Shell Game

Shell Game

Sara Paretsky follows her instant New York Times bestseller Fallout?her most widely read novel in years?with an extraordinary adventure that pits her acclaimed detective, V.I. Warshawski, against some of today?s most powerful figures. Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save an old friend?s nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen ar Sara Paretsky follows her instant New York Times bestseller Fallout?her most widely read novel in years?w...

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Title:Shell Game
Author:Sara Paretsky
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B075WSLKB2
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Shell Game Reviews

  • Barbara
    Nov 23, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

    I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. Sara Paretsky never lets me down. I entered the world of V.I. Warshawski and enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Paretsky manages to include current global and US political/cultural events without detracting from h...

    The first chapter finds V.I. Warshawski in the woods in the dead of night with her mentor Lotty's nephew Felix viewing a dead body. Felix claims not to know the man but his phone number was found in the man's pocket. Also, Vic's niece Harmony has arrived in Chicago looking for her sist...

    I made it a practice a long time ago to rate all good mysteries with 3 stars, to distinguish them from literary works that I love. I know there are lots of people out there who would argue with me about that practice and I get it. In this case, I am ridding myself of my caution and giv...

  • Sue Em
    Nov 01, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

  • Dorothy
    Nov 05, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

  • Kelly Hager
    Oct 27, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

    I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. Sara Paretsky never lets me down. I entered the world of V.I. Warshawski and enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Paretsky manages to include current global and US political/cultural events without detracting from h...

    The first chapter finds V.I. Warshawski in the woods in the dead of night with her mentor Lotty's nephew Felix viewing a dead body. Felix claims not to know the man but his phone number was found in the man's pocket. Also, Vic's niece Harmony has arrived in Chicago looking for her sist...

    I made it a practice a long time ago to rate all good mysteries with 3 stars, to distinguish them from literary works that I love. I know there are lots of people out there who would argue with me about that practice and I get it. In this case, I am ridding myself of my caution and giv...

    I have been reading Paretsky since she first started writing and have always really enjoyed her books. This one, however, is a slog. It's a bit preachy and so so unbelievable. If anyone had gone through half the stuff VI does in the first half of the book they would be in hospital or d...

    I would like to thank the publishers HarperCollins for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. This is one of the best VI Warshawski novels that I've read, and believe me, I've read them all! I am a huge fan of Sara Parettsky. She has received both the Grand Master Awar...

    Paretsky at her best, I couldn't put this down. Fast paced action; credible characters; an interesting plot; spare, focused writing - what more could you want? I really enjoy the way that Paretsky allows the reader to follow V.I's thinking as she pieces clues together. And we're alongs...

    Of all America's great cities, Chicago stands out as the prime example of corruption. (Admittedly, Los Angeles and New Orleans are in the running as well.) And if Chicago's corruption has its bard, she is Sara Paretsky, author of the long-running series of V. I. Warshawski detective no...

    Shell Game by Sara Paretsky is a highly recommended 19th installment of the continuing crimes series featuring Chicago private investigator V. I. Warshawski. This time V.I. is trying to solve two complicated mysteries. The first one is the corpse that turned up in Cap Sauer's Hold...

    As you know, Sara Paretsky is one of my most favorite authors. I've read everything she's written and I will continue to do so. It's almost a cliche to say that you'd even read her grocery list, but I actually would. (I would actually really like to read her to do list, because I imagi...

  • Mark
    Nov 10, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

  • Brina
    Nov 16, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

  • Sue
    Nov 09, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

  • Esil
    Nov 05, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

  • Jerry B
    Nov 08, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

  • Shirley Schwartz
    Aug 31, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

    I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. Sara Paretsky never lets me down. I entered the world of V.I. Warshawski and enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Paretsky manages to include current global and US political/cultural events without detracting from h...

    The first chapter finds V.I. Warshawski in the woods in the dead of night with her mentor Lotty's nephew Felix viewing a dead body. Felix claims not to know the man but his phone number was found in the man's pocket. Also, Vic's niece Harmony has arrived in Chicago looking for her sist...

    I made it a practice a long time ago to rate all good mysteries with 3 stars, to distinguish them from literary works that I love. I know there are lots of people out there who would argue with me about that practice and I get it. In this case, I am ridding myself of my caution and giv...

