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A Girl Like You

(2016)
(The first book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series)
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Henrietta Von Harmon works as a 26 girl at a corner bar on Chicago’s northwest side. It’s 1935, but things still aren’t looking up since the big crash and her father’s subsequent suicide, leaving Henrietta to care for her antagonistic mother and younger siblings. Henrietta is eventually persuaded to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance hall—and just when she’s beginning to enjoy herself, the floor matron turns up dead.

When aloof Inspector Clive Howard appears on the scene, Henrietta agrees to go undercover for him—and is plunged into Chicago’s grittier underworld. Meanwhile, she’s still busy playing mother hen to her younger siblings, as well as to pesky neighborhood boy Stanley, who believes himself in love with her and keeps popping up in the most unlikely places, determined to keep Henrietta safe—even from the Inspector, if need be. Despite his efforts, however, and his penchant for messing up the Inspector’s investigation, the lovely Henrietta and the impenetrable Inspector find themselves drawn to each other in most unsuitable ways.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Michelle Cox masterfully recreates 1930s Chicago in A Girl Like You, bringing to life its diverse neighborhoods and eclectic residents, as well as its seedy side. Henrietta and Inspector Howard are the best pair of sleuths I’ve come across in ages - Cox makes us care not just about the case, but about her characters. A fantastic start to what is sure to be a long running series." - Tasha Alexander

"The authentic setting rich in cinematic detail of Chicago during The Great Depression is the perfect backdrop for a plethora of vivid characters in Michele Cox’s novel A Girl Like You?one being an ambitious dance hall girl, Henrietta von Harmon, soul breadwinner of her fatherless family. But when her boss is found dead, in walks Inspector Clive Howard whose chemistry with Henrietta promises even more twists and turns in this highly entertaining mystery." - Sande Boritz Berger

"In A Girl Like You, Michelle Cox offers striking descriptions of the seamy side of 1930s Chicago. Readers of historical romance and suspense will root for the destitute but hardworking Henrietta Von Harmon as she risks everything for Inspector Howard in a story that will keep readers guessing right up to the last page." - Kristen Harnisch

"The Depression-era world of a poor girl’s Chicago is a dicey deal for Henrietta Von Harmon - but she is resilient. In Michelle Cox’s capable hands, Henrietta takes the reader of A Girl Like You on a wonderful romp through the seamier side of an early 20th-century working girl’s life. The realities of a fatherless family, a weary mother, and a dearth of opportunity don’t overpower Henrietta’s curiosity, her willingness to work hard, her knack for making alliances, and her vision of a better future. The book’s cast of additional characters, headed by Inspector Howard, accompanies Henrietta through a murder, a dangerous job, and touching reminders that life turns on small intimacies. This engaging book bodes well for the following works in the series!" - Barbara Stark-Nemon


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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Girl Like You (A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel (1))
Author(s): Michelle Cox
ISBN: 1-63152-016-4 / 978-1-63152-016-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: She Writes Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Girl Like You: The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series
Author(s): Michelle Cox
Publisher: Michelle Cox
Availability: Amazon   


November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Girl Like You: The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series
Author(s): Michelle Cox
Publisher: Michelle Cox
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Girl Like You: The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series
Author(s): Michelle Cox
Publisher: Michelle Cox
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Girl Like You (A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Michelle Cox
Publisher: She Writes Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU