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 […]


Sara Paretsky is an American novelist of detective fiction, largely featuring female private investigator V.I. Warshawski. Paretsky’s contributions to crime fiction include writing a female character who breaks all of the rules of what a female detective is “supposed” to be and transcending the typical labels.