A Child Lost (Henrietta and Inspector Howard #5)
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 ...more
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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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4 stars and I recommend it.
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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 ...more
Elsie calls Henrietta asking to meet, she has something important she wants to discuss. Henrietta, having been ill forces herself to meet Elsie ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
It was so kind of Clive to look after Henrietta after the lose of their unborn child. The ...more