Although this is a somewhat predictable mystery, I really loved it. The author really draws you into the time period...the 1940s during the war. We as the reader get to experience food shortages, war bonds, the black market, the life of a New York stage actress, and the slang of the '40s. I really enjoyed it very much. This is the 2nd of 4 books in the Rosie Winter series. I sure hope she continues to write more Rosie Winter books!