A Veil Removed (Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series #4)

A Veil Removed (Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series #4)

by Michelle Cox

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Murder is never far from this sexy couple . . . even during the holidays! Their honeymoon abruptly ended by the untimely death of Alcott Howard, Clive and Henrietta return to Highbury, where Clive discovers all is not as it should be. Increasingly convinced that his father’s death was not an accident, Clive launches his own investigation, despite his mother’s belief that he has become “mentally disturbed” with grief. Henrietta eventually joins forces with Clive on their first real case, which becomes darker—and deadlier—than they imagined as they get closer to the truth behind Alcott’s troubled affairs. Meanwhile, Henrietta’s sister, Elsie, begins, at Henrietta’s orchestration, to take classes at a women’s college—an attempt to evade her troubles and prevent any further romantic temptations. When she meets a bookish German custodian at the school, however, he challenges her to think for herself . . . even as she discovers some shocking secrets about his past life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631525049
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 516
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

A Veil Removed (Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series #4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Mike Leathen 3 days ago
Great characters. Loved all the references to life in Chicago in the 1930s.
Anonymous 5 days ago
AWFUL! Did the prior reviews read a different book? Fine, I only made it through a couple of chapters before I dumped it but it was so bad I couldn't continue. It was confusing. (Who is the one that lost - had taken from her - their virginity? Was it the girl that got pregnant or the one that was going to elope with the guy?) Characters weren't likable. Who was who with the characters? Thankfully this was free!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite A Veil Removed is a work of historical murder mystery fiction penned by author Michelle Cox, and forms the fourth book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series of novels, continuing the adventures of couple Clive and Henrietta in the recent historical world of pre Second World War. Their honeymoon ends in tragedy as Alcott, Clive’s father, passes away unexpectedly, but when the couple arrives back in Highbury it seems that the death may be far from natural. As the investigation gets underway, a further drama unfolds with Henrietta’s sister, Elsie, whose new direction at a women’s college takes her to an unexpected meeting with an intriguing figure with a murky past. History fans will fall in love all over again with this latest instalment in a compelling historical drama to rival the likes of Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice. Author Michelle Cox does a fantastic job of keeping the romantic spark alive between the already-established couple, giving them individual development as thrilling heroes, but also bringing them back together in times of crisis. I also really enjoyed Elsie’s storyline, and her dialogue and character development through education bring her to life in a whole new light as the novel develops. The atmosphere of England on the verge of war is superbly well described, setting the series up to continue into a darker, more intense chapter of history. Overall, A Veil Removed marks another triumph in a gorgeously romantic, but also seriously compelling mystery series that continues to enthrall its fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book in a great series.
Cheryl Koch More than 1 year ago
The prior novel took a little bit of a downslide for me. Yet, this book picked me up again. I just love Clive and Henrietta. They have grown stronger with each book and work very well together. Not just because they are married but because of how they work a case. Clive is more of the level headed one whereas; Henrietta uses her instincts. Together they are ying and yang. Additionally, what I liked about this book is the fact that I felt like I got to know Clive better. I got a good glimpse into what his family life was like before Henrietta. After this I felt even more connected with Clive. As far as the mystery went; I was feeling it this time. There was a twist or two as well that I didn't really see coming. I love when this happens. A quick read. If you have not checked out this series yet, you have to. Fans of this series will enjoy this latest offering from author, Michelle Cox.
NCRobin More than 1 year ago
This was my first Henrietta & Inspector Howard novel & I loved it! Henrietta & Clive are such a wonderful team, I adore them. I was really happy for Henrietta's sister, Elsie too. I hope we get updates of her life in future books as well. Gunther seemed very nice. I sure was glad that Neptune got his just rewards. Thanks Michelle Cox for this great story!
RRatliff More than 1 year ago
I am thankful to have had the opportunity to get an advanced reading copy of this book : ) It is well-paced, and the plot alternates between Henrietta, Clive, and Elsie. Elsie gets a big part of this book as she struggles with how to move forward after the "events" of the previous book, how to maintain the household and Ma without Henrietta, and new emotions about the options for her future. We have the introduction of some new characters, and we continue to see Clive and Henrietta grow in their marriage. They seem to have gotten past some of the struggles of the last book and seem to have matured in their relationship. Henrietta is finding her place as Mrs. Clive Howard, society lady, and Clive grows to love her independent spirit and optimism more every day. I love the historical details, from the characters' clothes to the architecture, to the society and culture. A most enjoyable read, with a wrap-up to some of the loose ends from the last book, and a new cliffhanger ending. It seems there is more to tell...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I am a huge fan of cozy mysteries and historical fiction, and this one blended those genres seamlessly. I have never read a book in this series before, but now I am going to go back and start at the beginning. I found all the characters to be very likeable and the story was mysterious without being too over-the-top. I loved the writing style and the charm that Michelle managed to infuse every aspect of the story with. I very much enjoyed the cliffhanger ending as well, as it shows me there is more to come! Thank you Michelle for the ARC, I am honored to be one of your early readers!
SusanKC More than 1 year ago
Fans of historical fiction will adore this newest addition in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. This is my first book by this author and I was not disappointed. The series has been on my radar for quite awhile and the first three books of this series reside on my mammoth TBR pile. Although it is apparent that the character arc develops throughout the series, it was not difficult for me to fully immerse myself in the story. The setting can best be described as Downton Abbey meets the mob of 1930's Chicago. It is obvious that Ms. Cox's expertise with historical research and love of the setting make a stunning backdrop in this story. She draws her reader into a world filled with the social restraints and expectations of this time period. I really enjoyed the romance between the newly married couple as they returned home from their honeymoon to grieve the death of a parent. Clive cannot be convinced that the death of his father is accidental. While they newly married couple seek answers surrounding the death of Clive's father, Henrietta's sister Elsie is forging a new path of her own. While this is a mystery, it is also a story of family. It is a story of grieving, and of redemption. There was plenty of mystery, danger and romance to hold my attention until I reached the last page. Although the mystery was solved by the end of the story, the author expertly included a cliffhanger that will have me waiting impatiently for the next installment in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.