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NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST

“A proper hero for these times . . . To us, V.I. is perfect.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"Sara Paretsky’s gloriously kick-ass private eye, V.I. “Vic” Warshawski, is back . . . in a political-rot thriller that’s the definition of perfection in the genre." — THE WASHINGTON POST

Chicago’s legendary detective, V.I. Warshawski, knows her city’s rotten underbelly better than most, but she’s unable to avoid it when her goddaughter drags her into a fight over lakefront land use, in this propulsive novel from New York Times bestseller Sara Paretsky.

Chicago may be the city of broad shoulders, but its political law is “Pay to Play.” Money changes hands in the middle of the night, and by morning, buildings and parks are replaced by billion-dollar projects.

Chicago PI V.I. Warshawski gets pulled into one of these clandestine deals through her impetuous goddaughter, Bernie Fouchard. Bernie tries to rescue Lydia Zamir, a famed singer-songwriter now living on the streets; Zamir’s life fell apart when her lover was murdered next to her in a mass shooting at an outdoor concert. Not only does Bernie plunge her and V.I. headlong into the path of some ruthless developers, they lead to the murder of the young man Bernie is dating. He’s a computer geek working for a community group called SLICK.

V.I. is desperate to find a mysterious man named Coop, who roams the lakefront in the middle of the night with his dog. She’s sure he holds the key to the mounting body count within SLICK. Coop may even know why an international law firm is representing the mass murderer responsible for Lydia’s lover’s death. Instead, the detective finds a terrifying conspiracy stretching from Chicago’s parks to a cover-up of the dark chapters in America’s meddling in South American politics. Before she finds answers, this electrifying novel pushes V.I. close to the breaking point: People who pay to play take no prisoners.

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 “A proper hero for these times . . . To us, V.I. is perfect. . . . Paretsky is justly praised for referencing vital social issues in her mysteries, but here we also get a taste of her flair for creating offbeat but believable characters.” -- The New York Times Book Review on Dead Land

"Sara Paretsky’s gloriously kick-ass private eye, V.I. “Vic” Warshawski, is back for the 20th time in a political-rot thriller that’s the definition of perfection in the genre. . . .  The novel’s robustly flavorsome cast of characters includes a semi-deranged land preservationist, a corrupt Nobel Prize winner, a Chilean Ayn Rand disciple and several wonderful dogs." -- The Washington Post on Dead Land

"Dead Land is the latest of Sara Paretsky’s swift and superb books starring V.I. Warshawski, her tough and deeply principled Chicago private eye. Always passionate about social issues, V.I. becomes enmeshed with a community action group."
-- The Seattle Times on Dead Land

“As usual, Paretsky is less interested in identifying whodunit than in uncovering a monstrous web of evil, and this web is one of her densest and most finely woven ever. So fierce, ambitious, and far-reaching that it makes most other mysteries seem like so many petit fours.” -- Kirkus Reviews on Dead Land

"[A] series bar-raiser . . . A high point in Paretsky’s long-running and much-loved series." -- Booklist (starred review) on Dead Land

“Enjoy the fun of solving the mystery and rooting for Warshawski to bring down the bad guys. . . . [Dead Land] will please fans of the series and readers who enjoy tough women PIs.” -- Library Journal on  Dead Land

“Legendary V.I. Warshawski is as dogged and ferocious as ever. So is Sara Paretsky, who is at the top of her crime novel game.” -- C.J. Box

“Among today’s P.I.’s, nobody comes close to Warshawski.” -- Publishers Weekly

“Wonderful company and a rich discovery awaiting those who have yet to meet [Warshawski]. ” -- Los Angeles Times

“ V.I. Warshawski [is] a sleuth to rival the greats, from Sam Spade and Nero Wolfe to Harry Bosch and Stephanie Plum.” -- A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

Hailed by P. D. James as “the most remarkable” of modern crime writers, Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two 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.

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S. Renzo
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Solid, Fast-Paced Read
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2020
VI Warshawski is not your average Private Investigator. Where a PI will pursue an investigation that she is hired and paid for, Victoria pursues wrong when she sees it being covered up. Fearless, skilled, determined, Vic traveled across state lines, across national borders,... See more
VI Warshawski is not your average Private Investigator. Where a PI will pursue an investigation that she is hired and paid for, Victoria pursues wrong when she sees it being covered up. Fearless, skilled, determined, Vic traveled across state lines, across national borders, back into the past, into the dark history of Augusto Pinochet''s genocidal efforts, all in the name of truth and service to a severely emotionally damaged young woman.

