The War Against Miss Winter (Rosie Winter Mysteries)

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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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The War Against Miss Winter Set in World War II New York, Haines has written an evocative and charming mystery starring the indomitable Rosie Winter--a struggling actress whos a delightful twist on Rosie the Riveter. Full description

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"Give Kathryn Haines...a standing ovation!" -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

."..a fun romp..." -- Publishers Weekly

...a fun romp... --Publishers Weekly

"highly satisfying and clever...a well-constructed theatrical treasure hunt."--Pittsburgh Magazine

"Perfectly captures the feel, sights and sounds of New York in the 1940s."--Rhys Bowen

"[a] pitch-perfect rendering of the early '40s, from rationing to java stops at the automat."--Kirkus Reviews

."..a fun romp..."--Publishers Weekly

."..Haine's assured debut brings the WWII era to vivid life..."--Publishers Weekly

"Give Kathryn Haines...a standing ovation!"--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

..".Haine's assured debut brings the WWII era to vivid life..."--Publishers Weekly

..".a fun romp..."--Publishers Weekly

Perfectly captures the feel, sights and sounds of New York in the 1940s. --Rhys Bowen"

[a] pitch-perfect rendering of the early 40s, from rationing to java stops at the automat. --Kirkus Reviews"

...Haine s assured debut brings the WWII era to vivid life... --Publishers Weekly"

...a fun romp... --Publishers Weekly"

highly satisfying and clever...a well-constructed theatrical treasure hunt. --Pittsburgh Magazine"

Give Kathryn Haines...a standing ovation! --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"

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