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Author Sara Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa on June 8, 1947. She received a degree in political science from the University of Kansas and ultimately completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago; her dissertation was entitled "The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the Civil War." She also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She married a professor of physics (University of Chicago). The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky's novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. V. I. Warshawsky shows a female detective succeeding a traditionally male role. Paretsky has won numerous awards for her work including the Silver Dagger Award for Toxic Shock, the Gold Dagger award for Blacklist, and the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers Association. Her title Brush Back made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Blacklist 1,260 copies, 29 reviews
Tunnel Vision 1,174 copies, 22 reviews
Fire Sale 1,145 copies, 18 reviews
Blood Shot 1,117 copies, 17 reviews
Hard Time 1,104 copies, 17 reviews
Guardian Angel 1,095 copies, 11 reviews
Killing Orders 1,050 copies, 18 reviews
Bitter Medicine 1,044 copies, 14 reviews
Burn Marks 1,030 copies, 13 reviews
Deadlock 1,016 copies, 17 reviews
Total Recall 978 copies, 13 reviews
Hardball 772 copies, 32 reviews
Windy City Blues 735 copies, 9 reviews
Body Work 694 copies, 45 reviews
Bleeding Kansas 609 copies, 23 reviews
Breakdown 504 copies, 41 reviews
Critical Mass 432 copies, 35 reviews
Ghost Country 343 copies, 12 reviews
Fallout 335 copies, 18 reviews
Brush Back 313 copies, 20 reviews
Shell Game 287 copies, 30 reviews
A Woman's Eye (Editor) 254 copies, 2 reviews
Women on the Case (Editor) 190 copies
Dead Land 186 copies, 25 reviews
Writing in an Age of Silence 155 copies, 10 reviews
A Taste of Life 112 copies, 3 reviews
Love & Other Crimes 42 copies, 2 reviews
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The Secret of the Old Clock (Introduction, some editions) 5,506 copies, 99 reviews
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