cover image Burn Marks

Burn Marks

Sara Paretsky. Dell Publishing Company, $7.99 (416pp) ISBN 978-0-440-20845-7

This sixth adventure of Chicago private eye Victoria Iphenigia Warshawski begins with arson and proceeds to homicide. ``While everyone else in this complicated, occasionally tedious plot urges her toward traditional female paths, V.I. resolutely forges her own trail, maintaining the spunk and humor that have earned her a large, devoted following,'' said PW. (Mar.)