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Books Gardens say a lot of things to high school library assistant Vawnshekia Brown. With school starting soon, those long, lazy, hazy days of summer spent with the kids are winding down. I discovered very early that one had to take special
Famed mystery writer Sara Paretsky is booked to speak at a fundraising event next month in Springfield. Southern Illinois University announced Monday that Paretsky will speak at the fourth annual Women's Power Lunch Against Cancer. The luncheon and
A few decades ago, female mystery writers tended to be named Agatha Christie or at least to write like the woman who took that as her pen name. Their detective tales might feature depraved characters Christie's novels were often bolder than we
Author Kevin Fox reads from and signs copies of his debut novel, Until The Next Time, at 7 p.m...Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com . Good in a Crisis author Margaret Overton discusses and signs copies of her book at
If you haven't read that and the second ( The Secret Speech ), do so first. Agent 6 stands alone but is best read with the history and back story behind it. Smith does an excellent job of filling readers in, but the complexity of the times and
Warshawski, the Polish-American detective in Chicago with a law degree, a way with a gun and a taste for a stiff drink and an attractive man. "It's hard to believe it's been 30 years," admits Paretsky, 64, whose latest Warshawski novel is "Breakdown"
tool goes here "Breakdown" by Sara Paretsky; Putnam ($26.95) It hardly seems possible that 30 years have passed since Sara Paretsky introduced Chicago private detective V.I. Warshawski in "Indemnity Only," and helped change the mystery/thriller genre
Thirty years ago, Sara Paretsky published a crime novel about a character that until then hadn't really existed: the tough, wise-cracking female private investigator. In Indemnity Only an anniversary edition is due to be published this year she
Warshawski celebrates 30th anniversary Updated Thirty years ago, mystery writer Sara Paretsky published her first novel starring intrepid Chicago P.I...On Tuesday, Paretsky will publish her latest Warshawski novel, Breakdown (Putnam, $26.95).
Previous winners include Toni Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut and Salman Rushdie. The awards dinner is sponsored by the Chicago Public Library and the librarys foundation...Rebecca Skloot will be honored with the 21st Century Award, to mark significant