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A Woman's Eye a Woman's Eye

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  121 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Crime is common ground for the twenty-one women writers in this extraordinary collection of contemporary mystery fiction. The voices hereinclude professional crime solvers who take you from the mean streets of V.I. Warshawski's Chicago in a case of music and murder... tothe California freeway where Kinsey Millhone's beloved VW skids into a shooting... to the gang-held turf ...more
ebook, 464 pages
Published August 26th 2009 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1991)
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What is better than reading a short mystery? How about a book-ful of mystery shorts?

Sara Paretsky, of V.I. Warshawski fame, edited A Woman's Eye, a book of short mysteries; she also wrote the introduction. It is not the only book Paretsky has edited; she followed it with Women On The Case (1996) and Sisters On The Case (2007).

In A Woman's Eye, the reader finds stories by Faye Kellerman, Sue Grafton,Sara Paretsky, Dorothy B. Hughes, and others. While many readers may find one or two stories not
I’ve read several collections of mystery fiction, but never one whose contributors (and protagonists) were all women, until now. Edited by Sara Paretsky, the collection first appeared in 1991. Although the book is touted as twenty-one stories of contemporary fiction, it was kind of strange to read pieces without cell phones, GPS systems, and other hi-tech gadgets. So, I’m not sure this collection could still be called contemporary. I guess it depends on your definition.

As with most collections,
Doug Willstead
Original mysteries who hoo!
Start the mower, break for a cold one and hey lets take
a rest in the hammock and read another tale full of
turns I cannot predict.
I picked up this book for 2 authors that I knew -- Paretsky and Grafton -- and enjoyed extensions of their PI characters -- Warshawski and Milhone. But along the way I found some new authors to read. There are 21 short stories in this anthology (8 of which can also be found on tape (or maybe CD too). Not all of the mysteries are solved by detectives, but all are solved by women. I especially enjoyed PI Kiernan O'Shaughnessy in "Death and Diamonds" by Susan Dunlap, journalist Jemima Shore In Gett ...more
21 Short Stories
Miguel Hollander
tons of short stories some better than others. good book if you like stop and go
I like mysteries about New Orleans and I like to read them in the summer months. My favorite in this genre is Julie Smith. So when I find a story, I read the book.
This is a collection of short stories; mysteries by female authors. There are some good ones here, but not as many as I'd hoped. Smith's story is among the best as is Dorothy Hughes, That Summer at Quichiquois.
Jan C
An anthology of mystery stories by female writers featuring female detectives. I don’t usually like short stories very much. But I liked most of these stories. I found myself thinking about at least five of them after I had read them. A lot of them have kind of an O. Henry taste about them. A touch of irony to them.
It was okay. Had a couple of good stories, but mostly were pretty forgettable. Not anything I terribly much need to keep. Happily, not as traumatic as the first collection of women's mystery stories I read, but still kinda ennnhhhh.
A book I had on my bookshelf for years and never got around to read. Short mysteries from top women writers from that time. A little buffet of writing samples.
This is a great little book of short stories written by a number of woman mystery writers including Sue Grafton and Carolyn Hart.
Enjoyable anthology, where all 21 mysteries are solved by women
A nice mystery short story collection, as I recall.
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Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. Paretsky was raised in Kansas, and graduated from the state university with a degree in political science. She did community service work on the south side of Chicago in 1966 and returned in 1968 to work there. She ultimately completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago, entitled The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New E ...more
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