Sara Paretsky, signed by author
The author’s 7th V.I. Warshawski thriller.
“Racine Avenue is going upscale–bad news for hand-to-mouth residents like V.I. Warshawski. As tax bills skyrocket, newcomers pressure old inhabitants into fixing up their homes or moving out. To the yuppies on the block the worst eyesore belongs to old Hattie Frizell, whose yard is ‘returning to native prairie, complete with hubcaps.’ Their block club wants her and her five dogs gone.”