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'Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall' by Hannah Dennison
Published by Minotaur
Books, 11 October 2016. ISBN
This is a fun book with numerous participants who
are eccentrics and/or enjoy false identities.The characters come alive and interact in front of your eyes.The considerable cast of characters does make
reading the first chapters quite taxing.They get sorted out quite quickly and, I think, if you had read the
first book in the series this process would have been much simpler.
protagonist is Kat Stanford who is staying with her mother, Iris, in the
English village of Little Dipperton.The
threat of a high speed railway being built through the valley and destroying
the village causes uproar and a protest group is quickly established and
financed by people of the village.The
relationship between Kat and her mother is rather argumentative and their
relationships with other characters, jointly or singly, are often contentious
too.Crime occurs in the village -
murder and theft.Kat finds herself in
the centre of these events and trying to make sense of them.
read the blurb on the cover or on the Amazon Ebook - firstly, it is inaccurate
and, secondly, it gives away events from well into the tale.
is a Cosy which is well crafted to include romance, fascinating characters,
much humour and mystery.The conclusion
does not disappoint!
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
first book in the series was Murder st
Honeychurch Hall.Hannah Dennison writes a series about Vicky Hill, a local
reporter, also set in Devon.
Hannah Dennison was
born and raised in Hampshire, but on leaving school landed a job as an obituary
writer/amateur dramatic reviewer for a Devon newspaper. Hannah is the author of
the Honeychurch Hall Mysteries and the Vicky Hill Mysteries, both set in Devon,
England. She has been an obituary reporter, antique dealer, private jet flight
attendant and Hollywood story analyst. Hannah originally moved to Los Angeles
from England to pursue screenwriting and now lives in Portland, Oregon with her
husband and their cat. She continues to teach mystery writing at the UCLA
Extension Writers' Program and still works for a west coast advertising agency.
Hannah is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, The Crime
Writers Association, Mystery People, The Historic Houses Association, the
National Trust and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. She
enjoys hiking, horseback riding, skiing, theater and seriously good chocolate.
Jennifer PalmerThroughout my reading life crime fiction has been
a constant interest; I really enjoyed my 15 years as an expatriate in the Far
East, the Netherlands &
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.