Okay, technically this book came out yesterday, but I'm counting it as my Waiting on Wednesday, because I've been waiting for SO LONG (aka since March) for it to come out. I haven't gotten it yet, so I'm still waiting . . .
The Girl is Murder
by Kathryn Miller Haines
352 pages, Roaring Brook Press
July 19, 2011
It's the Fall of 1942 and Iris's world is rapidly changing. Her Pop is back from the war with a missing leg, limiting his ability to do the physically grueling part of his detective work. Iris is dying to help, especially when she discovers that one of Pop's cases involves a boy at her school. Now, instead of sitting at home watching Deanna Durbin movies, Iris is sneaking out of the house, double crossing her friends, and dancing at the Savoy till all hours of the night. There's certainly never a dull moment in the private eye business.
I was basically borderline obsessed with Nancy Drew growing up. I'm pretty sure I've read most, if not all, of the original books. So since this book has got a Nancy Drew vibe going on, you can count me in! Also, um, I LOVE THE COVER!