Search Results: "Kathryn Miller Haines"


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THE GIRL IS MURDER by Kathryn Miller Haines
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 19, 2011

"A stylish, slang-filled teen noir that is as entertaining as it is absorbing. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Take a powder, Nancy Drew. 1940s girl sleuth Iris Anderson is on the case. Read full book review >

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THE WAR AGAINST MISS WINTER by Kathryn Miller Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2007

Backstage bitchery during WWII. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"A solid addition to what is turning into a swell series. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
Teen detective Iris Anderson struggles to solve parallel mysteries while coming to terms with her Jewish identity in World War II-era New York City in this engrossing follow-up to The Girl is Murder (2011). Read full book review >

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THE WINTER OF HER DISCONTENT by Kathryn Miller Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A breezy look back at the '40s, complete with starlets in short skirts and mobsters smoking Cuban cigars. Rosie's debut needs a better last act, but she deserves another crack at stardom."
A hapless dancer and consummate sleuth survives meatless Tuesdays during World War II. Read full book review >

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WINTER IN JUNE by Kathryn Miller Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Haines, who excels at breezy nostalgia (The Winter of Her Discontent, 2008, etc.), focuses this time on sadder wartime memories. Not a three-hankie read, but certainly rates a sniffle or two."
A USO troupe causes almost as much mayhem in the Pacific as the Japanese. Read full book review >

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THE STARS, THE SNOW, THE FIRE by John Haines
Released: May 26, 1989

Exquisite—sometimes preciously so—autobiographical wilderness essays by an accomplished poet (Winter News, 1966: The Stone Harp, 1971). Read full book review >

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IN MY SISTER’S COUNTRY by Lise Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2002

"Adolescent angst."
Sibling rivalry carried to the max in a first novel about sisters living unhappily together in Chicago. Read full book review >

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ROCK-A-BYE BONES by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"As usual, Haines crams a lot into her latest cozy (Bone to Be Wild, 2015, etc.), aiming at readers with a taste for levity rather than restraint."
A Mississippi detective must dig down deep into the roots of a town when a newborn is left on her doorstep even though her business partner may want to keep the baby for herself. Read full book review >

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BONE APPÉTIT by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"So-so, with the greatest originality expended on the travails of Sarah Booth's lovelorn hound."
Southern-fried dysfunction. Read full book review >

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CROSSED BONES by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"Haines plays every race card in the deck and throws in some bedroom scenes for readers who like a little romance."
Zinnia, Mississippi, has two things going for it: The best white blues-guitarist, Scott Hampton, strums away at African-American Ivory Keys's roadhouse, Playin' the Bones; and a passel of Daddy's Girls (DG), who've grown up, like Tinkie, to epitomize southern womanhood—except for Sarah Booth Delaney, the slightly askew DG who runs her own detective agency and so is hired by Ida Mae Keys to prove that, despite the evidence, Scott didn't murder her husband. Read full book review >

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FEVER MOON by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"Southern specialist Haines (Penumbra, 2006, etc.) presents a case that's as macabre psychically as it is geographically, with enough emotional turmoil for a whole series."
Myth and murder collide in the bayou. Read full book review >

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JUDAS BURNING by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Sympathetic characters and an unblinking look at the banality and breathtaking evil below Jexville's surface make this latest from Haines (Hallowed Bones, 2004, etc.) a must-read."
Jexville, Miss., is a quintessential sleepy southern town whose beauty, a newspaper publisher learns, covers a lot of ugly secrets. Read full book review >