A Promise Given

· A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel Book 3 · She Writes Press
3.8
8 reviews
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“Downton Abbey meets Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries!”

“Series fans will cheer the beginning of Clive and Henrietta’s private investigation business in an entry with welcome echoes of Pride and Prejudice.”
Publishers Weekly

“The mix of sleuthing and aristocratic life pairs well with Rhys Bowen’s Royal Spyness series.” Booklist

“A story full of family secrets, twisted plots, and a striking English setting, A Promise Given is the perfect novel for fans of Sherlock Holmes.” Brit + Co.

This third book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series provides a delightful romp through the English countryside and back.

Anxious to be married, Henrietta and Clive push forward with their wedding plans despite their family differences, made worse now by Oldrich Exley’s attempts to control the Von Harmons. When the long-awaited wedding day arrives, there is more unfolding than just Clive and Henrietta’s vows of love. Stanley and Elsie’s relationship is sorely tested by the presence of the dashing Lieutenant Harrison Barnes-Smith and by Henrietta’s friend Rose—a situation that grows increasingly dark and confused as time goes on.

As Clive and Henrietta begin their honeymoon at Castle Linley, the Howards’ ancestral estate in England, they encounter a whole new host of characters, including the eccentric Lord and Lady Linley and Clive’s mysterious cousin, Wallace. When a man is murdered in the village on the night of a house party at the Castle, Wallace comes under suspicion—and Clive and Henrietta are reluctantly drawn into the case, despite Clive’s anxiety at involving his new bride and Henrietta’s distracting news from home.

Delicately attempting to work together for the first time, Clive and Henrietta set out to prove Wallace’s innocence, uncovering as they do so some rather shocking truths that will shake the Linley name and estate forever.
3.8
8 reviews
A Google user
Henrietta and Clive's wedding finally arrived and they are off on their honeymoon starting in England. There is eventually a murder but not really much of a mystery story, more of a family saga. So a ...
A Google user
Wedding bells! Wedding bells!! Wedding bells!!! Is the wedding and celebration to be the bride's wishes or will she have to accept all the plans of her future Mother-in-law Antonia? Can the wedding ...
A Google user
Finally back to being a mystery novel.... although it did take quite a long time to get to the mystery. Henrietta & Clive are now married, her family is ensconced in an upper class neighborhood with ...

About the author

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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