Book Review: WILDCAT: V. I. Warshawski’s First Case by Sara Paretsky

11 Mar

 Tour March 7 – April 7, 2017

WILDCAT: V. I.Warshawski's First Case by Sara Paretsky

Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Number of Pages: 45
ISBN: 0062689509 (ISBN13: 9780062689504)
Series: V.I. Warshawski
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Sara Paretsky, one of the most legendary crime writers of all time, presents an exclusive and thrilling short story featuring beloved investigator V.I. Warshawski as a ten-year-old girl on her first investigation.

V.I. Warshawski developed her strength and sense of justice at a very early age. It’s 1966 and on the south side of Chicago racial tensions are at an all-time high. Dr. Martin Luther King is leading marches at Marquette Park and many in the neighborhood are very angry.

With nothing but a bicycle, eighty-two cents in her pocket, and her Brownie camera hanging from her wrist, Victoria sneaks off to Marquette Park alone to protect her father Tony, a police officer who is patrolling the crowds.

What begins as a small adventure and a quest to find her father and make sure he is safe turns into something far more dangerous. As the day goes on and the conflict at the park reaches a fever pitch Victoria realizes she must use her courage and ingenuity if she wants to keep herself and her family members out of harm’s way.

 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

V.I. Warshawski is a private detective who is the star of many novels by Sara Paretsky. This short story is about her first adventure when she was a child.

In Chicago in 1966, there were riots because of racial tensions that came to a head when Dr. Martin Luther King led marches in the area. One day during this time, Victoria (V.I.) heard her friend’s uncle say that he was going to teach her dad a lesson. When he left to find her dad, who was a cop helping to contain the rioting, Victoria knew she needed to find her dad first. She didn’t find her dad but she did end up in danger and she inadvertently solved a murder. After the short story is V.I. Warshawski’s biography. 

This is a great introduction for anyone who hasn’t read any V.I. Warshawski novels, or is a little extra info about her for those who have read all of her books. I owned a bookstore for several years and she was one of the characters who was requested often. 

 

Author Bio

Sara Paretsky

Hailed by P.D. James as “the most remarkable” of modern crime writers, SARA PARETSKY is the New York Times-bestselling author of nineteen previous novels, including the renowned V.I. Warshawski series. She is one of only four living writers – alongside John Le Carré, Sue Grafton, and Lawrence Block – to have received both the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain. She lives in Chicago with her husband.

Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. She took the mystery world by storm in 1982 with her first appearance in Indemnity Only. A gifted private eye with the grit and smarts to tackle the mean streets, V.I. transformed a genre in which women were typically either vamps or victims. As a “courageous, sexually liberated female investigator,” she “has a humility, a humanity, and a need for human relationships which the male hard-boilers lack” (P.D. James). She lives in Chicago with her dog.

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Giveaway:

This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Sara Paretsky and Witness Impulse. There will be 5 winners of one (1) eBook copy of WILDCAT: V. I. Warshawski’s First Case by Sara Paretsky. The giveaway begins on March 4th and runs through April 10th, 2017. The giveaway is open to residents in the US & Canada only.

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One Response to “Book Review: WILDCAT: V. I. Warshawski’s First Case by Sara Paretsky”

  1. Cheryl March 11, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    I read this novella and realized I have been missing out on a fantastic author.

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