A Spying Eye: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel by Michelle Cox

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A Spying Eye: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel
  • Title: A Spying Eye: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel
  • Author: Michelle Cox
  • Series: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel 6
  • Genre: Historical Mystery, Historical Romance, Women Sleuths
  • Where to find it: Goodreads, BookBub, Amazon


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 . . .

About the Author of A Spying Eye, Award Winning Author Michelle Cox

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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  1. Thank you for sharing your review of A Spying Eye, this sounds like a great story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

  2. I enjoyed the video of A Spying Eye and I do believe that my granddaughter and I will really enjoy reading this book!

    Thanks for sharing it wit me and have a fabulous weekend!

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