Michelle Cox, the author of “A Spying Eye” has written an intense mystery. The genres for this novel are Mystery, Suspense and Historical Fiction. This is the sixth of “A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel” series, but can be read only. The timeline for this story takes place in the 1930’s, when Hitler is first exploring his power, and is set in both the United States and Europe. This historical mystery seeks a valuable artistic panel that was especially important to Hitler. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. There is mystery, suspense, danger, betrayals, espionage and murder.
Henrietta and her husband Clive are looking forward to a second attempt at a honeymoon. An old friend seeks Clive’s help in locating this special painting, and information about a missing agent. Neither Henrietta or Clive are aware of the dangers that this ominous mission can cause. They are in Europe and also visit three distant relatives that seem very suspicious and quirky. Other family are in America dealing with difficult situations.
I appreciate that the author discusses important topics such as emotional and physical abuse, the differences of poverty and being prosperous, the importance of family, honesty, communication, love and hope. I would highly recommend this intriguing novel.