Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekend Book Give-Away: The Girl is Murder

Looking for a sweet mix of historical fiction and mystery? This week's book give-away is The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines.

In 1942 New York City, fifteen-year-old Iris grieves for her mother who committed suicide and for the loss of her life of privilege, and secretly helps her father with his detective business since he, having lost a leg at Pearl Harbor, struggles to make ends meet.

I love the elegance of the cover, which makes me think of all those dark noir detective movies with all the men wearing hats, and the ladies looking glamorous and chic. But instead of the girl playing the femme fatal, it looks like she is going to be the one to save the day here! (At least I hope so).

To win this book, tell me about your favorite mystery, and what you love about it. (Mine is The Beekeeper's Apprentice...16 year old American orphan meets Sherlock Holmes, and proves she is every bit his match!)

Drawing will take place Tuesday August 16th. Look here for the winner!


~Jordan Family said...

My favorite mystery of all time is Premonitions by Judy Blundell. I couldnt put it down! It is about a young girl named Gracie who has premonitions, and she cant get rid of them or do anything about them. Then her friend Emily disappears and she must use her premonitions to find her. In the process, she herself gets kidnapped and must find a way to escape. It is such a great book and everyone should read it!!!

Unknown said...

My favorite Mystery is The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie. I loved it because, well, Christie is genius. But also because I love the whole alphabet aspect that the serial killer focuses on. Plus the ending is something you could never see coming. I read it very quickly and would definitely read it again!

Maddy E. said...

My favorite mystery is the Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. It is about the heirs of Sam Westing. Sam gives each of them ( afterhe dies) $10,000 to find out who killed Sam Westing. It is a game for the sixteen random heirs. This book is super good! I have been trying to convince my sister to read it for years after I read it.

Rachael said...

Am I too late?
Unfortunately, I can't remember the title of my favorite mystery. We had it as a book on tape and I haven't heard it in years.
However, I do love Sherlock Holmes.

Dawn said...

This week's winner is the teen member of the Jordan Family! Email me your name and home library and I'll send the book your way :D