Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - The Girl is Murder

The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
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?

**Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine**


  1. This sounds like it has everything! I'll definitely be looking out for it. Thanks for sharing. (:

  2. This sounds intriguing! And such a great time period too! Nice pick. My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

  3. This does sound like a really fun novel. Love that you made a check list at the bottom! Great WoW pick!

    My WoW

  4. I featured this one several weeks back. Totally agree-check,check and check! Sounds pefect! Plus, the catalog copy mentioned it's great for fans of Veronica Mars-I'm totally there!

  5. Oh this one is new to me, I love finding new books! Love your checklist, it seems like this one has a lot going for it, so on to the list it goes!

  6. this sounds so good!! i saw it for the first time today and added it to my list!

  7. Love the title and the premise sounds amazing. Gonna add it to my list.

    My WOW


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