PODCAST: Sara Paretsky Discusses Latest Novel & Founding of Sisters In Crime
In Sara Paretsky’s 17th V.I. Warshawsky novel, BRUSH BACK, an old high school boyfriend comes to her for help with his mother who has just been released from prison after serving more than two decades for the murder of her own daughter—her old flame’s sister. He wants V.I. to prove his mother’s innocence.
In our interview we discussed how Paretsky keeps her VI Warshawski novels fresh after 30 years of writing them, why she organized a meeting of women mystery writers in 1986 that led to the founding of the organization of women mystery writers, Sisters In Crime, and how a story about the areas underneath the bleachers in the Chicago Cubs baseball stadium, Wrigley. Sara Paretsky is the author of 20 books, including the renowned V.I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and is also the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award given by the British Crime Writers’ Association. Paretsky is currently president of the Mystery Writers of America.
Listen to the podcast of my interview with Sara Paretsky, author of BRUSH BACK.