V.I. Warshawski is a fictional character featured in a series of crime novels by American author Sara Paretsky. Warshawski is a female investigator who breaks a lot of the taboos created for female PIs. She drinks scotch, will break into an office if need be and can fight. Still, with all her tomboyish traits, she also has a fair share of womanly traits to go along with them. The series was adapted into film back in 1991 starring Kathleen Turner, who gave an exception performance the despite the film’s failure as a whole.

Paretsky began the V.I. Warshawski series in 1982 with Indemnity Only. The series makes up the vast majority of Paretsky’s published works. Below is a list of Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski books in order of publication (which is also their chronology):

Publication Order of V.I. Warshawski Books


Indemnity Only(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadlock(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Orders(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bitter Medicine(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Shot(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burn Marks(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guardian Angel(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tunnel Vision(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Time(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Total Recall(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blacklist(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire Sale(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hardball(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Body Work(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breakdown(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Critical Mass(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Blood Shot was published in the United Kingdom as Toxic Shock.

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