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The Winter of Her Discontent: A Rosie Winter Mystery (Rosie Winter Mysteries) Paperback – June 24, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Tangled web, indeed. I enjoyed the skillfully woven-in history even more than the mystery.
However, as opening night looms, Rosie feels good she has not been fired (so far). Someone kills one of the stars Paulette; shockingly Rosie's friend Al, the small time thug who works for Jayne's boyfriend Tony as an elbow breaker, confesses. Rosie does not believe Al committed the crime, so sets out to prove he is innocent even while dealing with beefless nights and starlets, as broke as she, live lives of luxury.
Although the final dance number seems somewhat anticlimactic, THE WINTER OF HER DISCONTENT is an entertaining WW II era New York tale. The amateur sleuth elements and the danger to Rosie and Jayne come late as the story line focuses on how the war impact people at home who sacrifice (some in strange ways like the black market repast industry that surfaces) to support the cause. Fans will enjoy this period piece in which the tidbits supersede the whodunit (see THE WAR AGAINST MISS WINTER for her previous home front WW II experience).
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I ran across this series by accident, but became a fan after the first few paragraphs. I felt at home with the time frame, having grown up during WWII, and it was such fun to spend... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Elizabeth deVries
I wouldn't call it a mystery. There is an element of a mystery but mostly it's about the lives of struggling actresses and dancers in the 1940's. I won't buy her work again.Published on May 21, 2013 by Virginia Hendrickson
The Winter of Her Discontent is the second book in the Rosie Winter series by Kathryn Miller Haines and it's a winner for sure. Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by Tamela Mccann
Incredible storyline with strong, believable, lovable characters one can't get enough of.
Aside from a few historical flaws -- especially characters using colloquial... Read more
Haines second foray into 1940s wartime is just as fun and even more relevant with its creative and original plot. Read morePublished on February 11, 2009 by DECODAME
The Winter of Her Discontent by Kathryn Miller Haines is the second book in the Rosie Winters series. Read morePublished on August 22, 2008 by Christina Lockstein