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Publication Order of Rosie Winter Mystery Books

The War Against Miss Winter (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winter of Her Discontent (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter in June (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Winter Returns (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Iris Anderson Books

The Girl is Murder (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Is Trouble (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl from Yesterday (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Kathryn Miller Haines is an American novelist, playwright and actress. She also serves in a theater company in the capacity of an artistic director. Kathryn Miller Haines writes historical fiction, mystery and thriller books, as well as in the young adult niche.

Haines was born in 1971 and spent her formative years in San Antonio, Texas. She now makes her home in western Pennsylvania alongside her spouse, two children, and pets. For her undergraduate education, Kathryn Miller Haines attended to the San Antonio-based Trinity University wherein she pursued English and Theatre studies. In the context of her postgraduate studies, Haines schooled at the University of Pittsburgh wherein she got her Master of Fine Arts in the late 1990s. Haines has worked at the University of Pittsburgh as a director in the music department and also as a librarian at the same place.

During her formative years of writing, Kathryn Miller Haines doubted her capability to write convincing plots. Haines observes that she was so awful at it such that it prompted her to begin to read mystery books. Haines enjoyment of the genre prompted her to start writing her own books in the mystery niche.

According to Kathryn Miller Haines, the Second World War is a fascinating phenomenon because it greatly changed the lives of women. To get materials for her literary work, Haines read many news reports that the New York Times published from 1942 to 1943, analyzed war-time radio shows plus the music recorded during that time. She also watched movies, studied photos and maps, and read similar books on the subject.

Kathryn Miller Haines has been writing since 2007. Incidentally, there are nine editions of Haines’ first book in her first series. The first edition was originally published in June 2007, entitled The War Against Miss Winter; this book is shelved under the mystery, the cozy mystery and detective fiction sub-genres; historical fiction, adult, war novel, and crime genres.

Rosie Winter is the featured main character in Kathryn Miller Haines’ book, lead by the protagonist Rosie Winter. Winter is a spirited and shrewd prospective actress. Winter, who has a tough demeanor, is based in 1940s New York City. Winter has a friend called Jayne who is not only an actress, she also doubles up as Winter’s roommate. Winter also has a boyfriend, called Jack, who has since joined military and been dispatched to the battlefields overseas. Jack’s fate in his military service is unknown.

Despite the fact that America is far-flung from the battlefields, the blowback effect of the ongoing Second World War overseas can be felt throughout the country through rationing in terms of food and electricity. Worse still, Rosie Winter has been out of work and not found any acting gigs for half of a year. Coupled with unpaid house rent and other financial constraints, it prompts Winter to seek a job elsewhere.

The turning point comes when Rosie Winter starts working for a particular detective agency. In this light, she gets a secretarial job at the agency, working for a private detective named Jim McCain. Unfortunately for Winter, soon after her hiring her employer is killed by strangulation. Instead of giving up her career and returning to acting, Winter plunges into sleuthing full-on. Winter’s goals are not only finding out the motive for the murder, but also reconciling the late detective’s murder with an unaccounted for play authored by a famed playwright Radolph Fielding.

Kathryn Miller Haines Awards
In 2012, author Kathryn Miller Haines was nominated for the Edgar Award, in the Best Young Adult Novel category. Haines was nominated thanks to her book entitled The Girl is Murder; the novel was published in June 2011 and is the first book in a similarly titled series of books.

In 2002, Kathryn Miller Haines clinched the Outstanding Playwright Award; the prize was awarded during the Pittsburg New Works Festival for Haines’ play entitled The Fellowship of Actors and Directors. The play was hailed as the Best Play of year in 2002 at the Donna Awards.

Best Kathryn Miller Haines Books
The following is a selection of Haine’s three finest works from her bibliography. The first one is the just described book entitled The War Against Miss Winter.

The second one is the award-nominated book entitled The Girl is Murder. It features protagonist Iris, then aged fifteen. The story is set in 1942 when Anderson’s father, a one-legged war veteran, returns from war and his detective business. Because of his disability, he ends up getting help from Iris. She is all too eager to help when she learns to one of his cases involves a boy from her school.

The third one is the book called The Girl is Trouble; incidentally, this is the second book in The Girl is Murder series, and was initially published in July 2012. After a frosty father-daughter relationship, protagonist Iris Anderson has since reconciled with her father. The rules are that she can help out at the detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his style. However, when Iris uncovers some details about her mother’s death she’s thrown into her own, personal investigation.

Other Book Series You May Like
Readers who like books authored by Kathryn Miller Haines also like the following series of books. The first one is called Manor House Mystery series, authored by Kate Kingsbury. Set in England during the Second World War, these murder mysteries feature protagonist Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton.

The second one is called Louise Pearlie series, penned by Sarah R. Shaber. This literary series is set in Washington, D.C during the early 1940s; it features protagonist Louise Pearlie, a youthful widow who serves as a clerk for the defunct OSS, a Second World War-era American intelligence agency. The third one is titled Marjorie McClelland Mystery series, a literary series authored by Amy Patricia Meade. This series features a youthful and established woman of letters called Marjorie McClelland who teams up with her wealthy British heartthrob on her quest for solving murder mysteries.

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