Sal’s Gin and Grits

Author: paretsky

February 4, 2022

Sal’s Gin and Grits

Opening scene; ext shot, Sal’s Gin and Grits. This is a dingy building on an urban street, windows heavily barred and with thick blinds blocking any view of the interior. A door of re-enforced steel is locked. Surveillance cameras cover the sidewalk.

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November 17, 2021

Tom Phillips Changed My Life

The summer I turned 19, in 1966, Martin Luther King came to Chicago to support the local Civil Rights movement in their fight for open housing, and for access to jobs. The Presbytery of Chicago supported this mission, and asked for college students volunteers, who would be embedded in the neighborhoods, and assist in any way asked of them.

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August 3, 2021

Girl, Interrupting

Andromeda came into this world with a few impediments to the happy life most parents want for their daughters. She had a cleft lip and a wall eye. And her parents gave her a weird name. Who knows why?

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July 26, 2021

Remembrance of People Past

Over the weekend, I submitted what I hope will be the final version of my 23rd novel. The working title is Double Dirty, but I’ve struggled so much with this novel that I’ve been calling it Ugly Baby.

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June 18, 2021

On Dead Land

So fierce, ambitious, and far-reaching that it makes most other mysteries seem like so many petit fours. — Kirkus Best Thriller and Mystery Books of 2020 list — Washington Post […]

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June 18, 2021

On Love & Other Crimes

Issued as a paperback original, Love & Other Crimes is a perfect match for summer’s relaxing moments, whether they are long ones on vacation or short breathers between home-based neverending gig economy labors. Each story brings a change of pace, a clever crime, and a burning sense of what human justice demands.

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April 1, 2021

Dead Land now in paperback

Dead Land is now available in paperback at your favorite bookstore. I’ll be signing copies at Women and Children First, so if you want a personalized edition, please contact them by April 6 at 5 pm.

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November 16, 2020

Preorder Overboard

V.I. is back in Overboard. On her way home from an all-night surveillance job, V.I. Warshawski is led by her dogs on a mad chase that ends when they discover a badly injured teen hiding in the rocks along Lake Michigan. The girl only regains consciousness long enough to utter one enigmatic word.

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September 23, 2020

Interview on Love & Other Crimes

On Sept. 14, Brian Vakulskas interviewed Sara for radio KSCJ about her new collection of short stories, Love & Other Crimes. Click to listen to this 16 min. interview.

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July 22, 2020

Love & Other Crimes Launch Events

On Wednesday, July 29 at 7 pm Women and Children First is hosting a virtual launch of Love & Other Crimes on my FaceBook page. I will read from Love & Other Crimes and will answer questions […]

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