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  • Title: Blood Shot
  • Author: Sara Paretsky
  • ISBN: 9780440204206
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback

  • Librarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereV.I Warshawski isn t crazy about going back to her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise is something she always keeps Caroline, a childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem after twenty five years she wants V.I to find the father she never knew But when V.I starts probing intLibrarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereV.I Warshawski isn t crazy about going back to her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise is something she always keeps Caroline, a childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem after twenty five years she wants V.I to find the father she never knew But when V.I starts probing into the past, she not only finds out where all the bodies are buried she stumbles onto a very new corpse Now she s stirring up a deadly mix of big business and chemical corruption that may become a toxic shock to a snooper who knows too much.
    Sara Paretsky
    Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction Paretsky was raised in Kansas, and graduated from the state university with a degree in political science She did community service work on the south side of Chicago in 1966 and returned in 1968 to work there She ultimately completed a Ph.D in history at the University of Chicago, entitled The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the Civil War, and finally earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Married to a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, she has lived in Chicago since 1968.The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky s novels is V.I Warshawski, a female private investigator Warshawski s eclectic personality defies easy categorization She drinks Johnnie Walker Black Label, breaks into houses looking for clues, and can hold her own in a street fight, but also she pays attention to her clothes, sings opera along with the radio, and enjoys her sex life.Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel The Winter 2007 issue of Clues A Journal of Detection is devoted to her work.Her two books that are non Warshawski novels are Ghost Country 1998 and Bleeding Kansas 2008.


    Book Review4 of 5 stars to Blood Shot, the fifth release in a mystery series of 20 books (and still counting), written by Sara Paretsky in 1988. I stumbled upon this thriller and suspense book series during college, upon coming across some of the bright yellow, red and purple covers. After catching my attention, I gave them a chance and then devoured several in a row in the first few years to try to catch up. The main character, VI Warshawski, is a tough female private investigator in Chicago, a [...]

    This is number five in the series and it is holding up well. I am trying to space them out with plenty of other books in between so that I come to each one fresh and ready to find out what our amazing P.I is up to now! This particular book is very good; lots of excitement, a good story, some new and interesting characters and many of our favourite characters back to entertain us. I am already looking forward to the next one.

    aPriL does feral sometimes
    Wow. This is one THRILLING book! I couldn't put it down! V.I. Warshawski faces her most PTSD-inducing case in the series so far and manages to dig up a lot of information on her own past, both of which promise to give her nightmares for a long time. V.I. would rather drive into hell than go back to her old Chicago neighborhood, but a pleading request from a childhood friend, Carolyn Djiak, during a charity basketball game for her old high school forces her to submit to her conscience and give in [...]

    2017 reread: While some aspects of this 5th entry of the Warshawski series are slightly dated, overall it remains an exciting PI story. Paretsky creates a great sense of place with her descriptions of various parts of Chicago, especially the economically struggling South Side. I found that even though I recalled some aspects of the story from my previous reading (20 or so years ago), much of the story took me by surprise, making this a more exciting read than I had expected.

    Larry Bassett
    When I started this book, I didn’t understand how much I wanted a read that rose to five stars. Blood Shot doesn’t rise to the level of great classical literature but it served my needs better than I could have hoped. Lots of action requiring suspension of disbelief led to a conclusion worthy of a graphic comic book. After I finished the book, I looked at the GR ratings and reviews. Of 2700 GR ratings, only seven have given this book only one star. On the other hand, two-thirds have given it [...]

    Mary JL
    This is one of the earleir V. I. Warshawski novels by Sara Paretsky. It is quite good and a good example of the quality of her series.One reason I liked this better than some of the books is that Vic is drawn book to her roots in the old South Chicago neighborhood she was raised in. Now, she is seeing the past through adult eyes.Caroline, a family friend since Vic was eleven years old, has asked her to find out who her father was. Her mother was a single parent, and never revealed it to her daug [...]

    Avid Reader
    Tough detective VI is tough. She remembers her mum: loving, but tough. She remembers her neighbour: flighty, but tough. She leans on her Dr friend Lotty: caring, but tough. She meets an elderly lady: unfulfilled, but tough. Tough women are tough. In a tough town. That's the theme of the book. It's one note, over 399 pages. Possibly, if there'd been less authorial focus on being tough, the book could be a little shorter. That wouldn't be a bad thing. Do you think I may be mistaken? I'm not:"She h [...]

    Blood Shot begins with Victoria Warshawski going back to her old neighborhood in South Chicago. The mystery which sets up the story has to do with identifying and finding the biological father of a childhood friend, but it is set in the midst of a decaying community which has already been the victim of pollution and very much bears the scars of greed and abuse. The answer to that mystery is telegraphed very early such that Blood Shot would be very unsatisfying if that were all there was to the s [...]

    I usually finish mysteries within 5-10 Days. But this book was a slow read. The last sixty pages are suspenceful. This is not one of Sara PRetsky's best.

