The Girl is Murder, written by Kathryn Miller Haines, tells the story of Iris Anderson, a 15 year old girl, who moves to a new neighborhood of New York City, and discovers she's got a knack for the private eye biz. 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.
“Adult mystery author Haines's YA debut is a meticulously crafted slow burn…. Haines writes gracefully, immersing readers in Iris's perceptive thoughts, suffering, and transformation. Nuanced relationships and a social climate shadowed by ethnic tension and war result in a compelling reflection on a complex era.” --Publishers Weekly