Do you know what a ’26 girl’ was?
Michelle Cox’s Henrietta and Inspector Howard novels have been described as Downton Abbey meets the Miss Fischer mysteries. Set in Chicago and England between the two world wars, each book has a mystery to solve, but also explores the evolving relationship between feisty Henrietta Von Harmon and battle weary ex-soldier and heir to his family’s fortune and title, Clive Howard.
Michelle reads from the newest book in the series, A Child Lost, and shares where the idea for the series came from, what inspires her to write about a sometimes ignored era, and just what a ’26 girl’ was.
This week’s mystery author
Michelle Cox is the award-winning author of The Henrietta and Inspector Howard series, which is a historical mystery/romantic suspense series, set in Chicago in the 1930s. It has been described as “Downton Abbey meets Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” and has won over 40 awards to date. Likewise, the series has been praised by Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, Popsugar, Publishers Weekly, Elle, Brit and Co. and many, many more.
Michelle lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three children, where she is hard at work on a new novel. Before writing took over her life, she used to enjoy gardening, baking, big band music and the odd board game.
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