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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date July 16, 2015
Pages 480
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781444758726
ISBN-10 1444758721
Dimensions 2 by 6.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $28.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times–bestselling author Sara Paretsky.
 
No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help.

For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter’s murder.

Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. V.I. doesn’t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V.I.’s adored mother, Gabriella.

But life has been hard on Frank and on V.I.’s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V.I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipers’ nest of Illinois politics she’s wanted to avoid. When V.I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers. 

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780399160578 Book cover for 9780442235635 Book cover for 9781410480170 Book cover for 9781444758726
 
With J. E. Thompson | Revised edition from Van Nostrand Reinhold (June 1, 2020); titled "McGuffey''s Third Eclectic Reader"
9780442235635 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $9.95
This edition also contains McGuffey''s Third Eclectic Reader
About: Since 1836, children have been delighted by these volumes filled with exotic adventures, exciting stories, beautiful poems, and funny fables.
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 5, 2015)
9781410480170 | details & prices | 683 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $36.99
About: Chicago's V.
from Putnam Pub Group (July 28, 2015)
9780399160578 | details & prices | 459 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.58 lbs | List price $27.95
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from Hodder & Stoughton (July 16, 2015)
9781444758726 | details & prices | 480 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 2.00 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Chicago’s V.
Paperback
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Large print edition from Large Print Pr (June 28, 2016); titled "Brush Back: A V.i. Warshawski Novel"
9781594139277 | details & prices | List price $14.99
This edition also contains Brush Back
About: Chicago’s V.
from Signet (June 7, 2016)
9780451477156 | details & prices | 496 pages | List price $9.99
This edition also contains Brush Back
About: Chicago’s V.
from Hodder & Stoughton (February 12, 2015)
9781444758733 | details & prices | 464 pages | List price $21.65
With Marilyn Diamond | from Bantam Books (June 1, 1987); titled "Fit for Life"
9780553173550 | details & prices | List price $3.50
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About: Nutrition specialists Harvey and Marilyn Diamond prove that it's not only what we eat, but also when and how that keep us trim and healthy.

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