(E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky


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    (E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky Sara Paretsky's famous private eye VI Warshawski has been my go to detective from the time I was in high school Bleeding Chicago blue and loving the city and the Cubs as much as I do I have read each of VI's cases with enthusiasm Needing a book of detective short stories as part of a mystery challenge I came across Paretsk

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    Read & Download Windy City Blues (E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to Windy City Blues a collection of short stories written in 1995 by Sara Paretsky In the mid 1990s Paretsky took a short break from writing the lengthy VI Warshawski mystery novels and worked on

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    (E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky I ended up borrowing this since the short stories go across different timelines Once I found out that I didn't have to read

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    (E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky The VI Warshawski series has reached its sixteenth book in 2013 and I have read all but this most recent book in the running series

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    (E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky This collection of short stories of VI Warshawski adventures was published in 1995 and written over the previous decade A number of the stories appear to be sketches for later novels My favorite was the first ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ in which VI takes the reader on a tour of South Chicago This story provides a lot of background and color to the background of the Warshawski stories

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    Read & Download Windy City Blues characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Sara Paretsky Sara Paretsky ✓ 9 Read & Download Short stories involving VI Warshawski The first one the longest was pretty good but the shorter ones were unsatisfying overall Why yes I DO like big books and I cannot lie about it Why do you ask?

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    (E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Sara Paretsky Generally not a huge fan of short stories but VI Warshawski stories? Yes please

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    Read & Download Windy City Blues Sara Paretsky ✓ 9 Read & Download (E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky Windy City Blues is a collection of short stories featuring VI Warshawski Having read several of the full length books in the series I liked the characters but found many of them too long and filled with an overwhelming amount of details usually explaining the financial crimes involved I found this book refreshing in its brevity in fact the stories could have been longer If only Paretsky could find a happy m

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    (E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky Very few books of short stories make it to my list because I don’t read a lot of anthologies I picked up Windy City Blues because I had enjoyed other books by Sara Paretsky and thought her female private eye and erstwhile attorney V I Warshawski made for good reading These stories didn’t disappoint At times they felt too short and at times I could sense exactly why they made better stories than novels I suppose the c

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    (E–pub) Windy City Blues Author Sara Paretsky Sara Paretsky ✓ 9 Read & Download Lets just say as a fan of the character V I Warshawski it would be ok to not pick up this set of short stories about her This book does not add anything to her storyline These mysteries are a nice way to pass th

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Windy City Blues Free read ´ 109 Ister Evangeline is prime suspect and VI has only eighteen hours to crack the case before it's headline news  Three Dot Po proves there's nothing like a dog  Especially a dog on the trail of her mistress's killer with VI in towIn Strung Out love means nothing and VI's uick to learn the score as her old friend's tennis champion daughter is under suspicion for strangling her father with a racket string  And there's nine stories in all in this masterful collection of short fiction starring VI Warshawski the most engaging woman in detective fiction since Dorothy Sayers's Harriet Vane Newswee. Very few books of short stories make it to my list because I don t read a lot of anthologies I picked up Windy City Blues because I had enjoyed other books by Sara Paretsky and thought her female private eye and erstwhile attorney V I Warshawski made for good reading These stories didn t disappoint At times they felt too short and at times I could sense exactly why they made better stories than novels I suppose the collection has the added advantage that I already know the protagonist and some of the supporting cast so I was immersed in the stories faster than I normally find myself involved vicariously in the lives of fictitious charactersIt helped that the first story in the collection dealt with mother issues and family issues As a male who went through that father issue period though I am thankful that my Dad lived long enough for us to have a normal and healthy relationship even if it did take 20 years and a painful failure in my life to make it possible I can definitely believe a female protagonist grappling with who her mother was and especially when she didn t have those late years in life to normalize that relationship like so many of us get to do amazing how much smarter our folks get after we re 40 nu The story was further strengthened by the idea of a potentially rare musical score and the fact that the protagonist kept making discoveries that may have put her mother in a new light for her Sadly I thought the author telegraphed the perpetrator in this mystery story pretty fast but there was some ambiguity there that made it worth reading Some of the other stories in the anthology also dealt with interesting subjects to me workplace politics stage door parents even though these stage door parents were actually pushing their athletic progeny as opposed to theatrical progeny psychological theory professional musicians and games a very short but intriguing mystery built upon Go moku in China Wei Chi Sadly the latter was the only story that really surprised me I liked them all maybe because I felt like I was in on the mystery in each story but I like to be surprised a bit oftenThe best part of the anthology for me though was that all of the stories take place in and around Chicago Wilmette where I live Skokie where we like to go for shopping and entertainment the Loop where I work and the Lakeshore that is so beautiful At one point in one of the stories Warshawski mentions DePaul students where I teach and makes a classic Chicago observation while figuring her income for the month and listening to the Bears neither was adeuate I loved it It was spoken like most of the Chicago fans I know for most of the sports teams We expect the worst and usually get it Fortunately with Ms Paretsky s mysteries we usually expect a book we can devour and enjoy and we have yet to be disappointed