    Once again, Private Detective V.I. Warshawski stumbles and bumbles around Chicago trying to solve cases with limited success. She never seems to learn anything, and neither do the police, especially Lt. Bobby Mallory. From one book to another, the characters make the same stupid mistakes, never learning from any of them. This novel, and the other V.I. Warshawski novels are written very much like 1950’s-era noir detective novels where the detective makes a lot of wise cracks while stumbling fro [...]

    I like this series for a lot of reasons. V.I. is an intelligent, feisty, yet vulnerable character, whose detecting seems real even when it’s dramatic. And I like the way V.I.’s dreams move the stories forward. As well, I like the emphasis on white collar and financial crime; while this type of mystery might sound dull, it definitely isn’t, and these books always get me thinking. I also like the Chicago setting, with four seasons. But the most impressive thing of all to me about Paretsky’ [...]

    Jean Poulos
    Blood shot is book five in the Sara Paretsky’s V. I. Warshawski series. V.I. is an attorney turned private investigator in Chicago. In this book Paretsky gives us a tour of Chicago with all the sights, sounds, smells and history of Chicago’s South side. This book was written in 1989 when computers were just starting to be common place but cell phones were rare and expensive. V.I. is hunting for phone booths while searching for change and is using a word processor in her office. Vic returns t [...]

    Each time I'm midway through a VI book I get this feeling that that one is better than the one that came before, and I can't tell if it's just because the story is new and fresh and I'm in it, or if it actually is better; hopefully a bit of both. The first two thirds of the book are really engrossing and scary and fun, but once ish goes down in the Xerxes plant, the way the loose ends get or don't get tied up in the end felt pretty weak. It reminded me of taking a lot of time to write a paper, s [...]

    Fifth entry in a mystery series occurring in Chicago in the 1980s. Loved seeing the protagonist complain about the clubs and hearing about locations and conditions that no longer occur in the Loop.While some plot devices are now irrelevant, a person leaving two messages with your answering service, which you don't receive until after they are dead; the story itself kept me reading nonstop. I almost broke the cardinal rule of kindle reading and skipped ahead to the end, so I could taste the cup o [...]

    V.I. is drawn back to her old neighborhood and becomes embroiled in a search to find out was the father of an old friend. The search opens old wounds and causes some powerful people to become worried that past actions will be uncovered and puts V.I. at grave risk.

    One of my favorite things about this series is the way it shines light on crime with a financial element. To my economic-rationalist mind, it's a great relief to read a mystery where the motive isn't that the perp is crazy and/or sexually deranged.

    This is not quite as obvious of a mystery, but her interpersonal relationships are still totally unbelievable. I’m mad at myself for wasting so much of my time, and completely amazed that anyone sees anything in these.

    Much better crime fiction than anything I've read by men. Believable characters, well-written.

    Good story but not the best of the series.Her friend Caroline is extremely annoying and detracts from the book.

    Kelly Hager
    I love this book because it has Caroline in it. I don't know what it is, but I love Vic's little friend so much. (I say little but she's a grownup.)

    Michael Baumgartner
    Dieser Öko-Krimi hat alles, was einen Guten Detektiv-Roman auszeichnet. Einprägsame Charaktere, Spannung, gelungene Millieuschilderungen, einen durchsetzungsfähigen Detektiv, bei Paretsky ist es eine resolute Detektivin, und ein kniffliger Fall, d. h. eigentlich sind es zwei Aufträge, einen, den sie sich selbst stellt und einen für den sie bezahlt wird. Er enthält auch eine Portion Sozialkritik, die aber implizit vermittelt wird.

    V. I. Warshawski is a well established female PI. While I know that in many ways this is a send up of the genre I was a bit disappointed. Seen as one of the few feminist detective characters the rest of the women in the book were terrible characters. Maybe I just got a bad book (its only the 5th of 17) and also a bit of its time 1988.

    not my favorite. V.I.'s tough gal attitude got a bit old on this one. I really like the narrator but she did a lot of yelling on this one and I didn't care for that. the plot was a bit weird and some of it still made no sense to me at the end. I hope the next one is better.

    Library copy--LW, August 2017.Been years since I read V.I.'s exploits, but she's still worth reading, even tho' she lives in the 1980s, when you had to find a pay phone on the corner to make a call. I like her description of the 79-yr-old Ms Chigwell, who helps Vic in rescuing Louisa.

    It was 20 years since I last read this book. I really liked this because the plot was not simple or obvious. The supporting characters in V.I.'s life weren't as annoying either as in the later books. This was not a quick read, which was also nice!

    I’m working my way through the V. I. W books and thoroughly enjoying them. Good old fashioned mysteries. This one was particularly interesting as I worked for a chemical company for many years so enjoyed the references to the industry and the companies in it.


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    V.I. Warshawski is an idol, what a protagonist.

    Lynn Hutchinson
    Not as good as her other V I Warshawski books but enjoyable all the same

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