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A Child Lost (Henrietta and Inspector Howard #5)

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A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl . . .

When Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on the edge of town who is suspected of robbing people of their valuables. What begins as an open and shut
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Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by She Writes Press
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    Nursebookie
    This is my first-time reading Michelle Coxs dynamic duo, Henrietta and Inspector Howard, a Historical Fiction mystery set in 1930s Chicago. This is the fifth book in the series and read well as a stand alone for me.

    In this installment of the series, Henrietta is going through depression given a recent miscarriage and Clive (Inspector Howard) knows that a new case will certainly cure the blues for Henrietta. The cases they take involve an asylum, a hypnotist, and a lost child.

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    Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
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    Entertaining is just one word I would use to describe this book. This is the fifth book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. I did not read the first 4 books. This one can be read as a stand alone book. I was not lost at all, it felt like I knew the characters and I hated to see this book come to an end.
    4 stars and I recommend it.
    The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.
    Toya
    Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Calling all historical fiction and mystery fans! A Child Lost is the fifth installment of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series but dont let that deter you because it can be enjoyed as a standalone!

    Henrietta is going through severe depression as she copes with a recent miscarriage. Clive (Inspector Howard) is at his wits end trying to help. He ultimately decides that the best thing for Henrietta is to feel needed by immersing herself in a new case.

    Rather than once case, Henrietta and Clive
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    Chelsie
    Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I think this one is my favorite inspector novel so far! A child with a missing mother, Elsie tangled up with another man, and Clive being called upon to look into a shady spiritualist woman. Their private investigator business seems to be booming even though the cases may seem to be that they will be easily solved. But they have to start somewhere, right?

    Elsie calls Henrietta asking to meet, she has something important she wants to discuss. Henrietta, having been ill forces herself to meet Elsie
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    Linda Zagon
    Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "A Child Lost" by Michelle Cox, She Writes Press, April 29, 2020, for Suzy Approved Book Tours

    Michelle Cox, author  "A Child Lost" has written an intriguing, intense, captivating and suspenseful novel. The Genres for this novel are Mystery, Suspense, Fiction, with a touch of Historical Events. The timeline for this story is in the 1930s in Chicago. The author describes her dramatic cast of characters as complex and complicated. 

    This is one of the series of books in
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    Mick Dubois
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Its 1936 in Chicago
    Elsie, Henriettas sister, is now a student at Mondelein an all-women faculty in Chicago. There she befriends the German custodian whos looking after a little girl, 5-year-old Anna. She was left in his mothers boarding house back home in Germany by Liesel who went to America to look for Annas father. Gunther has now followed her to the USA because Anna suffers from epilepsy (what was considered a mental illness at the time or even possession by the devil by the less educated
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    Margaret
    Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Another great book in this series, however, I have to admit; this one is my favorite! Based on a romantic plot between two charming and witty characters, the story has some mysterious twists and turns. I just love it and can't wait to read more and to find out what happens next. I hope Cox will not let me wait for too long!!!! Strongly recommend this book to all of you who love romance with suspense, super entertaining! Best Birthday gift idea for those of you who don't know what to get for ...more
    Judy Tucker
    Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    A Child Lost id an intriguing story set in the 1930's. The detectives have their hands full. An orphan, an asylum, a seance and then family and friends needing help plus their own health. Lots of action and plot twist that keep you reading until the end.
    Pam Fleming
    Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I received an ARC from the author. The opinions
    In this review are my own

    This novel is a continuation of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. The author successfully weaves the lives of several characters through this historical fiction novel. Henrietta and Clive are struggling to launch their careers as detectives. Meanwhile Elsie continues to question her future. Intertwined in the novel include settings of the home of a medium with psychic powers who hosts a seance and Dunning Hospital
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    Carolyn Breckinridge
    Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing

    Author Michelle Cox has knocked it totally out of the park with her soon-to-be-released novel, A Child Lost, the fifth in her Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. This novel is worthy of six or seven stars, and fans of historical mystery/romance would be wise to delve into her multi-award winning series set in Chicago in the 1930s. (A Girl Like You, A Ring of Truth, A Promise Given, A Veil Removed.)
    A Child Lost continues to follow the marital union of two families, one that was once indigent
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    Cheryle
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    From the very first paragraph the reader is back in the world of 1930's Chicago populated by Elsie and Gunther and Henrietta and Clive. This book is the fifth in the series by Michelle Cox and to me the best yet.
    Henrietta is recovering from the miscarriage and Clive is striving to bring her out of her depression when not just one case but two investigations are available for the couple who are starting a private investigation business.
    The first case is to help Henrietta's sister and her friend
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    Kristie Dilcher
    Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Ive read all the book in the series and with each addition both the storyline and writing gets better and better. The writing is very well done and well developed. I feel like I know and can relate to the characters. The story flows so nicely from chapter to chapter that the reader is never bored. It was such a fun and entertaining read. I highly recommend this novel and the others in the series to readers who want a good historical mystery. Trust me you wont be disappointed. ...more
    Pat
    Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Just when I thought she couldn't get any better -- SHE DOES IT AGAIN!! What starts out to be what Clive believes a " distraction" to help poor Henrietta , becomes oh so much more.....The ups & downs, the ins and outs of this story are awesome. This is one story I will not forget.. Thrilling/ Passionate/ Intriguing ( highly) / thrilling to say the least!! A great mystery leaving you with the feeling of something bigger and slightly more evil maybe coming fir someone .... BUT WHO?? Will it be ...more
    Cassie-Traveling Sister-
    Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
    To say the cover of this book is gorgeous is an understatement! The circling stairs grabs your attention! This was my first book that Ive read in this series and I truly enjoyed it, this was book number five but it could be read as a stand-alone. This is a historical fiction book. The book takes place in Chicago during the 1930s. Having just suffered a miscarriage Henrietta is suffering from depression. Hoping to take her mind off of what happened Inspector Howard decides a new case maybe just ...more
    Michelle Meng
    Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    For someone who hasnt read the first few books in this series, my expectation for this book was quite nerve-racking. Fortunately, I was wrong! A Child Lost can be read as a stand-alone too.
    Cox didnt make the characters confusing and there was always a quick summary to catch me up.
    Based on 1930-40s Chicago, A Child Lost is filled to the brim with rich details and a thrill of a mystery. Not only was it suspenseful and wild, it was also addicting and interesting to read. I truly enjoyed learning
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    Susan Peterson
    Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
    A Child Lost is an entertaining historical mystery set in Chicago in the 1930s the author masterfully combines an intricate plot with complex and fascinating characters. The setting becomes another character, brought to life by this talented author. I enjoyed this book as a stand-alone, but now Im going to go back and read the other books in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series to get to know Henrietta and Clive from the beginning! ...more
    Cheryl
    Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I have become really invested in this series; especially Henrietta and Clive. A Child Lost is the fifth book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series. While, these books could be read as stand alone novels, I do recommend reading them all in chronological order. This way you really get the full experience. Plus, as I said, I have really enjoyed these books so it will not be a problem to read them all.

    It was so kind of Clive to look after Henrietta after the lose of their unborn child. The
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    Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as Novel Notes of Local Lore, a weekly blog dedicated to Chicagos forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. Coincidentally, her ...more

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