Haines, Kathryn Miller The Girl Is Murder
342 pp. Roaring Brook ISBN 978-1-59643-609-1 $16.99
(3) Iris wants to help her father, who was wounded at Pearl Harbor, with his detective work. When her classmate disappears, Iris takes it upon herself to track him down. It's 1942 New York--zoot suits and the jitterbug are in vogue--and the historical setting comes vividly to life in this fast-paced mystery, with its likable (but naive) heroine.