Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall: A Mystery

Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall: A Mystery

by Hannah Dennison

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Overview

When a body is discovered in the grounds on Honeychurch Hall suspicion falls on the folks in the village. And, as the body count begins to build our heroine Kat Stanford becomes inextricably embroiled in the ensuing scandal. Are the deaths the result of a local vendetta, or could they be connected to her mother’s unusual (to say the least) past?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250105448
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Series: Honeychurch Hall Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 304,617
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

HANNAH DENNISON began her writing career as a trainee reporter for a small West Country newspaper in Devon, England. Murder at Honeychurch Hall was the first book in her cozy series, followed by Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall, and A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall. She is also the author of the Vicky Hill mysteries.

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Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall: A Mystery 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts This was a story I was anxiously awaiting and the author exceeded my expectations! Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall brings us back to English countryside and all the characters I loved in Murder at Honeychurch Hall. Kat Stanford is planning head back to London soon but with news of a high speed rail coming to this quaint, historical area she feels she needs to stick around to be church of her mother’s options and how Honeychurch Hall will be affected. Then a local woman is found dead on the side of the road and the transport minister has gone missing. Are these events connected? and what does it mean for the railway? Meanwhile Kat’s mother is trying to keep her life as Krystalle Storm, international bestselling romance writer, a secret but that isn’t the only thing she is hiding. These characters are fantastic and a few like “Uncle” Alfred are quite eccentric. Kat and Iris are two very independent woman and but heads on more than one occasion butt what mother and daughter don’t. Their dialogue is delightful and can be very comical especially when Albert joins the conversation or when they are “investigating”. We meet several new characters as the rail system would affect so many people plus there is a new maid at the hall. All of the characters come to life right off of the pages. The plot was very entertaining a full of funny moments but suspenseful moments as well. Kat has several ideas and scenarios of what may have happened but no solid proof and asking the wrong person the right questions could put her and her mother in danger. The author does a wonderful job of storytelling and like the first story in the series this was a pure joy to read. I love traveling across the pond to visit Honeychurch Hall, I am booking my virtual tickets for next year right away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series! Well written, funny and keeps you guessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good mystery.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
It has been awhile since I read Murder at Honeychurch Hall and now I am wondering what took me so long to read the second book in this series. Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall brings us back to the English for another mystery. Kat Stanford is planning head back to London shortly to open an antique shop, but with news of a high speed rail coming to the area, she decides to stick around to protect her mother's interests as well as to help with the campaign to "Stop the Bullet Train". Lavinia, has an old acquaintance who is an environmentalist and is willing to help them fight. As well a representative from the Transport Ministry has arrived in the village to talk to the villagers about their options. When he disappears, Kat is concerned something has happened to him. There are many things going on in this story. Of course Kat's mother, Iris, is still trying to keep Krystalle Storm, her pseudonym for her bodice ripping novels, a secret but reporters are lurking. Iris is also involved in some possible money smuggling from an offshore account, and her step-brother Alfred has been hired to look after the horses following his release from prison. Harry keeps running away from school and Eric is still a pain in the butt. Can they stop the railway? What happened to Valentine? Will Kat and David get back together? Will the public find out who Krystalle Storm really is? A lot of questions with answers in a well plotted story. These characters are fantastic and a few like “Uncle” Alfred and Patty are quite eccentric. Kat and Iris are two very independent woman and butt heads on more than one occasion like typical mothers and daughters. We meet several new characters as the rail system would affect so many people plus there is a new maid at the hall. All of the characters have very different personalities and have a quirky side to them. The plot was entertaining with humourous spots as well as some suspense. I enjoy the way Kat thinks. She is able to spin realistic theories, but needs the proof before the police can act. A fun series that is quite character driven as well as entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago