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Hardball Sara Paretsky

Hardball By Sara Paretsky

Hardball by Sara Paretsky

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The thrilling thirteenth V.I. Warshawski novel from one of America's greatest female crime author who writes with unbeatable pace and a passion for justice.

Hardball Summary

Hardball: V.I. Warshawski 13 by Sara Paretsky

One of the Sunday Times 100 Best Crime Novels and Thrillers since 1945

When V.I. Warshawski is asked to find a man who's been missing for four decades, a search that she thought would be futile turns lethal. Old skeletons from the city's racially charged history rise up to force her back with a vengeance - a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. dies without revealing crucial evidence, and on the city's South Side, people spit when she shows up. The elderly sisters who hired her are also keeping important information to themselves.

Then V.I. finds that her family is keeping secrets of their own. A young cousin whom she's never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign, but disappears under mysterious circumstances. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop, deception and corruption following her at every step, V.I. finds all her certainties under threat, but takes the investigation all the way to its frightening end.

Hardball Reviews

She is writing with the kind of passion for social justice that inspired Chandler and Hammett . . . a narrative as gripping as it is emotionally wrenching. * Joan Smith, Sunday Times *
Details are so rich and the dialogue so snappy that the mystery whizzes by. * Guardian *
With the creation of V.I. Warshawski, Sara Paretsky did more than anyone to change the face of contemporary women's fiction. * Express on Sunday *
Tough, complex and moving, Paretsky is still at the top of her crowded genre. * Bookseller *
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 . . . it's a distinct pleasure to hear her unapologetically strident voice once again * The New York Times *

About Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky, the author of the V.I. Warshawski novels, was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. She is the winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association and the CWA Gold Dagger for Blacklist.

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Hardball: V.I. Warshawski 13 by Sara Paretsky
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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