Sara Paretsky suffered a great personal loss herself, and backed away from her writing for a bit. But her return to her iconic series is a welcome and satisfying read. Five Stars.
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Lee Wall
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Inimitable Paretsky
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2020
I have loved this series from its beginning and have read them all. I enjoy the jaundiced view of Chicago politics and power brokers, glimpses into some lesser-known parts of the city, and a bit of history. However, I was not sure I would get through the first few chapters... See more
I have loved this series from its beginning and have read them all. I enjoy the jaundiced view of Chicago politics and power brokers, glimpses into some lesser-known parts of the city, and a bit of history. However, I was not sure I would get through the first few chapters of this one. Bernie is insufferable and I also disliked the actions taken by Bernie and Vic concerning the homeless woman. They were patting themselves on the back for being altruistic, but their actions were actually selfish, ignorant and dangerous. I do not feel that Vic took enough responsibility for her part in the near-tragedy that resulted from her actions and words. But - I persevered and did enjoy most of the book, with its typically complicated plot and investigation. It did drag a little (too many coffee breaks and swimming breaks, and Vic seemed a little slow to put the pieces together). And I could argue with some parts of the ending. But, as Vic herself says, “If it weren’t for coincidences, we wouldn’t have any novels by Dickens...” I am glad to have another novel by Sara Paretsky and hope for more!
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Bookworm
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Loved it
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2020
After two dozen novels Warshawski feels like an old friend. Rushing where angels fear to tread, always ready to defend the poor and the sick. There are always corrupt politicians and cops and of course faceless and heartless global conglomerates. Sarah Paretsky has her own... See more
After two dozen novels Warshawski feels like an old friend. Rushing where angels fear to tread, always ready to defend the poor and the sick. There are always corrupt politicians and cops and of course faceless and heartless global conglomerates. Sarah Paretsky has her own political agenda and it shows. And yet there is another dimension to these tales. She has a keen eye for details and her descriptions are so vivid that we feel we can visual the scene. At time her prose turns elegiac and nostalgic. In spite of some glaring inconsistencies, the plot moves briskly. In her search for the truth Warshawski always find simple people ready to help and there is a good feel to the ending which leaves the reader smiling.
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Lucy
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Name confusion
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2020
I enjoyed this book, as I have enjoyed the others in the series. I was confused by the name of the character Donna Lutas, Vic''s neighbor and a lawyer. In the book right before this, the name Donna Lutas was an employee at a payday loan company. I even went back to that book... See more
I enjoyed this book, as I have enjoyed the others in the series. I was confused by the name of the character Donna Lutas, Vic''s neighbor and a lawyer. In the book right before this, the name Donna Lutas was an employee at a payday loan company. I even went back to that book (Shell Game) to check my memory. why would the author give the same name to 2 different people in 2 different books? Maybe I missed something...
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B. Arbuthnot
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So good!
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2021
"Dead Land" has everything I love about V.I. Warshawski novels: an interesting plot, danger, real locations that as a Chicagoan makes her novels so real and most importantly, her wonderful cast of friends and frienemies that I cherish. The Chicago and Kansas... See more
"Dead Land" has everything I love about V.I. Warshawski novels: an interesting plot, danger, real locations that as a Chicagoan makes her novels so real and most importantly, her wonderful cast of friends and frienemies that I cherish.

The Chicago and Kansas locations are visual and physically detailed. I felt I was there with her. Her new characters are believable and sometimes heartbreaking, and my favorite one is a dog!

Finally, there is V.I.: smart, passionate, courageous, introspective, but unstoppable. She has faults, but I still want to be her.

Thank you, Ms. Paretsky. I still have the book with your drawings of Golden Retrievers on the inside. My friend who got you to sign it, told you that I had one. She was a bright red Field Golden names Makena, which means happy, smiling girl.☺ They are angels on this earth.
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4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Still hardcore
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2020
Vic is back, investigating the back story of a broken songstress, now homeless and huddled under brushes with a toy piano. Old characters make an appearance, chiefly Mr. Contreras (and dogs!), and Murray Ryerson, who is finally reclaiming his journalist chops. As always,... See more
Vic is back, investigating the back story of a broken songstress, now homeless and huddled under brushes with a toy piano. Old characters make an appearance, chiefly Mr. Contreras (and dogs!), and Murray Ryerson, who is finally reclaiming his journalist chops. As always, Chicago is itself a character, but Vic also gets out to Kansas plains, where she climbs rocks and fends off mysterious would be killers.

Vic still has heart, still takes a lickin'', but keeps on keeping on. A worthy addition to the series.

In the afterword, I learned that Paretsky''s husband has passed. So even more kudos for creating amidst grief.
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Donna J. Thompson
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Slow start
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2020
Slow start but picks up. Abundance of characters to keep straight. Political Conservatives won’t appreciate the liberal stance of the story. Ending, although realistic, is somewhat disappointing.
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Pamm Mcfadden
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outstanding
Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2020
I will read anything Sara Paretsky writes. As I was reading this one, I realized how much I missed her stories, that it seemed to have been quite some time since her last book, and that this one was perhaps the best one yet. I read the author comments at the end... See more
I will read anything Sara Paretsky writes. As I was reading this one, I realized how much I missed her stories, that it seemed to have been quite some time since her last book, and that this one was perhaps the best one yet.

I read the author comments at the end of the book and found out that this was the first book she had written since her husband died. That explained the time between books.

It really is a great read with accurate locations (all of them that are real, that is), and descriptions that brought me right into the story.

I am very much looking forward to her next book.
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Deirdre
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1% rules it all
Reviewed in Canada on April 28, 2020
A fascinating story that includes Chicago parks, Chile mines and the American prairies in several mysteries and murders that all come down to one issue. V. I. at her best when the story is most convoluted.
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Laura G.
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A geeat read!
Reviewed in Canada on September 16, 2020
Love Ms. Paretsky''s writing, this did not disappoint!
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Flolec59
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Complicated...
Reviewed in France on September 1, 2020
I have juste finished reading this book and feel that I should start reading it again to fully understand the intricate plot. I have been a fan of Ms Paretsky for many years but I find her latest books less riveting than the earlier ones.
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