Indemnity Only
Sara Paretsky
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Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AMBy Sara Paretsky

Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I Warshwski s specialty Her client says he s the prominent banker, John Thayer Turns out he s not He says his son s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing Turns out that s not her real name V.I s search turns up someone soon enough the real JMeeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I Warshwski s specialty Her client says he s the prominent banker, John Thayer Turns out he s not He says his son s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing Turns out that s not her real name V.I s search turns up someone soon enough the real John Thayer s son, and he s dead Who s V.I s client Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild goose chase By the time she s got it figured, things are hotter and deadlier than Chicago in July V.I s in a desperate race against time At stake a young woman s life.
  • Title: Indemnity Only
  • Author: Sara Paretsky
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  • Page: 447
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James Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
Mini ReviewWhat can you say about VI Warshawski She s hilarious and someone you d want to know in real life She s got a nice chip on her shoulder, but it becomes endearing And she takes risks This was a great debut novel for the series and I loved when it became the focus for a movie I stopped reading this series about 8 to 10 years ago when I was all caught up but I think I have a few to get back to Tough crime novel Good characters A definite good read About MeFor those new to me or my reviews [...]
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James Thane Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
This is the novel that introduced Chicago private investigator V I Warshawski back in 1982 At that time, the book was something of a revelation Female P.I.s were few and far between, especially hard nosed, take no prisoners types There were, of course, plenty of Miss Marples and the like, solving mostly gentile puzzle mysteries, sometimes with the assistance of their cats But hardly any women P.I.s were out there kicking ass and taking names.Then, in 1982, readers were introduced to both Sue Gra [...]
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Phrynne Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
Many years ago I dipped into a Sara Paretsky book I don t even remember which one it was but I did not finish it because I disliked the main character so much Well I decided to have another try and this time I started with the first in the series This particular book is quite old now and it has a lot of charm just because of its style and its setting No mobile phones or laptops assist this private detective in her work And I found I did not dislike her so much any, in fact she is a rather smart [...]
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Rob Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
Oddly, even though I ve read many of the V.I Warshawski novels, I d yet to read the first one until now.I have certain expectations of one of Vic Warshawski s exploits well written tightly plotted intricately bound up with Chicago culturally, politically and topographically gritty, and, of course, depressing as all get out.That Vic is always always under the hammer isn t surprising most detectives are That she faces tall odds is also expected However, she s the only detective I ve read of so far [...]
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Obsidian Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
So I have been reading a ton of mystery crime series this year as you all can see I have gotten invested in the Harry Bosch series and am a long time fan of the Alphabet series by Sue Grafton I don t know yet if I am going to add in VI Warshawski as a long time reader or not I think that parts of the book were good, but other parts that deal with VI s personality started getting on my nerves Like a lot I do wonder though if this was a male character if she would have irked me so much which defin [...]
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Courtnie Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
Pretty early on in this book, my husband remarked that Kathleen Turner played the role of V.I Warshawski in a movie of the same name Even if I wasn t a fan of a couple of her film roles, anyone who s ever heard her voice will likely find it hard to forget Needless to say, the voice in my head did its damndest to replicate that distinctive husky allure with all of V.I s dialogue I think that s why I liked the book a little than maybe I should have V.I let s call her Vic, her friends do, is a onc [...]
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Stephanie Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
At a recent book signing hosted by the delightful mystery book store Murder by the Book, I mentioned to the clerk that I thought Sue Grafton s twice divorced, no make up wearing, junk food loving sleuth Kinsey Millhone had influenced my becoming a feminist In response, he recommended that I read Sara Paretsky s V.I Warshawski novels, saying that if Grafton was there on the spectrum of feminist writers then Paretsky was way over here I m not sure by what scale he was measuring because I didn t fi [...]
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Renee Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
Totally within the small, exclusive pantheon of Sue Grafton s Kinsey Millhone and Marcia Muller s Sharon McCone Can a pantheon be small and exclusive Sure it can I just said so.Chicago, big unions, big banks along side small inner city clinics and a public defender turn PI And V.I Warshawski drives a Monza that s a Chevy that they don t make any for good reason It s what my father bought used for my oldest sister with the plan that all five of his daughters would drive it in their turn And it al [...]
