Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: A Child Lost by Michelle Cox

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Series Title A CHILD LOST (A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel #5) by Michelle Cox
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)
Genre Historical Mystery
Publisher She Writes Press
Release dates:   April 2020
Content Rating: R:
My book is rated R for 2 sex scenes that are somewhat explicit but which are tastefully done. There is periodic swearing (not excessive), but no violence.


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 case becomes more complicated, however, when Henrietta―much to Clive’s dismay―begins to believe the spiritualist's strange ramblings.

Meanwhile, Elsie begs Clive and Henrietta to help her and the object of her budding love, Gunther, locate the whereabouts of one Liesel Klinkhammer, the German woman Gunther has traveled to America to find and the mother of the little girl, Anna, whom he has brought along with him. The search leads them to Dunning Asylum, where they discover some terrible truths about Liesel. When the child, Anna, is herself mistakenly admitted to the asylum after an epileptic fit, Clive and Henrietta return to Dunning to retrieve her. This time, however, Henrietta begins to suspect that something darker may be happening. When Clive doesn’t believe her, she decides to take matters into her own hands . . . with horrifying results.


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 Chicago's 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 books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and many others, so she might be on to something. Unbeknownst to most, Michelle hoards board games she doesn't have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also marmalade.

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My Review: 

A Child Lost is the fifth installment from the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. It is my first book I have read from this series and my first introduction to books written by Michelle Cox. Even though this one is part of a series, I believe it can be read as stand alone. Although, I would love to know what happened in the previous books. I very much enjoyed this story. The author did a great job describing the setting and detailing vividly the historical era. It was full of adventure, action, mystery and suspense. I could not figure out or predict what was going to happen from page to page. I was fully engaged with this tale and wanted to know what Henrietta or Clive would do next. Henrietta was my favorite character and felt a connection to her from the start. I only intended to read just one chapter before bed. But I could not help but to keep reading and wound up staying up late until I finished the whole book.

I am giving A Child Lost four and a half stars. I would love to catch up on the first four books from the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series to find out what had happened prior to this one. I will be looking for more by this author in the near future. This one was a great read. It is most definitely not one to be missed. I recommend it for readers who enjoy a well written suspense filled novels. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion. 


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful historical mystery series.

  2. Thanks so much for this amazing review, Amy! I'm beyond thrilled that you enjoyed it. I can't believe you read it in one night!! What a compliment - you've completely made my day! week! Thanks so much!