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Deadlock (1984)

by Sara Paretsky

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Written 30 years ago, this is a look back into past that even those who lived through it would find almost impossible to recall. The story itself, though, is rather fun as Vic deploys all her considrable charms in pursuit of the murderer of her cousin and we get a look into the economy of the shipping magnates of the Great Lakes region of North America. ( )
  JohnFair | Oct 5, 2014 |
I love the main character, V.I. Warshawski -- a strong, humorous female private detective. More gritty than Kinsey Milhone but less vulgar than Stephanie Plum. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 26, 2013 |
The story is begin with the death of a famous former hockey player named boom boom.Because boom boom is vic's cousin.she started to investage the real reason of his cousin's death.Miss vic warshawski is a private detective.She strongly doubt that how could her cousin slip and fall into water, then die.Even though one of his leg was injuried when he played hockey.But it is not trustworth for her.So she started to investage about it.The more she invest about it ,she found that it seemed somebody are trying to stop her.Some people kill the guardman of boom boom's apartment and try to search something in it.She realize this investagtion may threat her life.But nobody could stop her from finding the truth.In my opinion,it is a great book.it has many clues for the death .it make the reader think about who the murder is .
1 vote yigao | Dec 5, 2011 |
An enjoyable story revolving around shipping in the Great Lakes and rivalries between ship operators and the death of Warshawski's cousin Boom Boom, an ex-hockey pro, working in the shipping industry who falls off a dock and is killed. As usual "Vic" relentlessly pursues the truth behind Boom Boom's death, not much caring who gets in the way. ( )
  edwardsgt | Apr 25, 2011 |
People imagine private detectives to be tired-looking men in raincoats, but Vic is female. She's tough, beautiful, carries a gun and goes on asking questions until she gets answers. When her cousin Boom Boom dies in an accident, Vic is naturally upset. She wants to know how and why the accident happened, and she isn't satisfied by the answers she gets. So she goes on asking questions... and more people start to die. ( )
  ARICANA | Dec 30, 2010 |
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When her cousin, Boom Boom, is murdered, V.I. begins an investigation and is caught up in a game of lies, extortion, blackmail, sabotage, and murder in Chicago's shipping industry. Reprint.

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