Brush Back #2020

Brush Back Sara Paretsky Brush Back Chicago s V I Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky No one would accuse V I Warshawski of back

  • Title: Brush Back
  • Author: Sara Paretsky
  • ISBN: 9781444758733
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brush Back Sara Paretsky Chicago s V I Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky.No one would accuse V I Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she d be happy to avoid High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses Yet that s precisely what she ends up doChicago s V I Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky.No one would accuse V I Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she d be happy to avoid High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses Yet that s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo s plea for help.For six stormy weeks back in high school, V I thought she was in love with Frank He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty five years for her daughter s murder.Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V I for help V I doesn t want to get involved Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V I s adored mother, Gabriella.But life has been hard on Frank and on V I s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V I agrees to ask a few questions Those questions lead her straight into the vipers nest of Illinois politics she s wanted to avoid When V I takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers
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    1. VI Warshawski is my favorite detective because she is a hard core Chicagoan and has an apartment a stone s throw from Wrigley Field I have read every book in the series and was so excited when this book came out because the Cubs and Wrigley Field were to play a vital part in the book On that regard Sara Paretsky did not disappoint In this installment, V I s ex ex ex boyfriend Frank Guzzo seeks out her services to solve the murder of his sister Annie which took place 25 years earlier V I could no [...]

    2. Sara Paretsky deserves recognition than she s received for her VI Victoria Warshawski novels In them, the protagonist scraps through conflict filled situations, giving as good or better than she gets VI is the predecessor of female protagonists like those by Stieg Larsson and Taylor Stevens Paretsky isn t afraid to make the reader wince as VI faces off with hit men and gets injured or knocked out This is one of the best of the series, centered on the south side of Chicago, full of old and new f [...]

    3. Stella Talk about a blast from the past, and not a pleasant one, at that Stella Guzzo is the mother Frank Guzzo, a former high school flame of private detective V.I Warshawski from her childhood Southside Chicago neighborhood Stella has just been released from prison after serving 25 years for murdering her daughter Annie, and now Frank wants V.I s help exonerating his ma, who says that yes, she did hit Annie, but she was still alive when she left to play bingo She blames none other than V.I s l [...]

    4. If you ve ever spent any time on this blog, you ve probably heard me speak of my love for Sara Paretsky and VI Warshawski If not, just trust me they are two of my favorites It seems like a new VI Warshawski novel shows up just when I need it most, and this time was no exception.I love how these novels are political Warning if you are conservative, you will probably not appreciate this as much, but our politics align nicely, so It s not exactly a secret that VI s family is a major sore spot for h [...]

    5. We continue to read every new private eye V.I Warshawski novel from popular author Paretsky but despite our penchant for leading lady crime solvers, these stories are starting to leave us dry Brush is long, complicated, and full of bit characters, not to mention an interrelated double story line but unlike most reviewers, we hardly cared a moment for anything that happened Her temporary housemate Bernie is as irritating as the bratty cousin Petra used to be Moreover, V.I spends much of the book [...]

    6. The latest entry in the V.I Warshawski is a winner I love that she has aged to 50 and is just as bad and thorough as she was She suffers some aches and pains from aging but it certainly doesn t stop her She paddles a kayak, climbs fences and explores the underbellies of Wrigley Field, home of Chicago Cubs You go girl In this one, V.I is drawn back to her childhood neighborhood in South Chicago by an ex boyfriend, Frank Frank s mother is just released from prison for murdering her daughter and he [...]

    7. A good mystery writer engages the writer at the beginning, and gets the adrenaline pumping by the 75% point in the story arc A great mystery writer grabs us by the shirt right from the get go, ramps us up into overdrive during the first quarter of the story, and doesn t let us go till we turn the last page, exhausted, feeling both satisfied and bereaved because the story is over And Sara Paretsky is a great writer, every single time She s only gotten better with this 17th installment of the Vic [...]

    8. Started off really, really well I loved the insights into V.I s past and her relationships with Boom Boom, Frank, and her parents.But about 3 4 of the way through, I realised a couple of things V.I was starting to annoy me She blows her top when anyone flings unfounded accusations at her beloved family which is fair enough but does the exact same thing to pretty much everyone around her V.I hasn t really changed much since the last book I read Hardball or the one before that Blood Shot she s sti [...]

    9. Now I have read all of Sara Paretsky s books and I am ready for her newest one, Fallout, which will be released next month, April 18, 2017 I first read Sara Paretsky in 2005 when one of my reading groups read and discussed Fire Sale I was hooked I felt, and still feel, that V I Warshawski was the best female private investigator of all I went back and started reading all her books in order.Brush Back takes V I back into the South Side Chicago neighborhood where she grew up An old boyfriend appea [...]

    10. I so look forward to new books in this series As always, deeply and thoroughly plotted, well written, and featuring characters that you may loath, but in whom you completely believe Excellent job yet again, Ms Paretsky

    11. Being completely trite which Paretsky would never be , she knocks this one out of the park Great story, beloved characters and completely believable, corrupt Chicago I love to go total immersion with her Chicago set books You can imagine Royko smiling from above She does a flawless job of re creating a city and culture that inhabitants and former inhabitants love in spite of itself For non Chicagoans, I still think this book will make the cut Paretsky is meticulous in presenting her stories and [...]

    12. I love Paretsky and look forward to her books.I had a hard time with this one because the relationship between V.I and Conrad was tedious and tiresome Too much negativity V.I was beaten up than I could deal with it A normal person would be dead I don t remember as much violence in previous books Maybe I m getting older Her friendships are always solid even when they don t always agree with her.

