DEADLOCK SARA PARETSKY OXFORD PDF

The prose felt a bit distant, but perhaps that reflects the time in which it was written. Styles do change over time. You will find out more than you really wanted to know about the shipping industry. I liked the main character for the most part. I liked her dedication to her cousin and her competence at her job. JenniferRobb Jun 1, Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, it works just fine as a stand alone novel.

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The prose felt a bit distant, but perhaps that reflects the time in which it was written. Styles do change over time. You will find out more than you really wanted to know about the shipping industry. I liked the main character for the most part. I liked her dedication to her cousin and her competence at her job. JenniferRobb Jun 1, Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, it works just fine as a stand alone novel.

Set in the s in Chicago, Vick Warshawski is a private detective. The story opens with a funeral for her cousin Boom-Boom Warshawski, an ex-hockey player. He was working for a Great Lakes shipping company and apparently slipped on an icy pier and died in the water. I like that Vick likes sports and pays attention to the local games and teams.

Vick has a practical kind of toughness that I find irresistible. The main subject of this book, the Great Lakes shipping industry, involves the great locks of the lakes. I find locks fascinating and I was pretty excited to see Vick traveling through a major lock or two in this novel. Vick spends a chunk of the book trying to understand the shipping manifests for the company Boom-Boom was working for. As such, she enlists someone in the business to explain the finer details.

Here is where my one little quibble with the story lies. In Book 1, Indemnity Only, Vick becomes romantically involved with a man who works at the insurance company that Vick is kinda sorta looking into.

I felt this plot mechanism was a little overused in the series. Now, back to the good stuff. Paige is a beautiful dancer that was having a secret romance with Boom-Boom. Paige fesses up to looking for some personal letters the two exchanged while she was on tour.

Vick figured it out before I did. It slid right in there under my radar and it was well written. Vick got to experience it all first hand and I was worried she would be injured enough for a hospital! I was a little surprised at the body count for this book, but that just keeps me on my toes. I do enjoy a mystery series that can keep me guessing and surprised. She does the Chicago accent quite well. Her male voices are believable.

With Book 1, I noted that sometimes I had to turn down the volume during the shouting scenes. That was not an issue with this book. DabOfDarkness Jan 20, V. The police believe it is just an unfortunate accident. Boom Boom worked for a shipping company and she starts to find out about the shipping companies and how they do business.

Attempts are made on her life and her car is tampered with creating a terrible accident. She is injured and at least one person is killed. Vic is now involved with grain elevators and thousand ton freighters. She is on board a foot freighter when it is blown up. She uncovers a plot to ruin a new shipping company. This is the second in the V. Warshawski series and I liked it very much. Warshawski series. I read the first book before she came and enjoyed it.

But after hearing her talk about creating the character of V. Warshawski and the growth of this character over the course of the series, I was excited to read more.

This is another fast paced mystery, but this time, V. But V. Boom Boom has been working in the shipping industry, and V. This is a strong and enjoyable series!

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Gogul I will have to go bac Fast summer read. Choice — Students can choose from over books, across a wide range of genres — from crime, fantasy and thrillers, to classics, plays and non-fiction. All in all a fast paced whodunit. This was a fun read People imagine private detectives to be tired-looking men in raincoats, but Vic is female. Brat Farrar Josephine Tey. I was a little surprised at the body count for this book, but that just keeps me on my toes. Public Private login e.

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Maugal But one thing I do appreciate in these books is that the men that come across V. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thanks for stopping by. It seemed to take forever to get to the end for me. Jul 02, Jim Remsen added it. When her cousin Boom Boom dies in an accident, Vic is naturally upset. She is able to put things together and I can honestly say that I loved that I was not able to guess where the story was going and who the guilty parties were.

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