When Winter Returns

When Winter Returns

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"Kathryn Miller Haines perfectly captures the feel, sights and sounds of New York in the 1940s....A lot of fun."
--Rhys Bowen



Aspiring actress and sometime sleuth Rosie Winter is back in When Winter Returns--the fourth installment of Kathryn Miller Haines's atmospheric and suspenseful World War II era mystery series. Fans of historical whodunits like the Maisie Dobbs books by Jacqueline Winspear--and readers who love stories of feisty female sleuths, like Alexander McCall Smith's #1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels--will thrill to Rosie's big city adventures, as she encounters espionage on her own doorstep.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 333 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061579572
  • 9780061579578
  • 999,698

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Back from their USO stint in the South Pacific in the fall of 1943, Rosie Winter and her best friend, Jayne, head upstate to visit the home of Jayne's recently deceased fiance. But what they find leaves Rosie wondering if the man ever existed to begin with.

As Rosie searches for the truth behind his identity--and a way to help heal Jayne's broken heart--she faces an unpleasant homecoming of her own. The newspapers are filled with tales of saboteurs infiltrating the East Coast. Her ex, Jack Castlegate, is also back in Manhattan, nursing severe war injuries, under scrutiny for desertion, and engaged to a gorgeous WAC private. Rosie and Jayne's friend Al is in hiding and no one seems willing to help him out.

Desperate to make things right, Rosie finds herself telling lie after lie to protect her friends and herself. But as her deceit mounts and lures danger out of hiding, she starts to wonder if they weren't all safer on the warfront than they are on the home front.
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Review quote

"[Haines's] careful re-creation of the pop culture and lingo of the era steal the show."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on When Winter Returns
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Rating details

190 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 21% (40)
4 47% (90)
3 27% (52)
2 3% (5)
1 2% (3)
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