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


crime club pic copyIn their new crime fiction monthly newsletter,  The London Times’ Crime Club asks Sara about V I, where she came from, and how she’s changed over the years.  Read the interview here.


June 11, 2015 // Stanley Cup playoffs, Blackhawks and Lightning tied at two games each. How Boom-Boom Warshawski, Blackhawk star as well as VI’s cousin and closest childhood friend, would have loved to be in the middle of the fight! My second novel, Deadlock, introduced Boom-Boom, although he sadly entered the series as a murder victim. Over the years, VI […]


  • Monday, July 13th 2015 Sara Paretsky in Edinburgh, Midlothian at Blackwell’s
  • Wednesday, July 15th 2015 Sara Paretsky in Oxford at Blackwells
  • Thursday, July 16th 2015 Sara Paretsky in York, Yorkshire at York Library
  • Friday, July 17th 2015 Sara Paretsky in Harrogate, North Yorkshire at Old Swan Hotel Buy Tickets
  • Friday, July 17th 2015 Sara Paretsky in Southwell, Notts at Southwell Library


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