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Kathryn Miller Haines Books In Order

Publication Order of Rosie Winter Mystery Books

The War Against Miss Winter (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter of Her Discontent (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter in June (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Winter Returns (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Iris Anderson Books

The Girl Is Murder (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Is Trouble (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl from Yesterday (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kathryn Miller Haines, who is an American citizen, is a novelist, playwright and doubles up as an actress. Other occupations of Haines include serving at the University of Pittsburgh as a director in a music-oriented department and working as a librarian in the said institution. She also serves in a theater company in the capacity of an artistic director. Haines, who is a quadragenarian, was born in 1971. Haines spent her formative years in San Atonio upon Texas but is presently a western Pennsylvania resident 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 Pittsburg wherein she got her Master of Fine Arts in the late 1990s.

Kathryn Miller Haines’ niche is especially historical fiction, mystery and thriller books, and the young adult niche. Haine’s bibliography comprises of plays, two series– a doulogy and quadrilogy– and a recently published book that is her hitherto only standalone novel.

Kathryn Miller Haines: Formative Years of Writing and Inspiration
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, watched movies, studied photos and maps, and read suchlike books.

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 is an autodidactic learner and coupled with her academic achievements, prompted her to start writing books in the mystery niche.

Section on Books
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 (especially 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. Meet 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 bosom friend called Jayne who is not only an actress too but doubles up as Winter’s roommate. Winter also has a boyfriend, called Jack, who has since joined military and, subsequently, has 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 in New York City through rationing in terms of food and electricity. Worse still, Rosie Winter has not found any acting gig for half an year. Coupled with unpaid house rent and other financial constraints, it prompts Winter to seek a job elsewhere.

The turning point in Kathryn Miller Haines first book in the Rosie Winter Mystery series, The War Against Miss Winter, is when Rosie Winter starts working for a particular detective agency. In this light, she gets a secretarial job at the agency, working for a specific private detective called Jim McCain. Unfortunately for Winter, her employer is killed by strangulation. Consequently, 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 called Radolph Fielding in this enrapturing debut book.

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 proffered during the Pittsburg New Works Festival courtesy of Haines’ play entitled The Fellowship of Actors and Directors. The said play was hailed as the Best Play of year 2002 for the Donna Awards.

Best Kathryn Miller Haines Books
Kathryn Miller Haines has a notable bibliography juxtaposed with the year that she debuted. 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; set in 1942, Anderson’s father is one-legged war veteran and since he cannot handle exerting tasks, Anderson assists him in his sleuthing work.

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 watershed moment comes when Anderson chances upon shocking photos relating to her mother who Anderson hitherto believed killed herself; the photos suggest otherwise, prompting Anderson to start sleuthing.

Other Book Series You May Like
Readers who liked the books authored by Kathryn Miller Haines also liked the following suchlike 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 quadrilogy 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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