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Windy City Blues Free read ´ 109 It's strictly Friends Family as VI Warshawski the detective mystery fans have been waiting for Time makes return appearances in a collection of stories that bring new meaning to ties that bind  Decked out in her silk shirts and no nonsense Attitude VI is out to make a living by the skin of her teethIn Grace Notes VI has barely finished her morning coffee when she sees an ad in the paper asking for information about her own mother long dead  The paper leads VI to her newfound Italian cousin Vico who's looking for music composed by their great grandmother  What's the score  Clearly it's. I ended up borrowing this since the short stories go across different timelines Once I found out that I didn t have to read this book in the order it appears in publication I just scooped it up I think that overall Sara Paretsky did a good job with these short stories starring VI Warshawski There were two of them that I wish had been a bit longer and there was one that didn t work for me at allIntroduction A Walk on the Wild Side Touring Chicago with VI Warshawki This was not a short story per se it just gives a nice overview of Chicago and the area that our fictional character was raised and where she currently calls homeGrace Notes 5 stars Once again we have a relative of VI that causes some trouble I really did like this one since it gives us background on VI s mother Gabriella And I think that VI finally sees that her mother was not all that she thought she was with regards to her marriage to VI s father I did like the overall mystery in this one though I have to say that I am surprised that VI was conned as well as she was since she goes to a default don t trust anyone position most timesThe Pietro Andromache 3 stars This one is told from the POV of Max Loewenthal who is Lotty s long time lover I have to say that it really didn t go with the rest of the book since those stories are told from VI s POV This story deals with Lotty being accused of murder when she accuses someone else of stealing a piece of sculpture from her family during the Holocaust It definitely made me think of Max and Lotty differently Also VI turns into Hercule Poirot in the end when she reveals all That s not her character s style at all so it didn t work for meStrung Out 4 stars Back to VI s POV in this one She is given a free ticket to see an up and coming tennis star that of course then leads to murder VI is asked to figure out who killed the tennis star s father since the whole thing can lead to a cloud for the tournament I did think that in the end that VI had the right of it with not holding back any evidence she found that lead to the murder I often think that most of VI s high school and college friends that do that rah rah we are feminists so no woman anywhere can be in the wrong is crap At the Old Swimming Hole 5 stars This actually had a sad ending to it An old friend of VI s gets caught up in something that VI does her best to untangle I can see why this case ends up haunting her based on the ending I wish that it could have been a bit longer though This one and Grace Notes would have been great as longer stand alone books The Maltese Cat 2 stars Sorry I didn t like anyone in this short story and I actually called crap on VI for getting as overly involved as she did I don t know what Paretsky s ultimate thought process was for this one It just didn t work and the flow was pretty bad from beginning to endSettled Score 2 stars VI was acting like a brat in this one from beginning to end A niece of Lotty s is charged with murder when her lover turns up dead VI is reluctant to get involved though everyone asks her to investigate There are still a lot of uestions left unanswered and the true murderer is revealed I just didn t think the ending actually resolved anything And I really didn t get why VI was acting the way she did in this one I felt like I was missing something hereSkin Deep 3 stars This one includes VI s favorite bartender who I adore so that was enough to get me to raise this to 3 stars The coincidence in this one was laughable though As was the murder method It was fairly short thoughThree Dot Po 3 stars Once again this was a weird short story I felt like I was missing some pieces in this one I wish that I had gotten a better sense of the secondary characters in this one friends of Vic and one that is eventually murdered I liked the dog in this story than any humans running aroundThe Takamoku Joseki 3 stars Honestly this one was a bad story to end on I would have flipped it around and made Grace Notes be the anchor story or even The Old Swimming Hole This one was all over the place and not really believable to me

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Windy City Blues Free read ´ 109 Something to kill for The Pietro Andromache finds VI's friend Dr Lotty Herschel with motive and means to dispatch her professional rival and steal his priceless statue  Lotty didn't do it but does she know who did  VI soon cuts to the art of the case and it's not a pretty picture at allSummoned by an old high school friend to a race At the Old Swimming Hole VI ends up swimming with the sharks the FBI and a ruthless gambling kingpin in a pool of blood And it's only Skin Deep when a relaxing facial transformation transforms a client into a stiff  VI's pal Sal needs help  Her beautician s. Short stories involving VI Warshawski The first one the longest was pretty good but the shorter ones were unsatisfying overall Why yes I DO like big books and I cannot lie about it Why do you ask

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • Windy City Blues
  • Sara Paretsky
  • English
  • 08 July 2018
  • 9780440218739