Set in the s in Chicago, Vick Warshawski is a private detective. The story opens with a funeral for her cousin Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey player. He was working for a Great Lakes shipping company and apparently slipped on an icy pier and died in the water. I like that Vick likes sports and pays attention to the local games and teams.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Deadlock by Sara Paretsky. Deadlock V. Warshawski 2 by Sara Paretsky Goodreads Author. It takes her to the center of Chicago's powerful shipping industry. There she ferrets out her cousin's killer -- but nearly gets painted out of the picture -- permanently! Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published March 2nd by Dell first published December 12th More Details Original Title. Warshawski 2. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Book Review VI's back and this time it's personal. Although it appears like her cousin, Boom Boom Warshawski, a famous hockey player, slipped off the wharf, VI smells trouble lurking in the depths of his shallow grave.
When it's family, you won't stop until you find the killer. And that's exactly the path VI sets off on once she's convinced of foul play. Learning more about her cou Book Review VI's back and this time it's personal.
Learning more about her cousin's life, on and off the ice activities and last few days is not easy. Too many people have different stories, some feel she's exaggerating the potential clues, but eventually, she finds proof and is able to narrow the path down to a specific reason.
But knowing who did it was not easy, especially when she has very little background on the shipping docks and industry. But she finds a few folks willing to help out under the radar -- some thru volunteer and some by force. This was a strong follow-up to the first in series and helped be part of the launch for this series to the forefront in the 80s and 90s.
Working in Chicago is tough, but Paretsky does a grand job at showing the risky nature of he business VI's involved in. Learning how the ships work, what's necessary for deliveries, how the boats come in and out, etc. As usual, these books never fail to provide both a learning experience and an opportunity to solve the crime.
One of the early ones in the series, but also one of the stronger ones for me About Me For those new to me or my reviews I write A LOT. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by.
Note : All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. View all 4 comments. Oct 21, Phrynne rated it really liked it. Sara Paretsky writes novels about a Private Investigator called V. Warshawski and they are really good as long as you don't take them too seriously. Our main character uses the old fashioned approach to detecting where she tends to approach the suspect and let them know that she suspects them.
This can lead to all kinds of difficulty but of course she always comes out the other side smelling of roses. I enjoyed this particular one so much that I am moving straight on to the next in the series Sara Paretsky writes novels about a Private Investigator called V.
I enjoyed this particular one so much that I am moving straight on to the next in the series. View all 3 comments. Once again am shocked by how much I really enjoyed book 2 in the V. Warshawski book. We have V. I loved the ins and outs that Paretsky gets into with the shipping industry. Also V. We get two Once again am shocked by how much I really enjoyed book 2 in the V. We get two potential love interests in this one. But one thing I do appreciate in these books is that the men that come across V.
I's path are not really important. She wants someone to look at her and accept her as she is, but she is percent not in the mood to do the same which did crack me up. I find interesting and definitely a contradiction. I find myself comparing V.
A lot of the book is deductions and snooping that V. She is able to put things together and I can honestly say that I loved that I was not able to guess where the story was going and who the guilty parties were. I totally guessed wrong which is par for the course for me when it comes to mystery novels.
We get reappearances in this one, we once again get Doctor Lotty Herschel, V. I's father's old friend Bobby, and her contact at one of the papers, Murray. We also have V. Seriously at times I had to go downstairs and tidy up my house since I was getting second hand issues over the messiness I was reading about in this book. The writing was good, but honestly I wish that the character of Bobby would be flattened by something.
It's two books in and I am tired of reading about how Bobby hates what V. Also I am starting to realize that most of the cops in this series are inept as hell. I liked how Sue Grafton portrays Kinsey's interaction with the police better.
Once again Chicago sounds like a pain in the butt to deal with in any type of weather. The ending was a surprise and I loved how even though V. Dec 15, aPriL does feral sometimes rated it really liked it Shelves: mysteries-potboilers-thrillers.
Loved it. A fantastic read, exciting and difficult to stop after a few chapters each time I picked it up. This time V. Warshawski is too emotional to be reasonable, and when she is emotional, she gets coldly angry, a deadly combination. Her favorite cousin, Boom Boom, an ex-Black Hawks hockey player, falls off of a Chicago dock and drowns. The problem is several clues are pointing to murder - a enigmatic phone call, strange rumors being passed around by Boom Boom's new co-workers at Eudora Gr Loved it.
The problem is several clues are pointing to murder - a enigmatic phone call, strange rumors being passed around by Boom Boom's new co-workers at Eudora Grain during the funeral, a new girlfriend breaking into his apartment to search for something - but no one else agrees with her.
Deadlock by Sara Paretsky
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Deadlock is a detective novel by Sara Paretsky told in the first person by private eye Vic V. Vic goes to the Chicago port to find out about her cousin Boom Boom's death. She believes that Boom Boom was killed. The police believe that this ex- Black Hawks hockey player died in an accident. Vic starts digging for motive and evidence. After two attempts on her life, she finally thinks she has the murder solved but needs strong evidence. To get it, she goes to the yacht of a shipping magnate but is caught by the magnate while she is gathering evidence against him.