Best-selling mystery writer Sara Paretsky made her signature character, private investigator V.I. Warshawski of Chicago, as tough as a bucket of nails and as independent as a cat. “Vic’s” mission: Protect the downtrodden. Her method: Whatever it takes.
The P.I.’s 17th outing, “Brush Back,” is the Bee Book Club’s choice for August. Paretsky will give her Bee Book Club presentation at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento (doors open at 5:15 p.m.). It’s a free event, but tickets are required. They are available now (limited to two per person) at www.beebuzzpoints.com. Look for more details in the Aug. 3 Explore section.
“Brush Back” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $28, 480 pages; on sale July 28) will be offered at a 30 percent discount through Aug. 6 at these bookstores: Barnes & Noble; Avid Reader at the Tower in Sacramento; Avid Reader in Davis; Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills; Time Tested Books; Underground Books; Hornet Bookstore at California State University, Sacramento; the UC Davis Bookstore; and the Bookseller in Grass Valley.