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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Love and Other Crimes: Short stories from the bestselling crime writer

Sara Paretsky

6 Reviews

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Prose: non-fiction, Crime & mystery, Humour

The master of twisting suspense and New York Times bestselling author gives us fourteen compelling stories of crime and mystery.

In this spellbinding collection, Sara Paretsky showcases her extraordinary talents with fourteen short stories, including one new V.I. story and seven other classics featuring the indomitable detective.

In 'Miss Bianca' a young girl becomes involved in espionage when she befriends a mouse in a laboratory that is conducting dark experiments. Ten-year-old V.I. Warshawski appears in 'Wildcat,' embarking on her very first investigation to save her father. A hardboiled New York detective and elderly British aristocrat team up to reveal a murderer in Chicago during the World's Fair in 'Murder at the Century of Progress'.

In the new title story, 'Love & Other Crimes' V.I. treads the line between justice and vengeance when the wrongful firing of a family friend makes him a murder suspect.

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Praise for Love and Other Crimes: Short stories from the bestselling crime writer

  • A crime-fiction pro struts her stuff with short works featuring V.I. Warshawski, her prickly, stalwart Chicago PI, plus several homages to detectives past. Murder binds these wonderfully varied tales, but so does love-including that of a girl for a lab mouse she is determined to save - People

  • Paretsky shows she's as superior a writer of the short-form crime story as she is of the novel in this consistently entertaining collection - Washington Post

  • The well-wrought plots and densely imagined worlds make this the most distinguished mystery collection so far this year - Kirkus Reviews

  • Paretsky continues to thrill . . . In addition to heart-pounding crime fighting and sleuthing, these stories run deep with aching sketches of love and loss. Some contain scathing political commentary, with haunting versions of possible futures. Fans of witty characters, complicated plots, stories with somber endings, and, of course, V.I Warshawski will enjoy this book - Library Journal

  • A wisely provocative and zestfully entertaining crime collection - Booklist

  • The love that really comes through in each story is the love and empathy Paretsky has for her all-too-human characters - Publishers Weekly

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Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky 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. In 2015 she received the Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award. She lives on Chicago's south side.

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