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StoryTellerShannon Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
A steady debut novel in which we meet V.I Warshawski, a female P.I who sets out to handle her first case dealing with rich people and you guessed it treachery The clue trails are solid, the characters are well developed and the pacing is a tad slow at times.That said, this novel was written in the 80s when pacing wasn t as big as it is now OVERALL GRADE B
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aPriL does feral sometimes Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
V I Warshawski is a Chicago private investigator, and this is the first in her series I can t quite put my finger on it, but she is strikingly masculine, the most male like of the women P.I.s I enjoy reading about She is also the most alone, no living mother or father or siblings She started out being a lawyer, but switched careers after helping a friend with a problem that required detective work.Vic don t call her Vickie has a late night visitor, who hires her to find a girl But everything abo [...]
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Jane Stewart Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
3 stars Typical PI mystery series told in first person Slightly above average is a female private investigator She is often short on money to pay her bills A few times I thought I have no idea what I would do if I were the investigator Then VI did something, and I was impressed She is tough physically For example, a bad guy has a gun, she jumps him, breaks his arm, rolls to the floor, and grabs the gun The result is some good investigating ideas and some pretty good action scenes.There were two [...]
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Kathleen Dixon Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
This is the first of three complete novel in one volume that Rupert lent to me some several months ago I wanted a bit of light reading so I took it off the wait shelf V.I Warshawski Victoria Iphigenia, which is why she avoids telling anybody her middle name and she always introduces herself as V.I because otherwise the men take the liberty of calling her by her first name and talking down to her is a private detective in Chicago in the 1980s She s got a real smart mouth, which makes for amusing [...]
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Geoffrey Feller Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
This is one of those series of mystery books I d heard about for ages but never read until now So I started with the first novel in the series, Indemnity Only I had seen the one movie based on the V I Warshawski character back when it was released than 20 years ago I barely remember anything about that film except that I hated it and the experience probably had something to do with no longer being a Kathleen Turner fan after the 80s As for the real Vic Warshawski, Sara Paretsky s creation, I en [...]
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Gary Sedivy Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
Female detective nothing wrong with that Tough, okay Set in Chicago, which iskind of intriguing since our son had lived there for a few years It is kind of fun to visualize parts of the city as described in the book Of course the story has Chicago mobsters and union thugs sometimes one and the same Pretty good pacing of the plot, and enough hints to be able to make a few guesses whodunit May read at least one in the series.
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Alexa Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
I slogged through most of this without much enjoyment at all, but it did manage to pull out an interesting ending The vast majority of it, both plot and characters, just had no ring of truth.
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Tacuazin Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
This book was first released in 1982, and it certainly feels like it belongs to a innocent and technologically challenged era Still, V.I Warshawski deserves a place in the Parnassos of mouthy detectives and empowered women I had a lot of fun reading it, laughing out loud several times in the middle of the street There is no higher praise for a book.
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Olga Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
2012 marks the 30 year anniversary of the first publication of Sara Paretsky s debut novel and after listening to the BBC World Book Club program where she was the guest I decided to pick it up You can definitely see that Indemnity Only is a debut novel There is the minute detail often present in authors first works, from what exactly their characters wore to what they ate There are inconsistencies in quantities of family heirlooms and thorough accounts of habits and routines Things like this co [...]
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Sheila Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
I ve never been to Chicago, but I love Jim Butcher s Harry Dresden novels, so my husband suggested I try something a little normal Sara Paretsky s city is just as convincing and intriguing, without the myth and magic Her first person narrator has the same toughness as Dresden, the same folly in love, and the same downbeat sense of failure But she s also strong, vibrant and determined, so I enjoyed following her In this novel, violence causes real injury, crime bosses are a good blend of evil an [...]
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Nanosynergy Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
The writing is not what sets this series apart, but a strong, often obnoxious, flawed, woman private detective character in this genre that, at this point in time mid 1980s , probably played a role in inspiring other similar characters that came later For younger readers, V.I Warshawski may seem too defensive, perhaps too over the top in proving herself with the men she encounters in her life, her approach a little dated but at the point in time when this series was written I suspect this was a [...]
