I just finished listening to the audio book Fallout by Sara Paretsky. I like a break from historical fiction now and then so murder/detective/crime books are usually my get away. That’s why I picked this book.
At the time I put it on my wait list for my on line library I didn’t realize it was a series of books about V.I. Warhawski. She’s a lady P.I. It was just the right kind of series and the right kind of crime book that had me wanting to keep the pages turning. It’s well written and I’m positive I’ll be looking for more books in the series.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. To her parents, she’s Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she’s Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she’s V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago… and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star.
Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished — and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count. And in this, her toughest case, not even V.I. is safe.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.2 stars. I’d say I agree. This might be a series I end up “falling back on” whenever I need a break and need a who-dun-it.