Saturday, October 1, 2022
Monday, September 26, 2022
Book Series Details:
Book Series: The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novels by Michelle Cox
Category: Adult fiction (18+), 200-400 pages each
Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries
Publisher: She Writes Press
Release date: April 2016; April 2017; April 2018; April 2019; April 2020, Oct 2022
Tour dates: Sep 26 to Oct 21, 2022
Content Rating: This book series is rated R. Books 1 - 2 do not have sex scenes, but they are implied and the content is mature (prostitution, gambling, alcohol, murder, serial killer). Book 3 introduces tasteful sex scenes between a married couple and there is one rape (not graphic at all). Books 4 - 6 usually have 2 tasteful sex scenes in each Swearing is present in all 6 books, but is minimal.
“Henrietta and Clive are a sexy, endearing, and downright fun pair of sleuths. Readers will not see the final twist coming.” ―Library Journal, starred review
“Fans of spunky, historical heroines will love Henrietta Von Harmon.” ―Booklist, starred review
“Henrietta and Inspector Howard are the best pair of sleuths I’ve come across in ages. A fantastic start to what is sure to be a long running series.” ―Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author
Even as Henrietta is plunged into Chicago’s grittier underworld, she struggles to still play the mother “hen” to her younger siblings and even to the pesky neighborhood boy, Stanley, who believes himself in love with her and continues to pop up in the most unlikely places, determined, ironically, to keep Henrietta safe, even from the Inspector if needs 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.
The Perfect Brother
by Chris Patchell
September 26 - October 21, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
A scandalous liaison. A killer on the loose. Can a young woman save her sibling from going down for murder?
Vancouver, Canada. Software engineer Indira Saraf refuses to march to her traditionalist parents’ old-world drum. Resentful of her brother’s golden-boy acceptance but still a devoted sister, she encourages him to confess his secret affair before he ends up married to a woman he doesn’t want. So she’s horrified when his student and lover is slain and he’s arrested for the gruesome crime.
Repurposing her own AI technology to prove his innocence, the unorthodox rebel scours the dead college girl's life for clues. But when Indira discovers another missing co-ed and the suspects pile up, she learns the hard way that her digging has drawn deadly attention…
Can she hunt down the culprit before she takes a fatal fall?
The Perfect Brother is a chilling standalone suspense thriller. If you like dogged heroines, complex family relationships, and dangerous twists, then you’ll adore USA Today bestselling author Chris Patchell’s riveting tale.
Read an excerpt:
Chris Patchell is an award-winning USA Today Bestselling Author who started writing to curb the homicidal tendencies she experienced during her daily Seattle commute. She writes gripping suspense thrillers with romantic elements set in the Pacific Northwest and believes good fiction combines a magical mix of complex characters, compelling plots, and well-crafted stories.
Over the years, she has written numerous popular books and series, including bestsellers Deadly Lies, In the Dark, and her most recent collection of small-town crime novellas, the Lacey James Series. Along the way, her writing has won several awards, including a 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Award, an IndieReader Discovery Award, and a Pacific Northwest Literary Award.
When she’s not writing, you can find Chris reading books, hanging out with her family, watching football, and struggling to keep up with her workout regime, all while shushing her incessantly yapping Yorkies. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two kids.
Connect with Chris:
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Twitter - @chris_patchell
Facebook - @authorchrispatchell
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Thursday, September 22, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
FOUR YEARS AGO
The heat was even more scorching than usual. It wasn’t a
surprise to the special army team whose mission it was to find
bombs and insurgents in Afghanistan while keeping civilians
safe. It was late afternoon, barely 1700 hours. Still, the tempera‐
ture raged at one hundred ten degrees and wasn’t showing any
The assignment was to enter a small village, search it, and
maintain a presence while waiting for further orders. They had
intelligence information that the enemy had possibly used the
village for storing bomb-making paraphernalia. The inhabitants
were not known hostiles, merely farmers, and would not pose
any type of danger.
Katie Scott took point, which meant she was holding the
most exposed position leading her unit. She trudged forward,
feeling every muscle ache in her body. Her gear seemed heavier
than it had only two hours ago. She adjusted her helmet and,
keeping her weapon poised and ready, watched the black
German shepherd pad along the roadway. The dog’s posture
was almost regal and he was on high alert, ears perked forward
as his head moved from side to side catching scents from the
one who had alerted her team to danger on several occasions.
The dog was invaluable in so many ways, thwarting multiple
potential dangers and keeping the team safe.
They finally entered the village. A couple of elderly towns‐
people acknowledged the American soldiers with a subtle nod
but stopped what they were doing immediately to take refuge in
their small, makeshift homes. There were supposed to be fami‐
lies with children in the village, but now Katie could only see
two young men out and about.
It seemed strange.
Something was out of place.
Katie slowed her pace and her sergeant caught up with her.
“What’s up, Scotty?” he said quietly, still keeping his eyes
on any movement around the village.
“I don’t know…” she said softly. “But something is wrong.”
The rest of the team spread out and kept a watchful eye
Cisco stopped too. He stood completely still, taking in the
sights and sounds as the hot breeze ruffled his black fur. He
growled and turned his attention ahead toward a group of
“He senses something,” she whispered to her sergeant.
The sergeant gestured for the rest to follow in that
The company moved out. Each soldier had their position,
watching for any movement as they covered each other’s backs.
Katie could feel her heart beating hard. She shivered even
though the temperature was blistering. Moving cautiously in
the direction that Cisco had headed, she brought the dog close
by her side. She was ready to return fire or take cover. She took
a deep breath to steady her nerves and keep focus. They
continued to advance.
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