February 22, 2011

Sara Paretsky in Oxford

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Thursday 17th March at 7pm
Sara Paretsky
Blackwell Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford
Tickets: £2
Internationally bestselling author Sara Paretsky will be with us on Thursday 17th March at 7pm to talk about her latest book, Body Work.

“Doctors take days off—why not P I’s?” V I Warshawski demands. When America’s hardest-working private eye visits a club, a stranger is shot, and dies in her arms. Club Gouge is Chicago’s edgiest night spot, where a woman known as the Body Artist turns her naked body into a canvas for the audience to paint on. A tormented young painter shows up too, and the intricate designs she creates on the Body Artist drive one of the audience, a former soldier, into a violent rage. When the painter is shot and the shell-shocked war veteran accused, the soldier’s family hires V. I. to clear his name and the detective uncovers a chain of ugly truths that stretches all the way from Iraq to Chicago’s South Side in her most challenging case yet.

Sara Paretsky’s critically acclaimed V. I. Warshawski series has revolutionised female characterisation in mystery writing since 1982. Body Work is the fourteenth outing in the series.

Tickets cost £2 and can be obtained by telephoning or visiting the Customer Service Department, Second Floor, Blackwell Bookshop, Oxford. 01865 333623.