by: Kathryn Miller Haines
Young Adult Historical/Mystery
I liked the voice in this book a lot; Iris is a bit naive, and her new friends definitely let her know it. There are a lot of fun '40s phrases and slang. I listened to the audiobook, which was wonderfully narrated (would recommend). Iris gets into trouble, but it always feels like "safe" trouble; nothing too shocking, and it's all couched in historical context. One nitpick is the Goodreads blurb compares this series to the TV show Veronica Mars, but the only similarity is teen girls who sleuth and have a single dad; Iris and Veronica as characters are completely different and the tone is not even the same. So, this is not historical Veronica Mars, but it's still a fun read.