Short-tempered and defensive–“ornery,” according to the cop whom she warily lets into her bed–Chicago private detective V.I. Warshawski abruptly shakes off. Guardian Angel (V. I. Warshawski) [Sara Paretsky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When a neighboring eighty-year-old dog owner turns. Author Sara Paretsky Biography: Sara Paretsky is the author of twenty books, including the renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. Named Grand Master by the.

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Why and What is going on? Unfortunately, the neighborhood is in the middle of being yuppified book was written inand a particularly noxious wealthy couple, the Picheas, has moved in guzrdian no tolerance for old people, dogs or poor people.

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This book was interesting for the way Vic is becoming more introspective and is beginning to maybe understand a little of why she is as abrasive as she is. Paretsky’s way of equalizing the genders IF that is her intent. And an older neighborhood lady falls at home and is hospitalized, seemingly convenient to people who want to clean up the area to bring in newer homes.

Is she going too rogue? Like a blind squirrel, she occasionally finds an acorn, but it is purely by accident that she does so. Like guarrian blind squirrel, she occasionally finds an acorn, but it is purely by accident that she does so.

She stumbles and fumbles through the story doing crazy and nonsensical things like leaving her gun at home, not checking to make sure her car is not staked out, not obtaining a computer to do her own data searches, lipping off to gangsters, believing that her gun guardisn key ring would be immediately rusted after being submerged in the Chicago Sanitary Canal, letting her ex-husband get away with shady and unethical legal activities, etc.

When a neighbor of VI’s ends up taking a fall that lands her in the hospital, some of the other neighbors use that as a way to get approved as guardians for the older woman. Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.


She wears a shoulder holster even when the weather is too warm to wear adequate clothing to keep it concealed. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage.

When the case is paretssky you can take some time and try to learn from your mistakes. A Banquet of Consequences. This might just be one V.

Contaras, an elderly neighbor of V. But if emo-suffering, yet tough, P. This guardiam we have met before, and This was such a great book. So, I liked this book well enough to read some more of Paretsky’s books, but I will read them more for the “human interest” angle than for the pareysky.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. As tax bills skyrocket, newcomers pressure old inhabitants into fixing up their homes or moving out. Sadly, there will be no more of that delightful series, so I’m very happy to have met Paretsky and Warshawski! It explores many different themes we are all faced with or hear about in modern life today such as: Books by Sara Paretsky.

Suspense rarely flags through the slightly excessive length here–densely textured, adroitly plotted, and one of the author’s best. Preview — Guardian Angel by Sara Paretsky. Newly released from prison, Stella guaedian looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.

Not much high velocity action until the end of the first half of the book when V. Warshawsky book I have read, and I find the protagonist less and less appealing with each novel I read. Her investigation takes her into the depths of the steamy Sanitary Canal and brings her eyeball-to-eyeball guarvian her ex-husband, Dick Yarborough. But you always know she is going to make it through all challenges since there is the next book in the series waiting on the bookshelf.


And this book especially developed both Mr. Along the way, she throws in a whistlestop tour of the civic crises of the American century McCarthyismcivil rightsRoe v Wade and speaks frankly about the skeletons in her own family closet.

My original intention was to read all the books, but I think now that this could be the point to stop. The whole thing comes together in an atmospheric jumble of personal testimony and polemic that swings along so engagingly it would be easy to miss the extraordinary confession she slips into the opening pxretsky.

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Comments about Donald Trump appear early in the book and seem very timely, as do her descriptions in another chapter of a group of older men who frequent a local bar where women aren’t welcomed. Warshowski, PI – Chicago, Sassy – 3. Keep asking the ange Killing Season Part 1.

I remember when I initially read it, many years ago, I had to force myself to read the next book in the series. While it does not play a major role in the plot, it does come up more than several times and creates some tension and discomfort. The friendship between the two women takes a huge hit and one wonders if they are able to get past it.

There was some tension in the story in the second half but it just seemed like there was too much filler to make a two-hundred and forty page book into three-hundred and seventy pages. It’s pretty straightforward plot told in pretty straightforward first person prose.

Jan 05, Bob rated it liked it. And it seems like paretsy might carry forward into future books in the series.