    13. The twenith book written by Ms Paretsky and I have read them all I have to admit this was long and I kind of felt as if it was taking a little long to just get to the end How many times can someone almost die in one book But I really do enjoy her books and finish them up quickly and hunger for Glad she is still writing.

    14. Vintage classic Warshawski, slightly too long a book Got to love a character who stays true to herself

    15. This was my favorite book in this series in a while It had all my favorite characters from all of this series I look forward to reading the next in this series.

    16. What a pleasure it has been to spend a few days with VI again I have been reading Sara Paretsky s books since the early 1990s and so for the past 20 or so years, VI has been my companion and inspiration It has been quite a journey I love that VI has aged as the series has gone on and, hearteningly, has kept pace with my age She s 50 in this book and so am I , and that she tackles hard issues without ever losing sight of her principles And that she stands up for others mostly women and minorities [...]

    17. Sara Paretsky proves once again that she is one of the best mystery writers out there This book is a real wild ride I read through the book at breakneck pace The tension never lets up from the first page right up to the very end where Ms Paretsky treats us to such a menacing ending What she does best is her characterization Her bad guys are really bad guys and VI always finds herself on the wrong side of them and she s quite often in the unenviable place of being on the outs with Chicago s fines [...]

    18. I have a great deal of affection for VI and Sara Paretsky, the author I have read everything that Ms Paretsky has written and enjoyed all of it In this novel, we find Vic takes such a battering that it is a wonder that she lives to fight another day In an intricately plotted and thrilling roller coaster of a ride, the story begins with Frank, asking Vic to look into his mother, Stella s conviction for murdering her daughter, Annie Stella is an obnoxious character who loathed the entire Warshawsk [...]

    19. V.I Warshawski, the PI with nine liveswell that s probably on the low side She attracts trouble like a magnet but always manages to get through it One tough lady.In Brush Back, she finds herself up against a Russian mob enforcer, but even dangerous the Chicago Southside political machine that has extended into the Illinois state legislature An old friend has asked for her help His mother, a not very nice person, was convicted of murder 25 years ago but is out of prison and proclaiming her innoc [...]

    20. The heat is on, so I m hibernating in the AC under the ceiling fans But I really can t complain about summer There s almost always a baseball game on TV, a friend just brought me one of her delicious peach pies and I ve been binging on crime novels Sara Paretsky knocks it out of the park with the aptly named Brush Back Putnam s, digital galley , No 18 in her V.I Warshawski series Never one to be intimidated, Vic is only encouraged by the threats she receives after taking a case in her old South [...]

    21. Paretsky does not disappoint Once again, V.I is dashing around Chicago attempting to find the truth behind a 20 year old crime while her own family name starts being muddied in the counter attack She is physically brave than I have ever considered being and generally is able to keep her wits about her, no matter what But there are many trying moments in Brush Back, as V.I is pulled back into the South Chicago of her early years Someday she will have to resort to easier methods, but where s the [...]

    22. I won this book in a giveaway I have read several of these books over the years, but have not read all of them nor in any semblance of order I always find them to be GREAT reads This book is no exception Easily read as a standalone, with one heck of a turning, twisting, intertwining plot Had me at page one all the way to the end I would definitely recommend this book.

    23. I always look forward to the next VI book and this one didn t disappoint It s like visiting old friends when I read one The stories are always great and have me on the edge of my seat waiting for the ending I can hardly wait for the next one

    24. RECEIVED FREE THROUGH FIRST READS.I love V.I Warshawski It s been a good long while since i ve read Sara Paretsky and i wonder why V.I is a great character and i could almost her speakingRemember the TV show This was a great read, a great ride and a super mystery

    25. It was SO nice to get back to a Paretsky mystery after trying a few others And it s nice to see V I emotionally healthier.

    26. VJ Warshawski is my favorite female PI and in my top 2 favorite PIs in a series She s one tough cookie She seems to finally be realizing that she is mortal it has taken a couple of decades but she is maturing a bit But she still flings herself into battle in defense of family, friends, and the downtrodden She has always lived in Chicago and been a Cubs fan this book was written before the Cubbies won the 2016 World Series forever She grew up on the South Side in a tough neighborhood that has onl [...]

    27. I can t believe I missed this book when it first came out being the huge Paretsky and VI Warshawski fan I am This one did not disappoint This was a deeply personal mystery for VI where the good names of her beloved mother and father and her much revered cousin Boom Boom were constantly being maligned A solid mystery surrounding the old murder of a young girl and the current sleaziness of so called champions for Chicago south side VI s old hood Fast paced and entertaining well worth the read.

    28. Just finished this book on kindle I always like to have a VI Warshawski or Carlotta Carlyle mystery is Linda Barnes still writing them on kindle, you never know when you ll have 3o minutes to kill in a waiting room This was a typical page turning VI Warshawski mystery, with the familiar supporting cast perpetual octogenarian Sal Contreras, timeshared dogs Peppy and Mitch, long deceased parents, surrogate mom Lotty, former lover police detective Conrad Rawlings, grumpy clueless cop Bobby Mallory [...]

    29. Brush Back By Sara Paretsky will be published July 28, 2015 is the latest book in the V.I Warshawski series that started back in 1982 I was a loyal fan of Ms Paretsky, reading every V.I Warshawski book she wrote, right up until Tunnel Vision It was written in 1994, then Sara Paretsky stopped writing V.I Warshawski mysteries for five long years By then I had moved on to other authors and didn t picked up the series again, until now.I must admit, I was a bit surprised to find that the main charact [...]

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