Author Sara Paretsky tours Chicago for her next crime scene

August 24, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Author Sara Paretsky has spent her career exploring Chicago's forgotten corners. In front of the U.S. Steel plant in 1989.

Controlling crime is a big part of Mayor Emanuel's agenda but Eight Forty-Eight wanted to turn to someone whose job is to create it - on the page that is. Crime writer Sara Paretsky and her fictional detective protagonist, V.I. Warshawski, both call Chicago home. Like her detective creation, Paretsky spends a lot of time pounding the pavement; but she hunts for inspiration, not clues. Paretsky recently took Alison Cuddy on a tour of some of the places in Chicago that inspire her criminally inclined mind.