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V.I. Warshawski is accused of the hit and run death of an escaped female prisoner and she pulls a Nellie Bly, going into the women's prison to discover the events leading up to the death of the young woman she is accused of killing.
The review of this Book prepared by Christine G.








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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   run over Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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