It’s 1942, and 15-year-old New Yorker Iris Anderson is dying to help her father, a private detective whose war injury makes it difficult for him to do his work. When Iris discovers that Pop’s latest case involves the disappearance of a boy from her school, she takes it upon herself to become her father’s assistant. Soon she’s sneaking out of the house, lying to almost everyone, and hanging out in tenement apartments and dance halls trying to crack the case. But Iris is in trouble when she gets tangled in her own web of lies and Pop comes reveals some shocking information. The Girl is Murder is a stylish, witty historical mystery with plenty of period detail. If you like it, check out the newly published sequel, The Girl is Trouble.