A Child Lost


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$16.95  $15.76
She Writes Press
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Michelle Cox is the author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series, a mystery/romance saga set in 1930s Chicago often described as "Downton Abbey meets Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries." To date, the series has won over sixty international awards and has received positive reviews from Library Journal (starred), Booklist (starred), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and various media outlets, such as Popsugar, Buzzfeed, Redbook, Elle, Brit&Co., Bustle, Culturalist, Working Mother, and many others. Cox also pens the wildly popular Novel Notes of Local Lore, a weekly blog that chronicles the lives of Chicago's forgotten residents. She lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and three children and is hard at work on her next novel.



2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards): Gold Winner in Book Series - Fiction
2021 Independent Press Awards: Winner, Romantic Suspense AND Distinguished Favorite Audiobook
2021 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards: Gold Winner in Fiction: Mystery & Thriller AND Silver Winner in Audiobook: Fiction
2021 Illinois Women's Press Association Winner for Adult Fiction
15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist in Mystery AND Finalist in Regional Fiction/Midwest
2021 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award: Finalist
2020 Best Book Awards Winner in Mystery
2020 Shelf Unbound Indie Book Awards, Longlisted
2020 Foreword Book Awards Gold Winner in Mystery
2020 Best Book Awards Winner in Romantic Suspense
2020 CIBA Mystery & Mayhem Book Awards First Place Winner
2020 CIBA Clue Book Awards Semi-Finalist
2020 CIBA Chatelaine Book Awards (Romance) Finalist
2020 Readers' Favorite Book Awards: Mystery (Sleuth) Finalist
2020 American Fiction Awards: Historical Mystery/Suspense Winner; Romantic Suspense Winner
2020 International Book Awards: Cross Genre Finalist
2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Best Series Finalist
Zibby Owens Book Awards: Best Acknowledgements Finalist


" A Child Lost is undoubtedly a novel that should not be missed--the story is genius, flawlessly written, and wildly entertaining! A thrilling five stars!"
--The Red Headed Book Lover

"Once again, Cox delivers the passion and intrigue of Henrietta and Clive with a story that leaps right off the page. A Child Lost is a true thrill . . ."
--Paperback Paris

"Cox writes masterfully in bringing to life in vivid detail a well-researched historical fiction story. The characters' depth and complexity is beautifully written . . . this is a truly enjoyable and addicting series."
--Nurse Bookie

"Cox's delightful storytelling has a bewitching charm that will keep readers glued to their seats with a perfect blend of absorbing historical facts, intriguing mystery, and thrilling romance."
--Readers' Favorite

"Cox has created an authentic and fascinating world in Chicago between the world wars. It is evident that the period and the city have been meticulously researched . . . excellent writing and characters."
--Smorgasbord Book Reviews

"There is not a dull moment in this book. Cox's characters are so well portrayed in their physical traits, their manner of speech, their actions, their personalities as well as through their dilemmas and moments of joy. Cox sure knows how to create characters that are memorable and distinct."
--Library of Clean Reads

"Having already won myriad awards for her novels, this book is, in my opinion, the author's best written yet. The action/suspense at the end of A Child Lost sizzles, and Cox's ability to capture love in many of its varied, authentic forms is mesmerizing. Cox has knocked it totally out of the park."
--Carolyn Breckinridge, author of Kaleidoscope Jane: & Other Stories

"There are several different plots progressing within the story, and they wonderfully weave themselves through and around each other. Through the variety of stories, readers get a taste of the paranormal, mystery, crimes old and new, and plenty of passion. In addition to the well-edited text, what is also done exceptionally well is characterization."
--Hall Ways Book Blog

"Michelle Cox's Henrietta and Inspector Howard series is a delightful mix of historical fiction and intrigue with a bit of saucy lovemaking tossed in. In A Child Lost, the fifth book, she adds spooky. Right away, we're swept into the story . . ."
--Book Trib

". . . vivid descriptive prose and historical accuracy."
--Publishers Weekly