Blacklist (novel)

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Paretsky - Blacklist.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Sara Paretsky
Country United States
Language English
Series V. I. Warshawski #11
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Putnam
Publication date
September 29, 2003
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 448 pp.
ISBN 0-399-15085-4
OCLC 51726908
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3566.A647 B55 2003

Blacklist is a 2003 novel by crime writer Sara Paretsky featuring her protagonist, Private Investigator V. I. Warshawski.[1] It won the 2004 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger.


Chicago private detective V.I. Warshawski is asked by a longtime client to look into his mother's suspicion that trespassers are living in the empty mansion her father built. V.I. discovers a corpse on the property that is found to be a young black journalist who was writing about members of a 1930s federal theater project and one member in particular that was blacklisted during the Communist witch hunt. V.I. is hired by the journalist's sister to investigate his death.