Body Work

Body Work

Book - 2010
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"V.I. Warshawski is back--intelligent, tough, sarcastic and trouble-prone as ever.... Body Work isn't just a satisfying whodunnit; it's a rich, well-written why-dunnit, striking some surprising chords that will resonate long after you finish the final page."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Chicago's Club Gouge attracts an eclectic audience, from bohemian types to Ukranian mobsters to young men just back from the war. And tonight, V.I. Warshawski is in the crowd too. The edgy stage show stars The Body Artist, who invites audience members to draw on her naked flesh. But things get a lot edgier when a woman sketches a picture on the Body Artist--and one of the veterans flies into a drunken rage. Next thing V.I. knows, she's cradling the woman's dying body in an alley, and a PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed guilty. But he's also comatose after a drug overdose, and the mystery of what exactly set him off--and what kinds of shady activities are really happening at Club Gouge--will lead V.I. to a truth as explosive as the IEDs that lurk on the roadsides of Iraq.

Bonus in this Edition: A Short Story Featuring V.I. Warshawski
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010
ISBN: 9780451413086
9780399156748
Branch Call Number: M PAR
Characteristics: 443 p. ;,24 cm

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rlbecker Sep 01, 2011

This is a wonderfully Chicago mystery story. I loved the sense of the Chicago neighborhoods and suburban areas that are conveyed. The charcters are unique and colorful. V I Warshawski is once again a tough but sensitive PI who uses her wits and her many friends to help her solve a complex and diabolical crime. She makes some new friends along the way. The body artist is one of the most cleverly written characters I have read about in a long time. The Iraq war veterans are well-written and their story is timely.

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Mar 26, 2011

Similar to Paretsky's other novels. A quick read and good story telling with mystery and intrigue

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