Friday, May 13, 2016
Brush Back. Complicated plots entertain crime fiction fans, and this plot moves in many directions, to great satisfaction. Characters must be compelling, and protagonist, V.I. Warshawski, comes across as the real thing. Also, the ways in which Paretsky explores families over time display her great insight into human nature. Finally, descriptive language, when well chosen, places readers into a specific location and time period. Paretsky brings Chicago neighborhoods and attitudes into your backyard, or wherever you’re likely to read this novel. Paretsky does all this as an expert, and she kept my eyes so focused on the page that I had to remember to blink. If you like great detective fiction, read this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Brush Back from amazon.com.