New York: Delacorte Press, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by the Author on the half title, 8vo, brown quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over purple boards, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped), mauve endpapers, 328 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #5676
Another memorable Warshawski mystery INSCRIBED & SIGNED by the multi-talented New York Times best-selling author.
Sara Paretsky (born 1947), an American author of detective fiction, is best known for her novels based on the female private investigator, V.I. Warshawski. Paretsky created her as a female response to hard-boiled detectives such as Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe. In 1991 the film "V.I. Warshawski" was released starring Kathleen Turner.
Author's 3rd novel and 3rd V.I. Warshawski novel. SUPERIOR COPY INSCRIBED "Happy Reading" by the Author for the Library Council of Chicago in 1988 [perhaps for a fund-raiser?]. Dust jacket is clean and bright though has a bit of wear and a clean tear at the rear cover's lower corner.
Paretsky, who holds a doctorate in history from the University of Chicago, has transformed the image of women in the crime novel. The Winter 2007 issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection is devoted to her work. is also considered the founding mother of Sisters in Crime, which supports and promotes women in the mystery field.