Through the pages
By Sara Paretsky
V.I. Warshawski is one tough private detective.
Set in Chicago, this is the second in the "P.I." series by Paretsky. The author's local roots are evidenced in "Eudora Grain," whose executives are less than forthcoming in their response to the death of "Vic's" cousin Boom Boom under one of their freighters.
That freighter, by the way, is rumored to be named after an English teacher from Lawrence High School. Action-packed and detailed in regard to the grain and shipping business in the Great Lakes, the V.I. Warshawski series was one of the first to introduce strong, no-nonsense women who are effective in murder investigations.
This book and many others are available in both Spanish and English as well as book and audio form at the De Soto branch of the Johnson County Library. The book is also available on audio tape.
For more information, call the library at 583-3106.