Synonyms for paretsky or Related words with paretsky


Examples of "paretsky"
Indemnity Only is a mystery novel written by Sara Paretsky.
Deadlock is a detective novel by Sara Paretsky told in the first person by private eye (Vic) V. I. Warshawski.
Sara Paretsky (born June 8, 1947) is an American author of detective fiction, best known for her novels focused on the female protagonist V.I. Warshawski.
Victoria Iphigenia "Vic" "V. I." Warshawski is a fictional private investigator from Chicago appearing in a series of detective novels and short stories written by Sara Paretsky.
"Sara Paretsky, author of a series of mystery novels featuring detective V.I Warshawski, is known for bringing a feminist perspective to the hard-boiled Private Eye genre."(Hileman) Throughout the first book of the series, "Indemnity Only", the idea of a strong female lead character is taking shape. Paretsky believed that females need to be confident in what they do. In an interview conducted by Monica Hileman for "Sojourner: The Women's Forum", Paretsky says that: "It's important for women to develop confidence in their bodies. I think it's encouraging to have characters like V.I who are confident and can hold their own physically as well as verbally."(Hileman) Paretsky is not saying that women are better than men, but that women are capable of doing what men can do especially in law related careers. Paretsky used her thoughts of feminism to mold the main character, Warshawski. Ann Wilson describes Warshawski as follows: "The primary appeal is readily evident; a heroine modeled on a hard-boiled detective is a woman who is self-reliant and independent, a prototype of a feminist ideal." This sort of woman was not common in the current detective fiction pieces. "The conventional representation of the female body as weaker than a man's and therefore less effective in situations which require physical power is exposed by Paretsky as a ruse: each author puts her heroine in situations which require agility of mind and body."(Wilson) Paretsky's P.I Warshawksi opened the door to a new generation of detective writing.
Blacklist is a 2003 novel by crime writer Sara Paretsky featuring her protagonist, Private Investigator V. I. Warshawski. It won the 2004 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger.
Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa. Her father was a microbiologist and moved the family to Kansas in 1951 after taking a job at the University of Kansas, where Paretsky eventually graduated. Being Jewish, the family was limited in where they could live due to segregated zoning laws at the time, and they ended up renting an old farm house. Her relationship with her parents was strained; her mother was an alcoholic and her father was a harsh disciplinarian.
The dark mystery that detective V. I. Warshawski unveils in the 2009 novel "Hardball" by Sara Paretsky is directly related to the Chicago Freedom Movement (and to racist violence against that movement). In the preface Paretsky recounts that she was at the time a student in the University of Chicago and that her deep support for the movement had a key role in her decision to stay permanently in Chicago and not go back to her native Kansas.
Turner's performance as the title character was the one detail Sara Paretsky, who had created the character and written the film's source novel, "Deadlock," found fit to praise, criticizing most of the other elements.
In 2007 Hellmann edited "Chicago Blues", a short story anthology featuring over 20 prominent Chicago crime fiction authors including Stuart Kaminsky, Sara Paretsky, Barbara D'Amato, Sean Chercover, Marcus Sakey, Joe Konrath, Max Allan Collins, and others.
Barnes is best known for her series featuring Carlotta Carlyle, a 6'1" redheaded detective from Boston. Carlotta Carlyle is in the tradition of the hard-boiled female detectives created by Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky.
Besides being one of America's most prolific mystery writers, Kaminsky inspired many other writers in the genre, including fellow Chicagoan Sara Paretsky, who dedicated the first novel in her V. I. Warshawski private-eye series to Kaminsky.
Sara Paretsky is best well known for her feminist perspective in her novels. This feminist writing style may have been started when Paretsky became “socially and politically active, especially in helping the lobby for abortion rights and later, after the passage of Roe v. Wade, becoming active in the National Abortion Rights Action League”. (Wyrick) Therefore, she tends to lean toward female independence in her novels, probably because it affected her more personally than other authors. A feminist kind of writing style might have also been started when Paretsky was with her young “frustration with traditional gender roles, voiced in her novels by different characters, but most consistently espoused by Lieutenant Bobby Mallory, that partly motivated the strong feminist tone her novels take” (Wyrick). Paretsky's writing style is mostly influenced by feminism, but she uses her "expertise in the insurance business" (Wyrick) as a background when she wrote Indemnity Only.
Events leading up to the formation of Sisters in Crime included a conference at Hunter College on Women in the Mystery Genre in 1986, at which Sara Paretsky spoke on growing use of graphic sadism against women in mysteries; a letter by Phyllis Whitney to the Mystery Writers of America, pointing out that women weren't being nominated for awards; an initial meeting of interested women at the October 1986 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Baltimore convened by Sara Paretsky; and a meeting at Sandra Scoppettone's loft during the annual Edgars week, at which the organization was formed.
The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky's novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. She created her as a female response to male hard-boiled detectives such as ´Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe. In 1991 the film V.I. Warshawski was released starring Kathleen Turner; the lead character came from Paretsky, but the film is not based on a particular novel.
Blood Shot (marketed under the title "Toxic Shock" in the United Kingdom), published in New York in 1988, is the fifth in a series of novels by Sara Paretsky featuring her character V. I. Warshawski, a hard-boiled female private investigator.
Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel. The Winter 2007 issue of "Clues: A Journal of Detection" is devoted to her work. She is also considered the founding mother of Sisters in Crime, an organization that supports and promotes women in the mystery field.
Piper Verlag is a German publisher based in Munich, printing both fiction and non-fiction works. It currently prints over 200 new paperback titles per year. Authors published by the company include Andreas von Bülow and Sara Paretsky. It is owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Bonnier. It was founded in 1904.The founder was 24 years old Reinhard Piper (1879-1953).
The full (rarely used) name of the fictional private investigator V. I. Warshawski, created by Sara Paretsky, is Victoria Iphigenia Warshawski. In the 1985 novel "Killing Orders", third in the series, the protagonist identifies herself with the character of Greek myth, and recognizes a traumatic event of her childhood with the act of Iphigenia's sacrifice.
The PI novel was a male-dominated field in which female authors seldom found publication until Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, and Sue Grafton were finally published in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Each author's detective, also female, was brainy and physical and could hold her own. Their acceptance, and success, caused publishers to seek out other female authors.