Deadlock (V. I. Warshawski) [Sara Paretsky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom. Deadlock is a detective novel by Sara Paretsky told in the first person by private eye (Vic) V. I. Warshawski. Plot[edit]. Vic goes to the Chicago port to find out. Deadlock, V. I. Warshawski’s second case, involves the huge Great Lakes shipping industry. Once again the subject is murder — this time the “accidental death”.

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The setting and plot is a little unusual which kept my interest. Learning more about her cousin’s li Book Review VI’s back and this time it’s personal. No trivia or quizzes yet. I totally guessed wrong which is par for the course for me when it comes to mystery novels. Pages to import images to Wikidata. I still enjoyed V.

For me, the only drawback of this book was that the police were stubborn to the point of stupidity and incompetency. In the investigation, two more people died because of her investigation on who killed her cousin which is why I gave this book only 4 stars instead of one because this is the part that I don’t really understand why did they die because the way they die is a bit stupid. Oct 21, Phrynne rated it really liked it. Book two in the adventures of private detective V. The plot starts with the death of Vic’s cousin, former hockey great Boom Boom Warshawski, who was working for a grain elevator when he fell or was pushed off the dock to his death.


But who did it and why? More like brother and sister than cousins, Vic and Boom Boom looked out for each other. And I prefer to read with an actual book in my hands.

They all had their own personalities and often complex set of motivations for what they do. I remember appreciating discovering a strong, complex, female character at a time when there was a dearth of such characters in mystery novels. I’m not sure, but I enjoyed this book. Close cookie policy overlay.

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YES I have read and consent to Hachette Australia using my personal information or data as set out in its Privacy Policy and I understand I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time. It’s important to me for you to know this next comment is not snark; it’s sincere. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V. I lived thru that era of sexism, and I also made reactionary decisions that I wouldn’t have otherwise made, but I’m not sure if that really is well described for contemporary audiences.


Learning how the ships work, what’s necessary for deliveries, how the boats come in and out, etc. My only critique would be I think this could have been a little shorter.

Everyone else thinks the saa was accidental but V I is not convinced. Once again Chicago sounds like a pain in the butt to deal with in any deadlocl of weather. However I took a stab at listening to this one on audio.

This was a strong follow-up to the first in series and helped be part of the launch for this series to the forefront in the 80s and 90s. Vick figured it out before I did. Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction.


It takes her to the safa of Chicago’s powerful shipping industry. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. There was a problem adding your email address. Dec 15, aPriL does feral sometimes pareysky it really liked it Shelves: I am an avid reader.

Warshawski’s darkest outing, with no sign that her creator is flagging. Dec 11, Dee rated it liked it. All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Well-plotted, labyrinthine mystery involving the death of an ex-hockey pro, old money vs.

Book Review VI’s back and this time it’s personal.

Other books in the series. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ghost Country and Bleeding Kansas Warshawski, Sara Paretsky did more than anyone to change the face xara contemporary women’s fiction.

She believes that Boom Boom was killed. Warshawski 2 by Sara Paretsky Goodreads Author. Views Read Edit View history. The book was easy to listen to. This was a fun read The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky’s novels is V.