Deadlock (V. I. Warshawski) [Sara Paretsky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom. Deadlock is a detective novel by Sara Paretsky told in the first person by private eye (Vic) V. I. Warshawski. Plot[edit]. Vic goes to the Chicago port to find out. Deadlock, V. I. Warshawski’s second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Once again the subject is murder — this time the “accidental death”.

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She lives parets,y Chicago’s south side with her husband. As she probes and questions and interviews, people she talked to start having accidents that kill them. Our main character uses the old fashioned approach to detecting where she tends to approach the suspect and let them know that she suspects them.

Warshawski novel in which V I investigates the death of her cousin, Boom Boom who was a famous hockey player.

I find locks fascinating and I was pretty excited to see Vick traveling through a major lock or two in this novel.


Jul 29, Sara rated it it was ok. I enjoyed the book as much this time around as I did the first time. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. She does the Chicago accent quite well. Aug 20, Helen rated it really liked it Shelves: The reason why I gave this book a 4 star is also because that instead of killing the owner, she reported to the police deadlokc let the police deal with it as long as he gets what he eeadlock get.

I first read this ages ago, long enough to have forgotten many of the details. Warshawski offers a thrill deadlkck minute as the murders pile up and Vic herself is in the crosshairs of unknown bad guys.

Vic seemed to get in quite a few scrapes in this one too and some of them seemed to be worse than the others. The story was pretty good but this time I had a hard time envisioning some of her descriptions, especially concerning the events when a large ship went thru a lock. Deadlofk in the s in Chicago, Vick Warshawski is a private detective. It takes her to the center of Chicago’s powerful shipping industry.


This one for me is a re-read from probably around the time that the deaslock was first published. Everyone else thinks the death was deaclock but V I is not convinced. The other part of my confusion and a huge part of the mystery I am an avid reader.

Never wanna read this again. Had Boom Boom discovered some shady dealings involving a grain-company exec? Working in Chicago is tough, but Paretsky does a grand job at showing the risky nature of he business VI’s involved in. Learning more about her cousin’s li Book Review VI’s back and this time it’s personal.

DEADLOCK by Sara Paretsky | Kirkus Reviews

All in all a fast paced whodunit. Jun 02, Ida rated it really liked it Shelves: Parftsky only critique would be I think this could have been a little shorter.

For six stormy weeks back in high school, V. No trivia or quizzes yet. Paige fesses up to looking for some personal sarx the two exchanged while she was on tour.

Just-passable corporate sleuthing overall–with okay shipping backgrounds, stiff dialogue, and the unengaging presence sarcastic, weepy of V. Deadlock is a detective novel by Sara Paretsky told in the first person by private eye Vic V. It seemed to take forever to get to the end for me. That’s why I’m working for him. It sometimes is hard to accept the death of a loved one and then when there are suspicious circumstances it makes it that much worse. Very telling of the sexism in the era when this was written is that Vic makes impulsive decisions, sometimes countering her own original wisdom, as reactions to the sexist treatment she receives from the cops.


I enjoyed this book because I was made to feel for the individuals involved in this plot to make a shipping company more solvent. The problem is several clues are pointing to murder – a enigmatic phone call, strange rumors being passed around by Boom Boom’s new co-workers at Eudora Gr Loved it. Other books in the series. The Unfinished Novel and Other stories.

Once again Chicago sounds like a pain in the butt to deal with in any type of weather. It does make me think that we need more illustrations of how sexism has changed, and how it affected women in the 80’s and the decisions they made. The story opens with a funeral for her cousin Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey player.

I was a little surprised at the body count for this book, but that just keeps me on my toes. Jan 26, Lisbeth Zabihi rated it liked it Shelves: Seriously at times I had to go downstairs and tidy up my house since I was getting second hand issues over the messiness I was reading about in this book.

Books Sara Paretsky Deadlock: So his cousin V. And it wasn’t even that great. I enjoyed this particular one so much that I am moving straight on to the paretwky in the series Sara Paretsky writes novels about a Private Dearlock called V. It might be my age szra my current mood, but I just didn’t have the patience to go back and study the descriptors after the pace of the story carried me away from the scene.

Return to Book Page. Paretsky has written a novel in which a great deal is stripped bare, including Warshawski’s innermost anxieties about herself, producing a narrative as gripping as it is emotionally wrenching.