Today's email newsletter announced the spring author event for the Friends of the Golda Meir Library. We're honored to cosponsor a visit from Sara Paretsky on Thursday, May 11, 7 pm. This event is free, but registration is requested. She will be appearing in conjunction with Fallout, the 18th novel in the V.I. Warshawski series, or the 19th if you include a collection of Warshawski stories.
Paretsky was last in Milwaukee for a traditional author event in 2013 for her book Critical Mass, though she was at Murder and Mayhem Milwaukee this past November. It was there that we chatted, and she noted that she really enjoys Milwaukee fans and would like to come back. And it's also where Boswellian Jen hand-sold her a copy of Girl Waits with Gun.
For those of you who get our email newsletter, you've probably already read about the book, said to be the first time that Warshawski leaves Chicago to track a killer. If you pay attention to these things, you might notice that marketing is stepped up a notch on this one, no doubt connected to her publisher change. For example, a lot of high-profile crime writers are weighing in this time. Look at this lineup of lit love!
Harlan Coben writes: "Sara Paretsky is a legend, and Fallout is her finest novel to date--an extraordinary read from an extraordinary author. If you haven t read her yet, now is the time."
And from Lee Child: "Fallout is the best yet in one of our genre s crucial, solid-gold, best-ever series. Paretsky is a genius, and she s never afraid to dig a little deeper."
C.J. Box weighs in: "Even out of her Chicago comfort zone in pursuit of a faded missing actress and a young filmmaker in Fallout, legendary V.I. Warshawski is as dogged and ferocious as ever. So is Sara Paretsky, who is at the top of her crime novel game."
Note the 1989 photo of Paretsky from her website, at right.
Jeffery Deaver declares: "Simply superb! As a fan of V.I. Warshawski from the very beginning, I can say without a doubt that Fallout finds both author and protagonist at the top of their games."
Karin Slaughter goes in for the kill: "An astonishing tour de force -- thrilling, moving, illuminating -- from an author of matchless intelligence, craft, and power. This is why Sara Paretsky reigns as one of the all-time greats."
Seating is limited, so register now for the event.
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