    I have been reading Paretsky since she first started writing and have always really enjoyed her books. This one, however, is a slog. It's a bit preachy and so so unbelievable. If anyone had gone through half the stuff VI does in the first half of the book they would be in hospital or d...

    I would like to thank the publishers HarperCollins for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. This is one of the best VI Warshawski novels that I've read, and believe me, I've read them all! I am a huge fan of Sara Parettsky. She has received both the Grand Master Awar...

  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    Oct 28, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

    I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. Sara Paretsky never lets me down. I entered the world of V.I. Warshawski and enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Paretsky manages to include current global and US political/cultural events without detracting from h...

    The first chapter finds V.I. Warshawski in the woods in the dead of night with her mentor Lotty's nephew Felix viewing a dead body. Felix claims not to know the man but his phone number was found in the man's pocket. Also, Vic's niece Harmony has arrived in Chicago looking for her sist...

    I made it a practice a long time ago to rate all good mysteries with 3 stars, to distinguish them from literary works that I love. I know there are lots of people out there who would argue with me about that practice and I get it. In this case, I am ridding myself of my caution and giv...

    I have been reading Paretsky since she first started writing and have always really enjoyed her books. This one, however, is a slog. It's a bit preachy and so so unbelievable. If anyone had gone through half the stuff VI does in the first half of the book they would be in hospital or d...

    I would like to thank the publishers HarperCollins for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. This is one of the best VI Warshawski novels that I've read, and believe me, I've read them all! I am a huge fan of Sara Parettsky. She has received both the Grand Master Awar...

    Paretsky at her best, I couldn't put this down. Fast paced action; credible characters; an interesting plot; spare, focused writing - what more could you want? I really enjoy the way that Paretsky allows the reader to follow V.I's thinking as she pieces clues together. And we're alongs...

    Of all America's great cities, Chicago stands out as the prime example of corruption. (Admittedly, Los Angeles and New Orleans are in the running as well.) And if Chicago's corruption has its bard, she is Sara Paretsky, author of the long-running series of V. I. Warshawski detective no...

    Shell Game by Sara Paretsky is a highly recommended 19th installment of the continuing crimes series featuring Chicago private investigator V. I. Warshawski. This time V.I. is trying to solve two complicated mysteries. The first one is the corpse that turned up in Cap Sauer's Hold...

  • Mal Warwick
    Nov 20, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

    I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. Sara Paretsky never lets me down. I entered the world of V.I. Warshawski and enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Paretsky manages to include current global and US political/cultural events without detracting from h...

    The first chapter finds V.I. Warshawski in the woods in the dead of night with her mentor Lotty's nephew Felix viewing a dead body. Felix claims not to know the man but his phone number was found in the man's pocket. Also, Vic's niece Harmony has arrived in Chicago looking for her sist...

    I made it a practice a long time ago to rate all good mysteries with 3 stars, to distinguish them from literary works that I love. I know there are lots of people out there who would argue with me about that practice and I get it. In this case, I am ridding myself of my caution and giv...

    I have been reading Paretsky since she first started writing and have always really enjoyed her books. This one, however, is a slog. It's a bit preachy and so so unbelievable. If anyone had gone through half the stuff VI does in the first half of the book they would be in hospital or d...

    I would like to thank the publishers HarperCollins for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. This is one of the best VI Warshawski novels that I've read, and believe me, I've read them all! I am a huge fan of Sara Parettsky. She has received both the Grand Master Awar...

    Paretsky at her best, I couldn't put this down. Fast paced action; credible characters; an interesting plot; spare, focused writing - what more could you want? I really enjoy the way that Paretsky allows the reader to follow V.I's thinking as she pieces clues together. And we're alongs...

    Of all America's great cities, Chicago stands out as the prime example of corruption. (Admittedly, Los Angeles and New Orleans are in the running as well.) And if Chicago's corruption has its bard, she is Sara Paretsky, author of the long-running series of V. I. Warshawski detective no...

