What I’m Reading: Fallout

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.

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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.

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4 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Fallout

  1. Jean

    Wow! That’s an oldie/goody series. I think there are close to 20 books and even a movie with Kathleen Turner!

  2. Sandie

    Just a heads up, your link goes to a book by the same title, but about nuclear bombs being dropped.

  3. Linda in NE

    I had fallen a little behind, but now I’m back reading Sara Paretsky and Marcia Muller. May even try a Patricia Cornwell…I’m WAY behind on hers. Every so often I like to read these authors…their books just have more ‘meat’ to them than the cozy mysteries I read so often. I’m also catching up on the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston….have two to go before the newest one comes out. Have you ever listened to J.D. Robb’s In Death series? The narrator, Susan Erickson is really good. I’m way behind on those too.

  4. Valerie Chapman-Stockwell

    It’s a great series. She also wrote a non-mystery book drawn from her life on a farm in, I think, Kansas. Enjoy!

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