A Child Lost by Michelle Cox Ep54 Desideratum

Michelle Cox – the author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series – talks about how her spunky, sleuthing, sexy character Henrietta is based on a real woman. We’re talking about book 5 in the series – A Child Lost – where multiple story lines of crime and passion weave together. It’s easy to pick up the threads even if you’re new to Henrietta’s adventures. And, while there aren’t any cliff hanging loose ends, you will find clues to draw you to Book 6, which is coming out this fall.  You’ll hear us talk about the book’s theme of lost children and the way poetry worked its way into this 1930’s story.  You’ll also hear a few minutes from the audiobook narrated by Jayne Entwistle – an Audie Finalist –  A Voice Arts Award winner – known for her work on book series – who you might have also seen acting in television shows like The Good Place.   Thanks to Brooke Warner at She Writes Press for connecting me to Michelle. If you’d like to hear more – please look for the audiobook of A child Lost on – I found all 5 of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard books in’s library  – as well as more than 80 books narrated by Jayne Entwistle. Using this affiliate link supports the podcast and a local book store of your choice. Book 6 in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series will be out this fall. Check out Michelle's blog Novel Notes and Local Lore on her website.  Thanks for listening! — Support this podcast:
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When Theresa was five years old, her parents let her play with a reel to reel recorder and a budding journalist was born. She loved recording her version of the news, emulating Walter Cronkite’s “That’s the Way It Is”.

Theresa’s family moved a lot. They eventually settled in south central TX, where she graduated from high school and earned a degree in Mass Communications from Texas Lutheran University.

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