A Veil Removed (Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series Book #4) by Michelle Cox

Book #1 Review HERE
Book #2 Review HERE
Book #3 Review HERE
Book #5 Review HERE
Synopsis -

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.

Review - 

I enjoyed that, while romance and how the different classes lived still were a part of A Promise Given, they received a little less attention in this new book.  However, book #4 still continues to follow the lives and challenges of the main characters - Henrietta, Clive, and one step below them, Elsie. 

Clive and Henrietta returned early from their honeymoon following the death of Clive's father.  Clive's cop instincts serve him well. He feels his father's death wasn't an accident as everyone wants him to believe, but on this point he stands alone. Readers discover before Clive what happened through flashbacks featuring his father.  How did the danger develop and who is behind it is laid bare. There is danger rising again for Clive and Henrietta, with an old nemesis returning to exact revenge. Clive may again be face with the prospect of losing his beloved.

Meanwhile Henrietta helps Elsie defy their grandfather's wishes to make a wedding match and enrolls her in a residential women's college. Here she meets a German custodian whose life is riddled with secrets. The closing chapter ends by opening the door on what this mystery is every so slightly.

This series is an enjoyable read featuring a blend of history, romance and danger. The one snag for me in book #4 is taking two chapters after the finish of the mystery to close the story down. Usually one is enough to tie up ends. 

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Meet the Author - 
Read my last author interview with Cox HERE!

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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Meet the Narrator -
Jayne Entwistle was born in the North of England and lived in a myriad of places (Vancouver, San Francisco, Tucson, Sequim, Seattle) before landing in Los Angeles. She is an avid improviser who hitched her space-work wagon to Patrick Bristow’s company, Improvatorium, where she studied, taught, directed and performed improv. She is an award-winning audiobook narrator best known for her narration of the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley. She also received the 2015 Odyssey Honour Award for The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry and the 2016 Odyssey Award for, The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. When not inhaling books for work or pleasure, Jayne works in film, television and commercials. The biggest star she has ever worked with is Shaquille O’Neal. He is quite literally THE biggest star she has ever worked with. Ever. He’s really big!


Comments

  1. Thanks, as ever, for your careful read of the story, Marilyn!!! I'm very grateful!

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  2. Thanks, Marilyn! Thrilled that you are enjoying the series!!

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