Monday, April 20, 2015

The War Against Miss Winter by Kathryn Miller Haines

Title: The War Against Miss Winter
Series: Rosie Winter Mystery #1
Author: Kathryn Miller Haines
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published Date:   June 12th 2007
Genre: Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction, Mystery
Page Count: 336
Format: Kindle

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ .5

Goodreads Summary:
It's 1943, and the war escalating in Europe and the Pacific seems far away. But for aspiring actress Rosie Winter, the war feels as if it were right in New York City—what with food rationing and frequent blackouts . . . and a boyfriend she hasn't heard word one from since he enlisted in the navy. Now her rent is coming due and she hasn't been cast in anything for six months. The factories are desperate for women workers, but Rosie the Thespian isn't about to become Rosie the Riveter, so she grabs a part-time job at a seamy, lowbrow detective agency instead.

However, there's more to the Big City gumshoe game than chasing lowlife cheating spouses. When her boss turns up dead, Rosie finds herself caught up in a ticklish high society mystery, mingling with mobsters and searching for a notorious missing script. Maybe she has no crime-fighting experience—but Rosie certainly knows how to act the role. No matter how the war against Miss Winter turns out, it's not going to end with her surrender!

Evocative, entertaining, and wonderfully original, Kathryn Miller Haines's War Against Miss Winter introduces not only an unforgettable new sleuth but also an exciting new voice in the mystery genre, with a fast-paced tale of murder and deception that brings the World War II era vividly to life.

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My Review:

"Believing in something could make you do just about anything. It could even convince you that a script was so dangerous you had to kill someone to make sure it didn't fall into the wrong hands."

This was a fun mystery novel that kept me guessing the whole way through. Every time I would think that I had it all figured out I would be proven wrong. Some of the Lingo used did confuse me at first but after awhile I got the hang of it and found that it made you feel like you were actually there as well.

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