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Mark Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
I don t understand why this had to suck so much The first in her apparently very successful series of V.I Warshawski stories, this freshman outing pre sophomoric don t freshmen write too is good enough in terms of plot that I read it through But the writing style, characters, dialogue, etc is so freshman like that I found myself longing for a clich or two not the comic book kind you expect from immature writing but the imaginative and often ingenious kind you find in a Raymond Chandler novel Did [...]
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Christy Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
V.I Warshwski is a great character She s a tough as nails feminist, who manages to navigate the tough Chicago underworld believably In the hands of a lesser writer she may be sassy or fall into the trap of many female detectives, being rescued by a man The male characters aren t stupid or easily dismissed, which only highlights Vic s strengths and general badassededness Well written, and weirdly engaging for a book about fraudulent insurance claims I ll definitely read in the series.
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Phyllis Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
I have read many other Paretsky books because I just love the Chicago connection I had never before read this, the first book in the V.I.Warchoski series I liked it, and it did fill in some background that leads to the other books in the series Without trying to spoil anyone s interest, I do find the books predictable , but, still, I read them because of the totally accurate descriptions of the Chicago neighborhoods.
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Jim Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
Paretsky s first V.I Warshawski mystery Overall, an entertaining book There were a few cliches here and there that seemed a little too noticeable to me but maybe weren t cliches when she wrote them As the series has gone on, it has improved in quality Paretsky is better than a lot of mystery writers It s interesting to see where she started.
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Hapzydeco Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
Good introduction to V.I Warshawski, Private Investigator Novel brings a feminist perspective to the hard boiled Private Eye genre.
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Katie Fitzgerald Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
I chose to read this book after seeing Sara Paretsky s tweet reacting to the death of Sue Grafton Since Paretsky s V.I and Grafton s Kinsey are both female detectives whose series began in 1982, I thought maybe Paretsky s books would be good read alikes for Grafton s It turns out, though, that while Indemnity Only is very readable and V.I is a likable character, I just didn t connect to this story in the way I have always connected to the Kinsey Millhone books I think this is partly because of t [...]
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Kate Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
V I Warshawski is the best, most interesting PI I can imagine In this first book she undertakes a case with a dead college student, a missing young woman, an obstreperous parent or two, an insurance company, and a very old fashioned union Actually, the Knifegrinders are so old school that in these days of powerless unions and a general sense that workers should get no input into their working conditions, I find it hard to believe such power and corruption existed, even though I know it did Corpo [...]
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Megan Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
This wasn t that enjoyable of a book I found the main character annoying, though I did like her tenacity to do her job I won t be continuing with this series.
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Amanda McGill Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
Meh, wasn t my favourite book I found that the book was slow throughout and the ending wasn t too surprising Wouldn t recommend.
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Laura Edwards Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
An enjoyable enough read and a good first effort Being from the Chicago area, I loved the setting Paretsky does a fantastic job of weaving the city into her story, making it a sort of character in its own right I will say, however, that if you aren t familiar with Chicago the numerous references to street names, expressways and directions may prove a little boring at times And while Paretsky nails the city environs, she made a few small slips in reference to the south suburbs I m not sure how ac [...]
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Christyn Aug 05, 2020 - 08:32 AM
This was my first venture into Sara Paretsky s V.I Warshawski world It was interesting I can t say I loved it but I didn t hate it It wasn t bad, the mystery was interesting and so were the characters Considering this was written in 1982 or at least published then it s a bit dated in terms of some of the lingo, terminology, etc i.e Broad and Kelly Girl I mean I could guess what a Kelly Girl was but I looked it up just to be sure I probably would ve liked this if I liked V.I I didn t dislike V. [...]
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Indemnity Only By Sara Paretsky Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I Warshwski s specialty Her client says he s the prominent banker, John Thayer Turns out he s not He says his son s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing Turns out that s not her real name V.I s search turns up someone soon enough the real JMeeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I Warshwski s specialty Her client says he s the prominent banker, John Thayer Turns out he s not He says his son s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing Turns out that s not her real name V.I s search turns up someone soon enough the real John Thayer s son, and he s dead Who s V.I s client Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild goose chase By the time she s got it figured, things are hotter and deadlier than Chicago in July V.I s in a desperate race against time At stake a young woman s life.

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