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


Fallout by Sara ParetskyFallout, the 18th V I Warshawski novel, will be available everywhere on April 18th.

If you’ve read any of the VI Warshawski books or stories, you know she travels the city up and downClick here to see V I in action in this book trailer created by three young cineastes from the University of Chicago.



February 6, 2018 // You ever have conversations in your head with important people where you get to change the course of events? Here’s one of mine:   So I’m on the phone with my girl Angie and I say, girlfriend, we gotta send one back to you. The Drumpf family from Kallstadt, you know? They are majorly destroying […]


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