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A Secret in Time (Big Honey Dog Mysteries #2) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A Secret in Time, by H.Y. Hanna, is a captivating story told in the first "person" by Honey, a charismatic Great Dane prone to excessive drooling. Honey accompanies her human to the Royal Dog Show where she meets another pooch that looks identical to her. She is asked to step in as a replacement in the dog-show when her look-alike is poisoned. But it would appear that the offense is no fluke, as this event coincides with a string of other unfortunate episodes. Honey and her friends pool their efforts and talents to find out what's behind the mysterious accidents. Could it be the Phantom Hound rumored to haunt the grounds where two champion show-dogs died years earlier? Honey and her friends are determined to find answers. They each utilize their own unique talents as, together, they investigate the situation. These clever canines make use of a unique system of communication, including "pee-mail" which they use to carry out their plan to catch the culprit. But can they unscramble the clues to help save the dogs in the Royal Dog Show before it's too late? A Secret in Time is a frolicking adventure with loads of fun puppy puns and exciting antics all rolled into a thrilling mystery that's a great selection for young readers.
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite Big Honey Dog Mysteries: A Secret in Time by H.Y. Hanna is the second full-length novel in this enjoyable series featuring Great Dane sleuth, Honey, and her multifarious gang of dog friends. A Secret in Time takes place at the Royal Dog Show, returning to the Showgrounds after a tragic fire killed the “Best in Show” and “Reserve Best in Show” 10 years prior. Honey’s human, Olivia, has been retained as the show’s official photographer, and Honey has accompanied her. But curious things begin to happen, and rumors run rampant that the Showgrounds are haunted by the two dogs killed in the mysterious fire. The lights in the building go out several times, ushering in an eerie ghostly howling, followed by some sort of injury or illness striking down the latest interim winner. Honey begins to investigate after she sees the “ghost dog” purportedly responsible for the setbacks. Big Honey Dog Mysteries: A Secret in Time is a skillfully composed tale suitable for readers from 12 to 112. In a wild adventure that has the dogs sneaking away at night to follow various leads, Honey is joined by her friends Ruffster, Suka, and Biscuit as she endeavors to solve the mystery of the ghost dog and the suspicious injuries. This light-hearted mystery, told from the dog’s perspective, is great fun, while still retaining an air of mystery to the very end. Hanna’s A Secret in Time features no psychotic killers or vengeful victims, but instead showcases a decidedly entertaining mystery with some appealing surprises. The humor woven into this tale is refreshing and welcome. Hanna has found and admirably filled a niche in the Mystery genre sure to captivate young and old alike. You won’t want to miss any of the Big Honey Dog Mysteries tales.