Welcome to the web site for writer Sara Paretsky.

Credited with transforming the mystery through the creation of her female private eye, V I Warshawski, Paretsky’s books are international best sellers, appearing in almost thirty languages.

Sara sits with Cousin Barb in an ancient cave in Crimea Author Sara Paretsky, Photo by Shauna Bittle Sara with the Coffee Pirates in Vienna doing research for Critical Mass. Sara and Mayor Daley at the Harold Washington Awards Banquet. V.I. and Sara meet in front of Buckingham Fountain. Husband Courtenay and agent Dominick Abel help celebrate the Edgar for Grand Master. In the vault at Cartier's Bond Street, Sara gets to handle the real Diamond Dagger. With Stephen King at the 2015 Edgar Dinner


Brush Back by Sara ParetskyThe Washington Post named BRUSH BACK, Sara’s most recent novel, one of 2015’s top 5 thrillers.


December 15, 2015 // Dead End   The sun was setting when Peppy and I drove east of town, looking for Doris McKinnon’s farm. I’d spent a tense two hours at the hospital, but had finally received a reassuring report on Ms. Albritten—Nell, I’d learned when I went through her wallet looking for her Medicare card. I’d seen Albritten […]


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