Wednesday, March 15, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Review- Wildcat V.I. Warshawski's first case by Sara Paretsky

WILDCAT: V. I. Warshawski's First Case

by Sara Paretsky
on Tour March 7 - April 7, 2017


Sara Paretsky, one of the most legendary crime writers of all time, presents an exclusive and thrilling short story featuring beloved investigator V.I. Warshawski as a ten-year-old girl on her first investigation.
V.I. Warshawski developed her strength and sense of justice at a very early age.  It’s 1966 and on the south side of Chicago racial tensions are at an all-time high. Dr. Martin Luther King is leading marches at Marquette Park and many in the neighborhood are very angry.

With nothing but a bicycle, eighty-two cents in her pocket, and her Brownie camera hanging from her wrist, Victoria sneaks off to Marquette Park alone to protect her father Tony, a police officer who is patrolling the crowds.

What begins as a small adventure and a quest to find her father and make sure he is safe turns into something far more dangerous.  As the day goes on and the conflict at the park reaches a fever pitch Victoria realizes she must use her courage and ingenuity if she wants to keep herself and her family members out of harm’s way.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Number of Pages: 45
ISBN: 0062689509 (ISBN13: 9780062689504)
Series: V.I. Warshawski

My Review

Fans will salivate over this latest fast-paced amazing short story by international bestseller Sara Paretsky featuring her legendary protagonist VI Warshawski as a ten year old working her very first case.
In the dog days of summer of 1966  Chicago ten year old Victoria Warshawski was just trying to stay cool. But there was big trouble in town and much more than the heat making people hot under the collar when civil rights leader Martin Luther King and his supporters clashed with protestors over segregated housing. But when Victoria overhears someone threatening her dad the only thing she cares about is warning him. 

Author Bio:

Hailed by P.D. James as "the most remarkable" of modern crime writers, SARA PARETSKY is the New York Times-bestselling author of nineteen previous novels, including the renowned V.I. Warshawski series. She is one of only four living writers – alongside John Le Carré, Sue Grafton, and Lawrence Block – to have received both the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain. She lives in Chicago with her husband.

Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. She took the mystery world by storm in 1982 with her first appearance in Indemnity Only. A gifted private eye with the grit and smarts to tackle the mean streets, V.I. transformed a genre in which women were typically either vamps or victims. As a "courageous, sexually liberated female investigator," she "has a humility, a humanity, and a need for human relationships which the male hard-boilers lack" (P.D. James). She lives in Chicago with her dog.

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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Sara Paretsky and Witness Impulse. There will be 5 winners of one (1) eBook copy of WILDCAT: V. I. Warshawski's First Case by Sara Paretsky. The giveaway begins on March 4th and runs through April 10th, 2017. The giveaway is open to residents in the US & Canada only.

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  1. This was the first book I read by this author and realized I have been missing out!

    1. I'm a long time fan of her books and the old TV series staring Kathleen Turner

  2. Thanks so much for showcasing this and for the chance to win a copy!

  3. Oh yes, this does grab my attention. History and mystery. :) Thanks for sharing about it, Debbie!

  4. Have never read her but have heard of her. The fact you enjoy her books so much gives me some 'pause for thought' as I know they must be great books. Will look them all up!

  5. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the great review and the chance to win.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads