Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen previous novels, including the renowned V. I. Warshawski series. She is one of only four living writers—along with Sue Grafton, John Le Carré, and Lawrence Block—to receive both the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers’ Association in Great Britain. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Paretsky’s V. I. Warshawski is one of the most iconic investigators inliterature, called “the best on the beat” by the Chicago Tribune, “undoubtedly one of the best-written characters in mystery fiction” by the Baltimore Sun, and “a rich discovery awaiting those who have yet to meet her” by the Los Angeles Times. V. I. has been praised as “America’s most convincing and engaging professional female private eye” by Entertainment Weekly, and the New York Times calls Paretsky’s books “a distinct pleasure.” Thirty years after she was first published, Paretsky remains fresh and more relevant than ever today.