  • L.A. Starks
    Nov 24, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

  • Susan Johnson
    Nov 19, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

  • Maxine
    Oct 20, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

  • Linda
    Nov 15, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

  • Linda Strong
    Oct 11, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

  • Susanne Gulde
    Aug 09, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

    I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. Sara Paretsky never lets me down. I entered the world of V.I. Warshawski and enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Paretsky manages to include current global and US political/cultural events without detracting from h...

  • Jean
    Nov 08, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

  • Karen
    Nov 06, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

  • Laura Spira
    Nov 10, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

    I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. Sara Paretsky never lets me down. I entered the world of V.I. Warshawski and enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Paretsky manages to include current global and US political/cultural events without detracting from h...

    The first chapter finds V.I. Warshawski in the woods in the dead of night with her mentor Lotty's nephew Felix viewing a dead body. Felix claims not to know the man but his phone number was found in the man's pocket. Also, Vic's niece Harmony has arrived in Chicago looking for her sist...

    I made it a practice a long time ago to rate all good mysteries with 3 stars, to distinguish them from literary works that I love. I know there are lots of people out there who would argue with me about that practice and I get it. In this case, I am ridding myself of my caution and giv...

    I have been reading Paretsky since she first started writing and have always really enjoyed her books. This one, however, is a slog. It's a bit preachy and so so unbelievable. If anyone had gone through half the stuff VI does in the first half of the book they would be in hospital or d...

    I would like to thank the publishers HarperCollins for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. This is one of the best VI Warshawski novels that I've read, and believe me, I've read them all! I am a huge fan of Sara Parettsky. She has received both the Grand Master Awar...

    Paretsky at her best, I couldn't put this down. Fast paced action; credible characters; an interesting plot; spare, focused writing - what more could you want? I really enjoy the way that Paretsky allows the reader to follow V.I's thinking as she pieces clues together. And we're alongs...

  • Paromjit
    Sep 21, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

  • Tucker
    Sep 17, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

  • Donna
    Nov 01, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

    I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. Sara Paretsky never lets me down. I entered the world of V.I. Warshawski and enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Paretsky manages to include current global and US political/cultural events without detracting from h...

    The first chapter finds V.I. Warshawski in the woods in the dead of night with her mentor Lotty's nephew Felix viewing a dead body. Felix claims not to know the man but his phone number was found in the man's pocket. Also, Vic's niece Harmony has arrived in Chicago looking for her sist...

  • Sid Nuncius
    Sep 30, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

  • Elaine Tomasso
    Sep 23, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

  • Roman Clodia
    Oct 06, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

  • Rita Hardy
    Nov 14, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

  • Louise
    Nov 25, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...

    I would have given more stars; however, I believe authors should keep their political comments out of their books! ...

    I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. Sara Paretsky never lets me down. I entered the world of V.I. Warshawski and enjoyed every minute of it. Ms. Paretsky manages to include current global and US political/cultural events without detracting from h...

    The first chapter finds V.I. Warshawski in the woods in the dead of night with her mentor Lotty's nephew Felix viewing a dead body. Felix claims not to know the man but his phone number was found in the man's pocket. Also, Vic's niece Harmony has arrived in Chicago looking for her sist...

    I made it a practice a long time ago to rate all good mysteries with 3 stars, to distinguish them from literary works that I love. I know there are lots of people out there who would argue with me about that practice and I get it. In this case, I am ridding myself of my caution and giv...

    I have been reading Paretsky since she first started writing and have always really enjoyed her books. This one, however, is a slog. It's a bit preachy and so so unbelievable. If anyone had gone through half the stuff VI does in the first half of the book they would be in hospital or d...

  • Leonard Weiser
    Nov 16, 2018

    I was utterly thrilled to be reading the latest in Sara Paretsky's iconic V.I. Warshawski series set in a Chicago that, by now, I feel I know rather well. Paretsky writes more than crime fiction, she captures the current social and political waters of the US, as can be seen here where ...

    Earlier this year I found out that Sara Paretsky would be publishing a new V.I. Warshawski mystery later in the year. I was giddy. I have read every book in the series starting with Indemnity Only. V.I has been around for over thirty years. She is a Chicago institution and my go to det...

