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eBook - 2012
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V.I. Warshawski returns in the spectacular new novel from the New York Times bestselling author. Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. The girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families: the grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is among the world's wealthiest men; the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is the running for United States Senate. For V.I. Warshawski, the questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Sophy Durango? Or to Chaim Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania? As V.I. struggles for answers, she finds herself fighting enemies who are no less terrifying for being all to human.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Group US, 2012
ISBN: 9781101554074
110155407X
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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LPL_ShirleyB Apr 20, 2017

See Paretsky @ LPL Sun Apr 23, 2017! This feminist mystery is wrapped in social justice. A heroic champion against xenophobia & class privilege, plus teen girls obsessed with vampires & ritual magic...#15 in the series, yet each V. I. Warshawski mystery may be read as stand alone.

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cheriemoses
Aug 19, 2012

I thought the book was good. I wasn't too keen on the vampire aspect but she is aiming to be contemporary in her storytelling. This is a fine storyteller and I have read all her books except the non-fiction.

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DianneDeRusha
Aug 10, 2012

Poorest book by her that I have read.Contrived plot with unbelievable coincidences and unrealistic lucky breaks.Too much toobad..

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msandlier
Jun 22, 2012

I always enjoy V. I. Warshawski. Another good book.

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

Another great installment in this series. Love this protagonist almost more than all others.

btmslt May 31, 2012

Another good read from Paretsky. However, her other books are better. This one was hard to read at first but then it got more interesting.

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dcafk
Jan 19, 2012

V. I. Warshawski is back in fine form. Enjoy.

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mratzel
Jul 23, 2016

Too much the standard dialog for me...it wasn't interesting.

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