Hear Tales From Creator of V.I. Warshawski

Posted February 26, 2007 at 4:33pm

An event tonight has been set to honor one of America’s contemporary writers who has been helping put the “miss” in “mystery” for more than two decades.

Author Sara Paretsky will discuss and sign “Fire Sale,” the latest installment in her V.I. Warshawski series, at 6 p.m. in the Library of Congress’ James Madison Building. The free event marks both the 25th anniversary of the Warshawski series and the 20th anniversary of Sisters in Crime, an organization that aids in the professional advancement of female mystery novelists. Paretsky helped found Sisters in Crime in 1986.

Besides her 11-book Warshawski series, Paretsky’s past writing accomplishments include a non-series novel, “Ghost Country.” Currently, the author is working on a collection of essays that are scheduled to be published this year.

The Mystery Writers of America is among the hosts for tonight’s event, which is being held as a part of the Library of Congress Center for the Book’s “Books and Beyond Author Series.” The event requires no advance reservation or ticket.

— Andrea Kemp