Sara Paretsky Books in Order
Name: Sara Paretsky
Born: 8 June, 1947
Place of birth: Ames, Iowa, USA
First book published: Indemnity Only
Previous employment: community organizer
Fun fact #1: Sara is widely credited with creating the first heroine who was tough enough to handle the “mean streets” as well as any man.
Fun fact #2: Sara created Sisters in Crime, a global organization that helps struggling women authors working in the crime genre.
Awards (not an exhaustive list):
- Anthony Award.
- Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement.
- Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sara Paretsky Book List & Suggested Book Order
Sara Paretsky Interview
Mystery writer Sara Paretsky talks about how she plots her books, and relies more on drama than suspense to make her VI Warshawski series as engaging and thrilling as it is. She goes on to discuss the importance of strong female characters.
Sara Paretsky Biography
Sara Paretsky was born on the 8th of June in 1947, which was a Sunday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that makes her a Gemini, which is one of the Air signs.
Sara was born in Ames, a relatively small place with around 60,000 people in Iowa, which is a state in the United States of America. (If you picture a map of the USA, Iowa is almost in the center, both horizontally and vertically.) The family soon moved, however, so from being four years old, Sara was raised in Lawrence, Kansas. The city has a population of nearly 90,000 people and is home to the University of Kansas, which is why the family moved – Sara’s father accepted a job there to teach microbiology.
Unfortunately, because of the culture of the time, Sara’s Jewish family was forced to live in a rundown, flood-prone area of the city due to zoning laws. As if that isn’t bad enough, many of the houses still had dirt floors, so you can imagine the mess there was when water got in. Needless to say, the family moved again. This time, they went to live in a big old farmhouse in the countryside. That was in 1958. The area was so sparsely populated that Sara’s school only had two rooms.
Even more unfortunately, the move away from ‘civilization’ caused an unhealthy amount of friction between Sara’s mother and father. At some point, her mother became…
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If you love Sara Paretsky’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:
- VI Warshawski series in order
- a complete list of short stories & standalone novels
- a complete list of nonfiction
Why Read the Sara Paretsky VI Warshawski Series in Order?
Born in 1947 in the USA, just after World War II, author Sara Paretsky has written quite a number of short stories, nonfiction books, and standalone novels, but only one series. But what a series it is! To date, 19 VI Warshawski books have been printed and readers love this hard-as-nails Chicago private eye. And with a name like Victoria Iphigenia Warshawski, boy, do you have to be hard!
This Sara Paretsky book list not only gives all the Sara Paretsky books in chronological order, but will let you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as Sara intended.
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