The War Against Miss Winter (Rosie Winter Mystery #1)
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 month...more
The mystery never really came together and in the end, it was a wee bit ridiculous. Not a series I'll be continuing with.
The heroine, Rosie is an actress turned gumshoe. Her sidekick is her best friend and fellow actress, Jayne. The setting is New York City during world war II. The case: A much desired and very secretive play is missing. Numerous people are trying to find this play and some ...more
I think Haines grew as a writer between the two books, or maybe I just wasn't as into it this time as I was the first time I read about Rosie Winter. Things didn't tie up in a neat little bow this time; I'm not ...more
I enjoyed this book, but some things about it bothered me. I liked Rosie and her roommate Jayne. ...more
I was really disappointed with this book. I read at least 1/3 of the book and felt no interest to continue, the story was going absolutely nowhere. The reason that I was so disappointed with this book was because I have read other books by Kathryn Miller Haines and always found them interesting and easy to get into. I may try to read this book again eventually but for now it is going back on my bookshelf.
I guess this was OK, though it was very much a first novel. I see by the acknowledgements that the authoress was part of a writer's workshop; I do wish her p ...more
Rosie Winter is an actress who is having trouble getting a job on stage so she takes a job as an assistant to a private detective. Then the detective turns up dead and a client wants her to continue working on his case. And we're off................ Lots of twists and turns and red herrings, but it has ...more
"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, ...more
The year is 1942. Rosie Winter is an aspiring actress living in New York City. To make ends meet she works as a secretary for a Private Investigator. That is until one cold Jan ...more
Along the way, she also needs to find some work on the stage. She’s a doll with great gams who will contend with mobsters, exes, and an evil stepson just to get to the bottom of this case.
My gripes? The novel is too long, the mystery is too convoluted, there is too much emphas ...more
The jargon is true to the era and was a bit off-putting at first, but after several chapters, I started to enjoy it and let myself be taken along for the ride. Rosie is a great heroine, full of spunk and wit, always ready with a great retort.
The stor ...more
"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 ...more
The plot is about Rosie Winter, a struggling actress who also works for a detective. When the detective is mysteriously murdered, Rosie takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of it.
The whole boo ...more
I really enjoyed the characters and the period flavor o ...more
When the private investigator who is her boss is murdered, and a mysterious visitor asks her to find a play by a world-famous playwright that ...more
If this book were adapted to film, only Howard Hawkes could be the screenwriter and director. The book is filled with sassy, snappy dialogue. It is very much a "gumshoe" novel, but the main character is a likeable actress/office assistant.
I'm no ...more
Lots of 40s era dialogue that proba ...more