Person Place Thing: Randy Cohen with Sara Paretsky by 92Y published on 2014-01-08T23:59:12Z Sara Paretsky is best known for a series of crime novels featuring the first great woman private eye, V.I. Warshawski. Paretsky is also the founder of Sisters in Crime, an organization that supports women crime writers, as well as a foundation to encourage women in the sciences. Critical Mass, her latest V.I. Warshawski, draws on both of those interests: it is set in modern Chicago and among women scientists doing radiation research in pre-war Vienna.