Title: A Veil Removed
Published by: She Writes Press
Release Date: April 30, 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction
A Veil Removed
(Henrietta and Inspector Howard #4)
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.
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Praise for A Veil Removed
"This is a wonderfully-written, engaging story with excellent character treatment and a thrilling mystery."
"Entertaining…Composed of large dollops of romance and a soupcon of mystery, this confection will appeal."
"History fans will fall in love all over again with this latest installment in a compelling historical drama to rival the likes of Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice. A Veil Removed marks another triumph in a gorgeously romantic, but also seriously compelling mystery series."
"Cox draws textured visuals of a 1930s Chicago mansion replete with cherrywood drink carts, embroidered goose down pillows, brand new wireless radios, Worth gowns, Rothschild coats, and the music of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. It puts us back in the romantically turbulent 1930s Chicago. This engaging story charms us."
'These two are a delight as an investigative duo. They work well together and their banter is delightful. If you are looking for a clever series to read this will be for you!”'
"As Henrietta’s extended family continues to develop, they are rewarded with stories of their own in this engaging historical-mystery series."
"I love how the author provides readers with historical details such as clothing, architecture, society and culture. As with each of the books in this series, I found all the characters to be very likable and the stories are mysterious without being too much. Ms. Cox has a great writing style and the characters are very well written."
"One only has to watch Michelle Cox’s rapid and ongoing rise to the national literary stage to realize her skills and talents."
"This story is a wonderful blend of romance, family life, mystery and history! A Veil Removed is the fourth book and, so far, my favorite."
"In this fourth novel of the series, murder, mystery, delicious romance, adventurous romp, and lush writing are all here, with an added depth and poignancy as the series’ beloved characters struggle to come to terms with the real meaning of love, loyalty and self-determination."
"Clive and Henrietta are a romantic and appealing couple, who just seem to be made for one another. As more than one veil was removed, secrets were revealed, vision was cleared and better choices were made available. Wonderful storytelling and a very enjoyable read!"
"The writing is excellent with superb storytelling and great character building. I'm totally invested in this series, in the world of Henrietta, Clive, and their respective families. I feel like these novels could be turned into a TV miniseries."