Body Work by Sara Paretsky
(V.I. Warshawski Novel)

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The last thing V.I. Warshawski was expecting when she showed up at Chicago's Club Gouge was that she'd wind up cradling a dying performance artist in an alley. A PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed guilty of the murder, but it's up to V.I. to find out what kinds of shady activities are really happening at Club Gouge...
 

About Sara Paretsky

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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 July 5, 2011 by Signet. 576 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Night after night Nadia Guaman paints the face of a beautiful, curly-haired woman on the Artist’s torso, while a thug named Rodney decorates her backside with a series of numbers.

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Book Reporter

Before Lisbeth Salander of Stieg Larsson’s books entered the consciousness of readers who love edgy, strong women, there was V.I.

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(Vic's lovers rarely last more than two books.) When Vic discovers that both Nadia and Chad's laptops are missing, and that Chad was doped with a date-rape drug, she realizes that she's stepped into a hornet's nest: "Someone with a lot of organizational talent was running faster than me, cutting...

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Suite 101

Diehard fans of Marcus Didius Falco will love this book, its insights into the creation of the character as well as background to his creator,Lindsey Davis.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Late on in Sara Paretsky's BODY WORK, someone describes VI Warshawski as being like a scrappy dog who'll sink its teeth into your calf and not let go.

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Reviewing the Evidence

While the earlier arrivals, like VI's and Chad's families, rose up through hard work, the Ukrainian thugs in BODY WORK represent organized crime networks that have sprung up in many American cities.

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Open Letters Monthly

“With the momentum of a mystery and the trajectory of a good story with a solution,” Carolyn Heilbrun once observed, “the author is left free to dabble in a little profound revolutionary thought.” From her first V.I.

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