Book: Sara Paretsky, Rowena Akinyemi «Deadlock: Stage 5»

Deadlock: Stage 5

Серия: "Oxford Bookworms Library"

People imagine private detectives to be tired-looking men in raincoats, but Vic is female. She's tough, beautiful, carries a gun - and goes on asking questions until she gets answers. When her cousin Boom Boom dies in an accident, Vic is naturally upset. She wants to know how and why the accident happened, and she isn't satisfied by the answers she gets. So she goes on asking questions... and more people start to die.

Издательство: "Oxford University Press" (2013)

Формат: 130x195, 104 стр.

ISBN: 9780194792219, 978-0-19-479221-9

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Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky
Born June 8, 1947 (1947-06-08) (age 64)
Ames, Iowa
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Genres crime fiction

Sara Paretsky (born June 8, 1947) is a modern American author of detective fiction.

Contents

Life and career

Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa and raised in Kansas, graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in political science. She did community service work on the south side of Chicago in 1966 and returned in 1968 to work there. She ultimately completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago; her dissertation was entitled "The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the Civil War." She also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Married to a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, she has lived in Chicago since 1968. She is an alumna of the Ragdale Foundation.[1]

The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky's novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. Warshawski's eclectic personality defies easy categorization. She drinks Johnnie Walker Black Label, breaks into offices looking for clues, and can hold her own in a street fight, but also she pays attention to her clothes, sings opera along with the radio, and enjoys her sex life.

Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.[2] The Winter 2007 issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection[3] is devoted to her work.

Bibliography

Novels

Short story collections

  • Windy City Blues (1995)
  • V.I. x2 (2002)

Non-fiction

As editor

References

  1. ^ "Ragdale Alumni: Writers - Fiction - O-Z". Ragdale Foundation website. 2010. http://www.ragdale.org/fictionoz. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  2. ^ Martin, Nora (1996). ""In the business of believing women's stories": Feminism through detective fiction (Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton)" (M.A. thesis) Wilfrid Laurier University
  3. ^ Clues: A Journal of Detection 25.2 (Winter 2007). Ed. Margaret Kinsman. Theme issue on Sara Paretsky

External links

Источник: Sara Paretsky

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