    The City with Broad Shoulders......Chicago And it takes one heck of a detective to lean hard on those ol' muscular shoulders throughout the years. Yep, V.I. Warshawski is back in this big city mix with another adventure that's sure to please in the hands of the extremely talente...

    3.5 stars. Sara Paretsky has long been one of my ?must read? authors and ?Shell Game? is a fine follow up to her previous novel, the brilliant ?Fallout.? All of the books in this nineteen book series are well worth reading. They don?t have to be read in order, but I wo...

    Always good to catch up with V.I. Warshawski. Definitely one of my favourite series. This one had some good contemporary political themes running through the plot. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. ...

    V. I. Warshawski is back for her 19th adventure. A Private Investigator with a license to practice law, she's been asked by her best friend and mentor to help keep her nephew out of jail. A man found murdered had the nephew's name and address on his person. But Felix swears he has neve...

    This was another great outing with Sara Paretsky and her almost, but too human to be, wonder woman, V.I.Warshawski. Set in her familiar surroundings of Chicago, it is very current, featuring the more recent predations of ICE on even legal immigrants, the ways the lives of the extremely...

    I have been doing a fairly good job of reading the current Paretsky books. I keep telling myself to read some of the older ones but somehow a new book is out before I can do it. I enjoy the tough smart mouthed V. I Warshawski, attorney turned private investigator. Paretsky usually p...

    I like everything about this book that I like about Paretsky's previous books: the main character's fearlessness, drive, and -yes, attention to running her business--her willingness to challenge anyone and everyone in seeking answers. The plotting is terrific and the settings in Chicag...

    "It is true that many worries remain, but they are easier to bear when a stranger steps forward out of nowhere and becomes a friend." Oh Vic, how we need you in today's world! With her usual tough-girl-with-a-big-heart way, Vic negotiates two cases involving a missing young woman, a...

    Sara Paretsky is one of my long-time literary crushes. I've been reading her V.I. Warshawski novels since almost their beginning back in the 1980s. She has never let me down. Oh, sure, I have enjoyed some of the books more than others, but there is not a stinker among them. One of t...

    We?ve read Paretsky?s entire V.I. Warshawski bibliography, of which ?Shell? is the 19th. While we enjoyed the first dozen or so for the adventures of this strong and able female protagonist, a Chicago-based PI, we have soured on the last few novels as especially detailed in our...

    Another amazing thriller from Sara Parestsky who just keeps getting better. Immersed in today's critical social issues of immigration, social equality, offshore companies, a wealthy upper class that has lost its understanding the poor are flesh and blood people with rights and the loot...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder and Stoughton for an advance copy of Shell Game, the nineteenth novel to feature Chicago based PI V.I. Warshawski. Vic's friend, Lottie Herschel, asks her to accompany her great nephew, Felix, to identify a dead body whom the police are cer...

    I thought Shell Game was very good. I enjoyed Sara Paretsky?s early books but I haven?t read one for many years. I?m pleased to say that she?s still as good as ever. Here, Vic is drawn into two apparently separate investigations involving friends and family as a young great-...

    I have been reading Warshawski books for over 15 years now and number #19 does not disappoint. Paretsky has always been able to keep the story lines up to date and fresh and this one certainly is. V.I.'s friend, Lottie, has a nephew, Felix, that is a suspect in a vicious murder. V.I&g...

    V. I Warshawski gets a phone call from Felix, the nephew of her long-time friend, Lotty. He had been called in to identify a murder victim and is now the main suspect. Felix is a Canadian studying engineering in the US and his girlfriend is from the Middle East and both of them are on ...

    Another wonderful V.I. Warshawski thriller from Sara Parestsky...Vick's mentor Lottie Herschel asks her to provide counsel for her grandnephew & one of her twin nieces pleads with her to find her missing sister...these 2 seemingly unrelated events will pull Warshawski into intrigue...

    3 with a big minus behind it. The plot was a thinly disguised political rant which, simplified, was rich people, trump, law enforcement, American laws equals bad. Illegal aliens and poor people equal good. The storyline was so jumbled that you needed a map to keep up. Not what I was ex...

    Confusing and not fun to read Too many characters; not well introduced. Poorly written. Too much liberal political agenda and Trump administration bashing. Stay away from this book. ...