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Best Selling Mystery Author Sara Paretsky

  • March 14, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom



Join LILRC when we welcome bestselling author Sara Paretsky to discuss her upcoming book, Pay Dirt  A V.I. Warshawski Novel (William Morrow, April 2024). LILRC Members who attend are eligible to win door prize copies of the book!

Hailed by the Washington Post as “the definition of perfection in the genre,” Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the renowned V.I. Warshawski series. She is one of only four living writers to have received both the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain. She lives in Chicago.”


About Pay Dirt

“V.I. Warshawski is famous for her cool under fire, her sardonic humor, and her unflinching courage. All that changed when a case ended with a father killing the child she’d been hired to find. She’s second-guessing herself, forgetting to eat, forgetting her workout.

Her worried friends send her down to Kansas for a weekend of college basketball; Angela, one of her protegées, is a Northwestern star. And that’s when her troubles really begin.

One of Angela’s roommates disappears and V.I. agrees to stay behind to try to find her. Finding a missing person in a town where she doesn’t know anyone and has no snitches among the area’s lowlife is hard enough, but her search propels V.I. headlong into local land-use battles whose roots go back to the aftermath of the Civil War.

Today’s combatants are just as willing as the Reconstruction opponents of the 1860’s to kill to settle their differences. V.I.’s survival depends on keeping one step ahead of players in a game she doesn’t even know she’s playing.”

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Taylor Peters,

Professional Development Hours: 1 (0.1 CEUs)

The program will be recorded.


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