Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: July 19, 2011
It’s the Fall of 1942 and Iris’s world is rapidly changing. Her Pop is back from the war with a missing leg, limiting his ability to do the physically grueling part of his detective work. Iris is dying to help, especially when she discovers that one of Pop’s cases involves a boy at her school. Now, instead of sitting at home watching Deanna Durbin movies, Iris is sneaking out of the house, double crossing her friends, and dancing at the Savoy till all hours of the night. There’s certainly never a dull moment in the private eye business. (Summary from Goodreads.)
Historical mystery/noir - check
Private eye dad and daughter - check
Dancing - from the summary, check
Romance - seems likely
The title alone would make me pick up this book to see what it was about. But once I read the summary, I was pretty much hooked. Would it be weird if I hoped that Iris was a 1940s version of Veronica Mars?
What book are you eagerly waiting for on this Wednesday?
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