"What a blast from the past.
Haines perfectly captures the feel, sights and sounds of New York in
the 1940s. Her Rosie (not a riveter but struggling actress and
reluctant sleuth) is feisty, mouthy and a lot of fun."
Rhys Bowen, author of The Molly Murphy and
Constable Evans Mysteries
describes thespian combativeness and audition politics…But her
real success is her pitch-perfect rendering of the early ‘40s,
from rationing to java stops at the automat.”
assured debut ... is a fun romp, though the author, herself a
playwright and actor, provides some dark commentary on avant-garde
theater and war as well as an unexpected and wicked twist in the
novel's final act."