Love & Other Crimes (Paperback)
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062915542, 448pp.
Publication Date: June 30, 2020
“Sara Paretsky is a genius.” —LEE CHILD
From New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky, a collection of thrilling crime and detective short stories, many featuring legendary detective V.I. Warshawski—including a brand-new V.I. story.
New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky is the master of twisting suspense and compelling plots. She has been hailed by the crime community as “a legend” (Harlan Coben) and “one of the all-time greats” (Karin Slaughter). Her acclaimed novels featuring detective V.I. Warshawski have become one of the most celebrated series in modern fiction. Now in this spellbinding collection, 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.
For longtime fans of V.I. Warshawski, new readers discovering her for the first time, or any lover of crime and bone-chilling suspense, Love & Other Crimes is a celebration of Paretsky’s exceptional storytelling skill and a searing exploration of the dark conspiracies and desperate human acts hiding in plain sight.
About the Author
Hailed by P. D. James as “the most remarkable” of modern crime writers, Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels, including the renowned V.I. Warshawski series. She is one of only four living writers 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.
Praise For Love & Other Crimes: Stories…
— Kirkus (starred review) on Love & Other Crimes
"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 on Love & Other Crimes
"A wisely provocative and zestfully entertaining crime collection."
— Booklist (starred review) on Love & Other Crimes
"The love that really comes through in each story is the love and empathy Paretsky has for her all-too-human characters."
— Publishers Weekly on Love & Other Crimes
“Wonderful company and a rich discovery awaiting those who have yet to meet [Warshawski]. ”
— Los Angeles Times
“Sara Paretsky reigns as one of the all-time greats.”
— Karin Slaughter
“Sara Paretsky is a legend . . . If you haven’t read her yet, now is the time.”
— Harlan Coben
“As long as Paretsky’s hotheaded, quick-witted sleuth is on the job, imperiled young women . . . will always have a champion.”
— New York Times Book Review
“I’m a fanboy . . . When I was teaching myself to write thrillers, I closely studied Sara Paretsky’s detective V. I. Warshawski.”
— John Sandford
“Legendary V.I. Warshawski is as dogged and ferocious as ever. So is Sara Paretsky, who is at the top of her crime novel game.”
— C.J. Box
“Writing advance praise for Sara Paretsky is like writing a job recommendation for Bill Gates. Paretsky is the gold standard for novels dealing with crime and its consequences.”
— Charlaine Harris