Like another reviewer whose comments I read, I sense that Paretsky has moved away from simply writing good mysteries and has started using the books as a platform for her politics. I don't really care if it's liberal or conservative, it's starting to get old. The first few books were great, but now it seems like EVERY book is closely tied to politically-motivated crime. I didn't finish this one, and probably won't read any others in the series. That's a shame - the series started so well.
Another great read by this author. I felt sorry for this young boy in the story.
Another great and exciting VI Warshawski book. Not only is Paretsky a terrific writer, but she has expanded her themes to include historical and modern political injustice. I have to admit that there were points when I had trouble following the tangled web of the story, so I just sat back and went along for the ride, which was exciting, wild, and fulfilling as always.
enjoy V.I., her saviness, her persistance and her descriptions of the world around her. In this addition, she struggles to solve a murder that the police aren't convinced was a murder. It leads her down a historical path of the 1930s Federal Negro Theater Project and the McCarthy era blacklisting. The mystery remains mostly unsolvable until the very end. While I enjoy Paretsky's novels, this one felt like a forum to express her politics.
This story is a comples tale of secrets that keep you turning the pages, and not wanting to put it down to go to bed at night.