A Woman's Eye by Sara Paretsky

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Crime is common ground for the twenty-one women  writers in this extraordinary collection of  contemporary mystery fiction. The voices here include  professional crime solvers who take you from the mean  streets of V.I. Warshawski's  Chicago in a case of music and murder... to the  California freeway where Kinsey Millhone's beloved VW  skids into a shooting... to the gang-held turf of  Sharon says mum's the word. And then there are  mothers, grandmothers, battered wives, and social  workers -- ordinary women in extraordinary situations  whose voices reveal contemporary life as seen  through a woman's eye. From the opening tale of a girl  down-and-out in London and what she steals from a  corpse... to the final story of a summer vacation  in the Berkshires, complete with romance and  sudden death... this unique collection brings us great  mystery writing that engages both our intellects  and our hearts.


From the Paperback edition.
 

About Sara Paretsky

See more books from this Author
SARA PARETSKY is the author of fifteen previous books, including twelve V. I. Warshawski novels. Her many awards include the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association. She lives in Chicago.
 
Published October 10, 2009 by Dell. 465 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for A Woman's Eye

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Twenty-one all-new stories, mostly a somber, let's-take-ourselves-too-seriously collection featuring female protagonists from such women writers as old-timers Dorothy B. Hughes and Dorothy Salisbury Davis; England's Antonia Fraser; academe's Amanda Cross; a California pileup including Sue Grafton...

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of A Woman's Eye

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Anomalous no more, female sleuths prove themselves once and for all in this fabulous anthology, a Mystery Guild selection and a Literary Guild/Doubleday Book Clubpk alternate in cloth. (Oct.)

Aug 31 1992 | Read Full Review of A Woman's Eye

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In ``Benny's Space'' by Marcia Muller, Sharon McCone finds that her empathy with a mother protecting her son provides the key to solving a murder;

| Read Full Review of A Woman's Eye

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Anomalous no more, female sleuths prove themselves once and for all in this fabulous anthology, a Mystery Guild selection and a Literary Guild/Doubleday Book Clubpk alternate in cloth.

| Read Full Review of A Woman's Eye

Reader Rating for A Woman's Eye
75%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 7 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×