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Author Name:    PARETSKY, Sara

Title:   Deadlock : A V.I. Warshawski Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket, signed

Publisher:    Dial Press, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1984, ISBN:0385278337 

Seller ID:   110063

PARETSKY, Sara. Deadlock : A V.I. Warshawski Mystery. Garden City, N.Y.: The Dial Press, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984. First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-252. 8vo, black cloth spine, blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "One of the most impressive recent debuts in mystery writing was that of Sara Paretsky, whose Indemnity Only was immediately hailed bv critics and mystery buff's. That novel introduced the tough, wittv V. I. Warshawski, a Chicago detective whose field was corporate crime, a field in which she easily proved to her dubious male colleagues that a woman private investigator was at no loss when the stakes were murder. Deadlock brings the welcome return of V.I. in a case involving the huge Great Lakes shipping industry, and once again the subject is murder—this time the "accidental death" of Boom-Boom Warshawski. an ex-hockey star and V.l.'s beloved cousin, who fell—or was pushed—off a rain-slicked pier on Chicago's busy waterfront. Convinced that Boom- Boom was in fact killed because of information he had uncovered about criminal doings on the shipping lines. V.i. begins a long and frustrating search for her cousin's murderer. In the course of an investigation that takes her to a remote Canadian port city and a calamitous trip on a sabotaged freighter, V.I. finds all too many possible candidates for the killer, including a grain company executive involved in extortion; and rival heads of two shippers, one of whom is being blackmailed for his criminal past; a hockey player whose specialty is graft; and Boom-Boom's lover, an icilybeautiful dancer with expensive tastes in men and merchandise." (from the dj). Very good in rubbed and edgeworn, but unclipped, dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by the author : "Wannetka / May 1984 / Dorothy Drish / Sara N. Paretsky." 100.00


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