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Winter in June (Rosie Winter Mystery #3)

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New York, 1943: Aspiring actress Rosie Winter has been marooned in New York throughout the war. Now, faced with the news that her ex-boyfriend Jack might not be coming home again, she's desperate to leave the home front and head for the war front. So when Rosie and her best pal Jayne get an offer to go to the South Pacific to perform with USO Camp Shows, they jump at the c...more
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Published May 19th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2009)
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Linda Grant
The third book in the Rosie Winter Mysteries series takes us to the South Pacific on a USO tour in search of Rosie’s ex boyfriend Jack and some accidental adventure. Rosie and her Best Friend Jane have joined the USO camp shows as a means of gaining access to the Solomon Islands and contacts that might lead them to finding exactly what happened to Jack.

Jack has been lost in the South Pacific during the mysterious capsizing of his Navy vassal. He is rumored to be both alive and dead, under myster...more
Emily
Have you ever had a book that you just didn't want to start reading, just because you knew it would be excellent? Or, have you ever had the most recent book in a series and held off reading it, just because you didn't want to be at that spot where you've read all the books in the series and had to wait for the next one to come out? If so I stand with you in solidarity, as that's exactly what happened to me with Winter in June.

The characters are just as spot-on in this book as they have been in t...more
Sharon
Third in the Rosie Winters series, Ms. Haines takes us to the South Pacific during World War II. Rosie and gal pal Jayne have joined the USO and are headed to the South Pacific to try to find Rosie’s ex-boyfriend, Jack, who is missing in action (MIA). The minute they step foot on the boat, the dead body of an actress/former WAC (Women’s Army Corp) is found shot and lying in the water.

What a start to an enthralling ride. Rosie and Jayne are wonderfully witty and downright stubborn in their pursui...more
Tara Chevrestt
This is the third in the Rosie Winter mysteries. Rosie is an actress turned detective and the time is WW2. This novel veers away from her home of NYC and has her joining the USO and traveling to the South Pacific for a tour.

As usual, trouble finds Rosie.. it begins with a dead body as they board their ship in San Fran, is followed by a dead actress, a mystery of missing supplies, a shot dog, and by the end of the novel, Rosie and her BFF, Jayne are under the command of the WACS and that isn't p...more
Breanne
The third book in the Rosie Winter mysteries travels with Rosie to the Southern Pacific on a USO tour performing for the armed forces. But Rosie has personal motives for signing up: she's hoping on hearing word of her MIA ex-boyfriend, Jack. Joined by her loyal best friend, Jayne, they travel the Pacific Islands, but a shadow is cast over their journey by a body that was found in the waters of San Francisco on the day they embarked. Rosie can't help feeling it's linked to their tour in some way,...more
Bibliophile
The third, and for me, least satisfying of the Rosie Winter mysteries by Kathryn Miller Haines, Winter in June finds Rosie and her sidekick Jayne on a USO tour of the South Pacific in 1943. Rosie wants to find out what really happened to her missing ex-boyfriend Jack, and Jayne wants to get away from the complications of her involvement with a mafioso in New York.

This is the first of the Rosie Winter stories set outside New York, and because I think I've been so conditioned by James Michener to...more
Trula Rae
I found this to be a very easy book to read. I think that means Kathryn Miller Haines is a good writer. It is a great depiction of the 40's era. I especially enjoyed the way she handled the slang of that era. I'm a sucker for any story built into a WWII setting anyway. The lead character, Rosie Winter, is full of spunk, and I found that to be very satisfying. Murder, mystery, and intrigue start with the first sentence, is framed in the first chapter, and carried to the end of the story. The inte...more
Jenny
I actually read this book in March. Or April. I have no idea. I think it was okay, but I can't remember it very well. It definitely ended on a cliffhanger that inspired me to put the next one in the series on hold.
Carrie
In this book, Rosie and her friend Jayne join to USO to entertain soldiers in the Pacific. It was interesting to read about wartime from their point of view. This was a great mystery, like the others in the series.
Susan
Actress Rosie Winter, with pal Jayne in tow, joins a USO troupe going to the Solomon Islands. Rosie hopes to learn the truth about her ex-boyfriend: was Jack really killed by his own CO, or is he missing? The troupe is led by a fading movie star. As the women in the group learn to know each other, and the men on the remote island that is their home base, both Rosie and Jayne meet men they had known in New York and Rosie begins to piece together Jack's fate. When a sniper shoots at the stage whil...more
Sandra Strange
This series gives readers a pretty good picture of what World War II was like for performers on Broadway from the point of view of a world weary actress turned amateur sleuth from necessity and curiosity. The mysteries are fun, suspenseful in part, and clean, with a few crude words, but not much more to mar the stories. The actress uses mobster cant, but she runs with mobsters, so I guess it's sort of realistic. The mobsters, in general, turn out to have "hearts of gold." There is some oblique h...more
Susan
3rd book in the Rosie Winter series, about an actress struggling for fame and fortune during WWII. Rosie and her best friend Jayne join the USO in the South Pacific, so Rosie can search for her boyfriend Jack who was reported MIA. As they depart San Francisco, an actress is discovered dead in the water, a murder victim. Rosie of course tries to find out exactly what happened and why. Fascinating descriptions of the island environment and daily living in the wartime barracks. Plenty of deception....more
Jenn Estepp
i've really come to enjoy this series and am so sorry that i'm all caught up, so i won't have another to look forward to for sometime. in this volume, rosie and jane join the u.s.o. tour of the south pacific and along with the usual mystery to solve (in this case multiple murders), they also have to confront some of the harsh realities of war. really well-done.
Debbie
The Rosie Winter mysteries are fun because of their setting and the character of Rosie. The mysteries are so so. In this entry, Rosie has joined the USO and is entertaining troops in the South Pacific while also trying to find out information about her former boyfriend, missing in action on the Solomon Islands.
Lorena
Probably the weakest book in the series so far (this is 3 of 4, at the time of my reading). The coincidences strain credulity far beyond the point where it is enjoyable or acceptable in the name of the plot.
Annette Dashofy
Both funny and heartbreaking. Kathryn Miller Haines best one yet.
Joanna
A fun WWII mystery, with lots of historical detail.
Gabrielle
Great series I'm looking forward to this one!
Susan Beecher
Entertaining WWII mystery.
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Kathryn Miller Haines is an actor, mystery writer, and award-winning playwright. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and received her BA in English and Theatre from Trinity University in San Antonio and her MFA in English from the University of Pittsburgh. She's a member of the Mary Roberts Rinehart Chapter of Sisters in Crime and has been a board member of the New York chapter of Mystery Writers o...more
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