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Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Sara Paretsky

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Sara Paretsky created the detective series V.I. Warshawski, set in Chicago. While there have been a number of female detectives and authors, Paretsky:

…is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.[6] The Winter 2007 issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection is devoted to her work.[7] She is also considered the founding mother of Sisters in Crime, an organization that supports and promotes women in the mystery field.[8]

The Goodreads.com intro for Paretsky has this on Paretsky and V. I. Warshawski:

The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky’s novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. Warshawski’s eclectic personality defies easy categorization. She drinks Johnnie Walker Black Label, breaks into houses looking for clues, and can hold her own in a street fight, but also she pays attention to her clothes, sings opera along with the radio, and enjoys her sex life.

Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel. The Winter 2007 issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection is devoted to her work.

While I have read a few of Paretsky’s V.I. Warhawski novels, I have probably read more of her short stories. The novels I have read include Deadlock, Killing Orders, and Guardian Angel. But I have read a bunch of anthologies where she has been a contributor. Women On the Case, A Woman’s Eye, Sisters In Crime #1 and #3, Raymond Chandler’s Phillip Marlowe, Women of Mystery #3,The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century, and Female Sleuths.

Paretsky only has two writing credits at IMDB. V.I. Warshawski is a movie starring Kathleen Turner and When Danger Follows You Home based on a short story from her.

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Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Sara Paretsky

Please Note: When I began this series, it was to cover a lot of authors whom I have found personally influential, even though this may only be because I enjoyed the stories they have told in their books or short stories. I’m just fortunate enough and well read enough that many of the authors I have personally enjoyed have also been influential on a macro scale as well as micro. rrt

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Sara Paretsky created the detective series V.I. Warshawski, set in Chicago. While there have been a number of female detectives and authors, Paretsky:

…is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel.[6] The Winter 2007 issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection is devoted to her work.[7] She is also considered the founding mother of Sisters in Crime, an organization that supports and promotes women in the mystery field.[8]

The Goodreads.com intro for Paretsky has this on Paretsky and V. I. Warshawski:

The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky’s novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. Warshawski’s eclectic personality defies easy categorization. She drinks Johnnie Walker Black Label, breaks into houses looking for clues, and can hold her own in a street fight, but also she pays attention to her clothes, sings opera along with the radio, and enjoys her sex life.

Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel. The Winter 2007 issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection is devoted to her work.

While I have read a few of Paretsky’s V.I. Warhawski novels, I have probably read more of her short stories. The novels I have read include Deadlock, Killing Orders, and Guardian Angel. But I have read a bunch of anthologies where she has been a contributor. Women On the Case, A Woman’s Eye, Sisters In Crime #1 and #3, Raymond Chandler’s Phillip Marlowe, Women of Mystery #3,The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century, and Female Sleuths.

Paretsky only has two writing credits at IMDB. V.I. Warshawski is a movie starring Kathleen Turner and When Danger Follows You Home based on a short story from her.

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