Title: A Spying Eye
Published by: She Writes Press
Release Date: October 25, 2022
Genre: Historical Mystery
A Spying Eye
(Henrietta and Inspector Howard #6)
In this sixth book of the series, 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 . . .
Praise for A Spying Eye
"A fun and spunky heroine, a plot involving an old castle in Strasbourg make this a fast-paced, delightful read."
"An exciting mystery with engaging characters. It kept me guessing to the end!"
“A fabulously entertaining novel, start to finish.”
“The second enjoyable feature of this novel lies in the love story binding Clive and Henrietta, who display a humorous yet profound rapport with one another; their romance is a mix of intelligence and sensuality.”
“Romantic, sexy, and fulfilling, Henrietta and Clive Howard finally live out their unbridled passion for each other’s intellect and charm—while solving a case!”
“As usual, Cox weaves together an intricate plot . . . and keeps readers unsure about what’s fact and what’s fiction – which brings another dimension to her smoothly-written mysteries.”
“Impossible to put down. The author does a beautiful job transporting readers to another time and place--but giving her characters and situations enough modern drama to keep the story interesting and relatable!”
“A tour de force with a triple-layered plot that weaves between France, England, and America—with the world on the edge of WW II. A Spying Eye has something for everyone—mystery, mischief, and most of all love.”
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