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    Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone soon enough -- the real John Thayer's son, and he's dead.

Year: 1982
Genre: Hardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye

    Deadlock by Sara Paretsky

When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, his private-eye cousin questions the accidental death report and rumors of suicide. Armed with a bottle of Black Label and a Smith & Weson, V.I. follows a trail of violence and corruption to the center of the Windy City's powerful shipping industry.

Year: 1984
Genre: Hardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye

    Killing Orders by Sara Paretsky

They say blood is thicker than water. Private eye V. I. Warshawski has her doubts, especially when it comes to the bad blood between her and her great-aunt Rosa. But when the old lady reaches out, V. I. answers the call. The good friars at St. Albertus Magnus Priory, Rosa's long-time employers, have cashed in on valuable securities from their safe...only to discover they were counterfeits.

Year: 1985
Genre: Hardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye

    Blood Shot by Sara Paretsky

V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise is something she always keeps. Caroline, a childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem -- after twenty-five years she wants V.I. to find the father she never knew. But when V.I. starts probing into the past, she not only finds out where all the bodies are buried -- she stumbles onto a very new corpse.

Year: 1988
Genre: Hardboiled DetectiveMissing PersonPrivate Eye

    Burn Marks by Sara Paretsky

The fire that has just burned down a sleazy SRO hotel has brought Elena to V.I.'s doorstep. Uncovering an arsonist -- and the secrets hidden behind Elena's boozy smile -- will send V.I. into the seedy world of Chicago's homeless... into the Windy City's backroom deals and bedroom politics, where new schemers and old cronies team up to get V.I. off the case -- by hook, by crook, or by homocide.

Year: 1990
Genre: ArsonHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye

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-- -- --1982 Indemnity Only   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --1984 Deadlock   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --1985 Killing Orders   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --1988 Blood Shot   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --1990 Burn Marks   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --1994 Tunnel Vision   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --1999 Hard Time   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --2001 Total Recall   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --2003 Blacklist   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --2005 Fire Sale   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --2018 Shell Game   by Sara Paretsky
-- -- --2020 Dead Land   by Sara Paretsky