Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Book Tour: A Spying Eye by Michelle Cox

Book Details:

Book Title A Spying Eye: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel by Michelle Cox
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+), 256 pages
Genre Historical Mystery
Publisher She Writes Press
Release dates:   Oct 25, 2022
Content Rating: R:
 There are some swear words peppered throughout (not many) and 2 explicit sex scenes (tasteful, but more than a PG-13 scene)

Book Description:

In A Spying Eye, Clive and Henrietta return to Europe in an attempt to resurrect their failed honeymoon. While in London, they are approached by their old friend, Inspector John Hartle, who convinces them to search for the missing panel of the Ghent Altarpiece, a famous Renaissance painting, of which Hitler’s top men are also in pursuit.

Meanwhile, back in Chicago, Oldrich Exley threatens to cut off financial support for the entire Von Harmon brood if Elsie continues with her plan to marry Gunther―a situation made worse by the sudden appearance of one Heinrich Meyer, who claims to be little Anna’s father and threatens to take her away. Desperate, Elsie seeks the help of Clive’s sister, Julia, who is herself the victim of domestic abuse and who has fallen under the spell of a handsome Texas millionaire bent on acquiring a rare painting from the Howard collection.

​Clive and Henrietta’s search takes them to Chateau du Freudeneck in Strasbourg, France―the ancient seat of the Von Harmons and home to three eccentric distant relatives. What begins as a wild goose chase turns decidedly more deadly when several Nazi officers also arrive at the chateau in search of a “valuable item.” When Henrietta and Clive attempt to flee after Henrietta uncovers a shocking truth, they are forced to trust themselves to a suspicious French servant who seems all-too willing to help . . .

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Meet the Author:

Michelle Cox is the author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. Her books have won over 50 international awards and have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Foreword, Elle, Redbook, Brit&Co., POPSUGAR, Buzzfeed, and many others.

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. She lives in Chicago with her husband, three children, and one naughty Goldendoodle and is hard at work on her latest novel. 

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Enter the Giveaway:

A Spying Eye Book Tour Giveaway

My Review: 

I had the pleasure of reading the first five books from the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series by Michelle Cox and was happy to know there was another release. The sixth installment, A Spying Eye, is a great addition to it. Even though readers probably could get by reading this as a stand alone, I highly recommend to read the series in order to experience what had happened previously.
In A Spying Eye, it was great catching up with the fabulous duo, Clive and Henrietta. I have adored them in the other books and it seems I adore them even more each one I pick up a new story. This time around their tale stretches around the world. I felt like I was on the journey with them trying to figure what they would discover next. I loved the historical details that were so vivid, giving me a perfect vision of what was going on. I loved it.

I am giving A Spying Eye a very well deserved five plus stars. I know many readers and fans of mystery, suspense and historical romance will definitely love this one. I am not ready to say good bye to this series and hope there will be more to come from the Henrietta and Inspector Howard. I would love to know what else Michelle Cox has in store for Clive and Henrietta in upcoming novels. 

I received a paperback advanced reader copy of A Spying Eye from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Sounds like a great book I really like the cover!

  2. Lovely cover, A Spying Eye sounds like a mystery for me and my granddaughter enjoy, thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Locks, Hooks and Books, for sharing your review!

    Have a marvelous day!

  3. Thank you for sharing your awesome review of A Spying Eye, this sounds like a must read book and series for me and I am looking forward to meeting all of the characters

  4. This sounds so good. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. This sounds so good. Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Sounds like a great read. Love the cover! :)

  7. So thrilled you enjoyed it, Amy! Thanks for this lovely review!