 


Bitter Medicine (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451230270
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - June 1st, 2010

Private eye V.I. Warshawski finds herself up against rampant corruption in the city of Chicago in the fourth novel in Sara Paretsky’s New York Times bestselling series.


Killing Orders: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062676221
Availability: Special Order
Published: William Morrow - August 29th, 2017

From New York Times Bestselling Author Sara Paretsky comes another electrifying novel of suspense in her beloved V. I. Warshawski series…

They say blood is thicker than water. Private eye V. I. Warshawski has her doubts, especially when it comes to the bad blood between her and her great-aunt Rosa. But when the old lady reaches out, V. I. answers the call.


Indemnity Only: A V. I. Warshawski Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440210696
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dell - June 1st, 1991

Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling  summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is  Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty.  Her client says he's the prominent banker, John  Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's  girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's  not her real name.