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Sara ParetskySara Paretsky is the award-winning creator of the V I Warshawski detective novels. When Sara introduced V I in Indemnity Only in 1982, she revolutionized the mystery novel. By creating a female investigator who uses her wits as well as her fists, Sara challenged a genre in which women were traditionally either vamps or victims.

Sara grew up in rural Kansas where she attended a two-room school. She continues to believe the high point of her life came at the age of twelve when she was picked to play third base for the Kaw Valley District 95 baseball team.

Sara first came to Chicago in 1966 to do community service work in the same neighborhood where Martin Luther King was organizing. It was a time of fierce passions in the city and in the country as people fought over racial justice, the rights and wrongs of the war in Vietnam, and women's rights. Sara has always felt that that summer changed her life forever, and when she finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, she came back to make Chicago her home. Some of the history of that summer is recounted in her essay collection, Writing in an Age of Silence.

In other academic ventures, Sara received a PhD in American History and an MBA from the University of Chicago. In 1976, she married physics professor Courtenay Wright. The two live in the city of Chicago with their wonder dog Callie. Their lives are made brighter by their adored granddaughter, Maia.

She founded Sisters in Crime in 1986 to support women readers and writers in the mystery world. To give back to the community, Paretsky established the Sara and Two C-Dogs Foundation, which primarily supports girls and women in the arts, letters, and sciences. She has endowed several scholarships at the University of Kansas, and has mentored students in Chicago's inner city schools. She serves on the advisory boards of Literature for All of Us, a literacy group for teen moms, and Thresholds, which serves Chicago's mentally-ill homeless.

Sara has received numerous awards, including the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers Association, the Gold Dagger for best novel for her book Blacklist, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from several different universities. Sara's books have been translated into almost thirty languages.

Like her fictional detective, Paretsky lives and dies with the Cubs, runs Chicago's lakefront with her golden retriever, and loves to sing, taking part in community musicals. Paretsky lives on Chicago's south side with her husband, a member of the University of Chicago's Fermi Institute.

Sara Paretskky Book List and Awards
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Fallout
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Fallout by Sara Paretsky

Brush Back
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Brush Back by Sara Paretsky

Critical Mass
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Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky

Body Work
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Body Work by Sara Paretsky

Bleeding Kansas
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Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky

Fire Sale
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Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky
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Paretsky, Sara - Blacklist (Advance Reading Copy) Paretsky, Sara | Blacklist | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2003 NY: Putnam  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Paretsky, Sara - Blacklist (Signed First Edition) Paretsky, Sara | Blacklist | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Paretsky, Sara - Blacklist (Signed First Edition) Paretsky, Sara | Blacklist | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Paretsky, Sara - Bleeding Kansas (Signed First Edition) Paretsky, Sara | Bleeding Kansas | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2008 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Paretsky, Sara - Body Work (Signed First Edition) Paretsky, Sara | Body Work | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2010 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Paretsky, Sara - Breakdown (Signed First Edition) Paretsky, Sara | Breakdown | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2012 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Paretsky, Sara | Brush Back | Signed First Edition Book Paretsky, Sara | Brush Back | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book July 2015 NY: Penguin      First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Paretsky, Sara - Critical Mass (Advance Reading Copy) Paretsky, Sara | Critical Mass | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy. 2013 NY: Penguin  Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2013 NY: Penguin   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Paretsky, Sara | Fallout | Advance Reading Copy Paretsky, Sara | Fallout | Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy. April 2017 NY: HarperCollins Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Paretsky, Sara | Fallout | Signed First Edition Book Paretsky, Sara | Fallout | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2017 NY: HarperCollins First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Paretsky, Sara | Ghost Country | Signed First Edition Book Paretsky, Sara | Fallout | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1998 NY: Delacorte Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Paretsky, Sara - Fire Sale (Signed First Edition UK) Paretsky, Sara | Fire Sale | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Penguin  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Paretsky, Sara - Hardball (Signed BCE) Paretsky, Sara | Hardball | Signed Book Club Edition

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2009 NY: Penguin   Book Club Edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Paretsky, Sara - Total Recall (Signed First Edition) Paretsky, Sara | Total Recall | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Delacorte  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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Sara Paretsky Bibliography


Novels

  • Indemnity Only - 1982
  • Deadlock - 1984
  • Killing Orders - 1985
  • Bitter Medicine - 1987
  • Blood Shot - 1988
  • Burn Marks - 1990
  • Guardian Angel - 1992
  • Tunnel Vision - 1994
  • Ghost Country - 1998 (non-Warshawski novel)
  • Hard Time - 1999
  • Total Recall - 2001
  • Blacklist - 2003
  • Fire Sale - 2005
  • Bleeding Kansas - 2008 (non-Warshawski novel)
  • Hardball - 2009
  • Body Work - 2010
  • Breakdown - 2012
  • Critical Mass - 2013
  • Brushback - 2015
  • Fallout - April 2017

Sara Paretsky Awards

  • Cartier Diamond Dagger
  • MWA Grand Master
  • Harold Washington Literary Award
  • Gold Dagger for Blacklist

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