Total recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel / Sara Paretsky.

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      PARETSKY, S. Total recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel. [s. l.]: Delacorte Press, 2001. ISBN 0385313667. Disponível em: Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Paretsky S. Total Recall : A V.I. Warshawski Novel. Delacorte Press; 2001. Accessed October 22, 2020.
    • APA:
      Paretsky, S. (2001). Total recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel. Delacorte Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Paretsky, Sara. 2001. Total Recall : A V.I. Warshawski Novel. Delacorte Press.
    • Harvard:
      Paretsky, S. (2001) Total recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel. Delacorte Press. Available at: (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
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      Paretsky, S 2001, Total recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel, Delacorte Press, viewed 22 October 2020, .
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      Paretsky, Sara. Total Recall : A V.I. Warshawski Novel. Delacorte Press, 2001. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Paretsky, Sara. Total Recall : A V.I. Warshawski Novel. Delacorte Press, 2001.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Paretsky S. Total recall : a V.I. Warshawski novel [Internet]. Delacorte Press; 2001 [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from:


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 July 2001

Paretsky is in good form in this new V. I. Warshawski mystery, in which a clever amalgamation of two seemingly unrelated cases tests V. I.'s loyalty as well as her patience and investigative skill. In the first case, a deranged man yearning for contact with relatives who may have survived the Holocaust fixates on a family V. I. knows. His irrational behavior sends V. I.'s mentor and friend, Lotty Herschel, into a frightening tailspin over a long-buried secret that has tormented her since her since her youth in Nazi-controlled Eastern Europe. Concurrently, V. I. is called in to investigate a small-time insurance fraud, which suddenly explodes into a complicated morass of murder and local politics, with its own links to the terrible days of the Nazi regime. V. I. has mellowed somewhat over her years as a Chicago PI, and she steps with particular care here to protect her friends, but that doesn't mean the action's wanting: there are several dead bodies and lots of complications before V. I. works out all the connections. Even then, there are still a few unanswered questions. As usual, the Chicago backdrop is vividly imagined, and V. I. comes across as smart and appealing. ((Reviewed July 2001))Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews

PW Reviews 2001 July #3

Already having established herself as an inventor of the female private eye and a master of the mystery format, Paretsky skillfully expands the form to tackle several convergent themes in a moving novel of discovery and redemption. V.I. "Vic" Warshawski has a traditional mystery to solve: the life insurance policy of black factory worker Aaron Sommers had been faithfully maintained, paid for weekly even when other demands surely seemed of greater urgency. But when Aaron's widow needed to collect, the company denied the claim, saying the policy had been cashed a decade earlier. That leads Vic to Ajax Life Insurance Co. and Ralph Devereux, whom she encountered in her very first case, Indemnity Only (1982). Her investigation is subtly intertwined with another much more personal and wrenching inquiry into the appearance of a man calling himself Paul Radbuka, whose recovered memory as a child survivor of the Holocaust leads him to claim a kinship with Vic's friend Max Loewenthal. Radbuka's claim has an unexpected and drastic affect on Lotty Herschel, Vic's friend and mentor. The twin investigations allow the author to explore simultaneously the issues raised by the Illinois Holocaust Asset Recovery Act and the issue of reparations for the descendants of slaves. Dark, absorbing, probing Paretsky's novel explores the complex web of degrees of guilt and complicity surrounding the fate of Holocaust victims and survivors, with Lotty's story emerging with compelling, terrible clarity and inevitability. (Sept. 11) Forecast: With a six-figure marketing campaign and a subject of universal interest, this novel should bring in lots of new readers who will ensure a healthy run on bestseller lists. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information. #