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text 2018-10-26 01:57
Halloween Bingo 2018 - Terrifying Women
Shell Game - Sara Paretsky

If you read Paretsky's V I Warshawski novels you will be in no doubt as to her political leanings. It's not overtly preachy and it's always been in the background. Until now.

 

In Shell Game the gloves are off. Paretsky calls out Trump and his administration and puts the spotlight on what it's like living in the US as an immigrant. She also looks at how desperate people get shilled by callous payday loan companies, and how vulnerable young women are preyed upon by powerful men and feel they don't have a voice. There are Russian mobsters cozying up with unscrupulous businessmen, casual racism, and corrupt ICE agents.

 

Politics aside, this is a cracking story about a missing woman, stolen artifacts from Yemen, and shady dealings on the stockmarket.

 

 

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text 2018-10-24 15:37
Halloween Bingo 2018 - Terrifying Women
Shell Game - Sara Paretsky

Not only a cracking story, but unashamedly feminist with plenty of side swipes at the Trump administration too.

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text 2018-10-22 00:33
Halloween Bingo 2018 - Terrifying Women
Shell Game - Sara Paretsky

Saturday nights I sometimes go to a club for dancing or music, but tonight I stretched out in front of the television, watching the Blackhawks while I ate pizza and drank half a bottle of Brunello.

 

For a moment, I thought I was reading about myself. 

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text 2018-10-21 20:51
Halloween Bingo 2018 - Terrifying Women
Shell Game - Sara Paretsky

Oh good Lord, there's another long-lost family member.

 

I can only hope she's not as irritating as Petra was. (Bernie gets a pass because she's a hockey player, but she was still pretty annoying).

 

Crap. It looks as if the long-lost niece has a sister. So there's another one out there somewhere.

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text 2018-10-16 01:28
Halloween Bingo 2018 - Terrifying Women
Shell Game - Sara Paretsky

Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save an old friend's nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art that stretches from Chicago to the East Indies and the Middle East. In Shell Game, nothing and no one are what they seem, except for the detective herself, who loses sleep, money, and blood, but remains indomitable in her quest for justice.

 

 

Well I was planning on reading my Fear the Drowning Deep book, but look what's in transit on its way to the library for me to collect.

 

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