Fire Sale (A V.I. Warshawski Novel #12) (Paperback)

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Takes off with a bang—literally...V. I. remains a paragon among PIs, and Fire Sale is one of Paretsky’s best books yet.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch 


A conscience can weigh a PI down more than the heaviest firearm—and get her into more trouble too. It’s that nagging conscience that makes V. I. Warshawski agree to fill in as coach for the girls’ basketball team at her South Chicago alma mater—which in turn leads her to the headquarters of By-Smart, the global retail empire where V. I. hopes to get some desperately needed funds for the struggling squad.

But conscience seems to be in short supply at By-Smart...with the exception of Billy Bysen, the earnest teenage grandson of the chain’s gruff, tightfisted founder. And when Billy disappears—along with a mysterious document much desired by By-Smart’s management team—V. I. is hurled onto a twisted, body-strewn path that runs through Chicago’s dirtiest places and reveals some of its dirtiest secrets...

About the Author


Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of the renowned V.I. Warshawski novels. Her many awards include the Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Crime Writers' Association and the 2011 Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. She lives in Chicago.

Praise For…


Praise for Fire Sale

“Takes off with a bang—literally...V. I. remains a paragon among PIs, and Fire Sale is one of Paretsky’s best books yet.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

“A moving and multilayered novel.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
“While V. I. Warshawski may be older and even wiser, she’s lost none of her trademark wit or moral indignation.”—Chicago Tribune

“A compelling case. Snappy and satisfying, as always.”—People

“Another gripping chapter...tightly written.”—Chicago Sun-Times

More Praise for Sara Paretsky and the V. I. Warshawski series

“Sara Paretsky’s Chicago private eye, V. I. Warshawski, is one tough cookie.”—The New York Times Book Review

“One of our genre’s crucial, solid-gold, best-ever series. Paretsky is a genius.”—Lee Child

“V.I. Warshawski is one of my all-time favorite investigators.”—Lisa Gardner

“For me, the most remarkable of the moderns is Sara Paretsky.”—P.D. James

“One of the most-loved characters in crime fiction.”—Booklist (starred review)

“No one, male or female, writes better P.I. books than Paretsky.”—The Denver Post

“Paretsky's books are beautifully paced and plotted, and the dialogue is fresh and smart...V.I. Warshawski is the most engaging woman in detective fiction.”—Newsweek
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451218995
ISBN-10: 045121899X
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: July 5th, 2006
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: A V.I. Warshawski Novel