Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky

This is a complete list of Sara Paretsky books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

Recent/Upcoming Sara Paretsky Books

April 16th, 2024: Pay Dirt

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List of V.I. Warshawski Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.5
Indemnity Only
1982
2
7.7
Deadlock
1984
3
8.7
Killing Orders
1985
4
8.2
Bitter Medicine
1987
5
7.9
Blood Shot / Toxic Shock
1988
6
9
Burn Marks
1990
7
8.3
Guardian Angel
1992
8
8.5
Tunnel Vision
1994
9
7.1
Hard Time
1999
10
8.2
Total Recall
2001
11
8.3
Blacklist
2003
12
8.2
Fire Sale
2005
13
9.3
Hardball
2009
14
9.5
Body Work
2010
15
9
Breakdown
2012
16
8.2
Critical Mass
2013
17
8.2
Brush Back
2015
18
8.6
Fallout
2017
19
9
Shell Game
2018
20
8
Dead Land
2020
21
8.2
Overboard
2022
22
Pay Dirt
2024

List of V.I. Warshawski Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of V.I. Warshawski Collections in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Deadly Allies Books in Publication Order

List of Sara Paretsky Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Eyes Have It
1984
2
Mean Streets
1986
3
Beastly Tales
1989
4
City Sleuths and Tough Guys
1989
5
Sisters in Crime 3
1990
6
A Woman's Eye
1991
7
1st Culprit
1992
8
Women of Mystery
1992
9
Deadly Allies
1992
10
Sisters In Crime 5
1992
11
The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1991
1992
12
Female Sleuths
1993
13
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1992
1993
14
Great Mystery Series: Top Female Sleuths
1993
15
The New Mystery
1993
16
3rd Culprit
1994
17
Deadly Allies II
1994
18
Seventh Annual Collection
1994
19
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1993
1994
20
Bad Behavior
1995
21
Women on the Case
1996
22
Murder For Love
1996
23
First Cases, Volume 1
1996
24
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1995
1996
25
Win, Lose or Die
1996
26
Mystery's Most Wanted
1997
27
Women of Mystery III
1998
28
Crime After Crime
1999
29
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories
2000
30
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
2000
31
Crime Story Collection
2000
32
Writers on Writing
2001
33
A Century of Great Suspense Stories
2001
34
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction
2004
35
Sisters on the Case
2007
36
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe
2011
37
Suspense Magazine December 2013
2013
38
7
Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold
2014
39
Chicago Blues
2014
40
Gary Phillips' Hollis for Hire
2018
41
Bullets and Other Hurting Things: A Tribute to Bill Crider
2021
42
Crime Hits Home
2022
43
The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2022
2022
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Sara Paretsky: Biography

Sara Paretsky was born on June 8th, 1947 and is currently 76 years old. Sara Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa, USA. Paretsky attended University of Kansas where she received a B.A. Political Science, University of Chicago where she received a Ph.D. History and.

Sara Paretsky is the author of the V.I. Warshawski series which currently consists of 22 novels. The V.I. Warshawski series started in 1982 with the novel Indemnity Only. The most recently released novel in the V.I. Warshawski series was Overboard which was released in 2022. There is an upcoming novel for the V.I. Warshawski series entitled Pay Dirt which is being released on April 16th, 2024.

Sara Paretsky: Awards & Accolades

Sara Paretsky has won multiple awards including: The Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 2011 and the Theakston's Old Peculier, Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction, in 2015.

Paretsky's books have also won multiple awards, Blood Shot / Toxic Shock won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Silver Dagger Award, in 1988. Blacklist won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 2004. Shell Game won the Edgar Award, Sue Grafton Memorial Award, in 2019. Crime Hits Home won the Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection, in 2023.

The following novels by Sara Paretsky were also nominated for these awards:

  • Indemnity Only: Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award (1982).
  • Killing Orders: Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1986).
  • Bitter Medicine: Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1988).
  • Blood Shot / Toxic Shock: Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (1989). Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (1989).
  • Burn Marks: Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1991).
  • Tunnel Vision: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1994).
  • Ghost Country: Otherwise Award, Best Science Fiction (1998).
  • Breakdown: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (2013).
  • Brush Back: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (2016).
  • Dead Land: Edgar Award, Sue Grafton Memorial Award (2021).

Sara Paretsky: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Sara Paretsky on Book Notification is Hardball, the 13th novel in the V.I. Warshawski series.

The most read book by Sara Paretsky on Book Notification is Indemnity Only, the 1st novel in the V.I. Warshawski series.

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Sara Paretsky: F.A.Q

When was Sara Paretsky Born? How old is Sara Paretsky?

Sara Paretsky was born on June 8th, 1947. Sara Paretsky is currently 76 years old.

Where was Sara Paretsky Born?

Sara Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa, USA and is American.

What awards has Sara Paretsky won?

Sara Paretsky has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (2011) and the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction at the Theakston's Old Peculier (2015).

What book awards has Sara Paretsky won?

Blood Shot / Toxic Shock: Crime Writer's Association Award Silver Dagger Award (1988).
Blacklist: Crime Writer's Association Award Gold Dagger Award (2004).
Shell Game: Edgar Award Sue Grafton Memorial Award (2019).
Crime Hits Home: Anthony Award Best Anthology / Collection (2023).

What was the first book Sara Paretsky wrote?

The first novel written by Sara Paretsky was Indemnity Only, published in 1982.

What was the most recent book Sara Paretsky wrote?

Her most recently released work was Overboard on May 10th, 2022.

Will there be any more books by Sara Paretsky?

Sara Paretsky has a new book coming out on April 16th, 2024 called Pay Dirt.

How many books has Sara Paretsky written?

Sara Paretsky has written 33 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 22 books in the V.I. Warshawski Series, 3 Short Stories/Novellas, 1 book in the V.I. Warshawski Collections, 2 Standalone Novels, 1 Short Story/Novella, 2 books in the Short Story Collections, 2 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I have read so many V I Warshawski books that each new installment feels less like a book and more like an old friend you haven’t seen in years. You want to lock yourself away with Paretsky’s novels so you can read without interruptions for hours on end.

    Warshawski’s adventures never get old because she is so righteous. Like any decent protagonist, she has her flaws. But you know that everything she does is designed to defend the innocent, so you can always cheer her on.

    I enjoy living vicariously through her as she takes on corrupt politicians and mobsters. Paretsky’s prose is always elegant. She has yet to disappoint me.

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