A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall
When antique dealer Kat Stanford stumbles upon the partially mummified body of a young woman in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall, suspicion falls on those who had been living there many years ago. And it appears that the deceased had been murdered. Given her mother Iris’s checkered past, Kat is not surprised to learn that Iris knew the victim.
Meanwhile, the unexpected...more
A body hidden for decades in a secret room, a mysterious Lothario, missing coins of the realm, a mother raised in a traveling carnival who feels no need to be honest, a kidnapped reporter, missing art, stolen cars: such is life at Honeychurch Hall. This charming tale set in an English village is a delight: a clever plot colored with silliness, mystery and English manners in a twenty-first century setting.
Kat is a down-to-earth woman who must deal with her secretive, romance-writer mother and he ...more
by Hannah Dennison
Review by Jessica Secrest
I received a copy of A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison from Minotaur Books for my honest review. I do not know the author.
What could be better than a treasure hunt story with a little murder mixed into the hunt. This one has more than one murder with Katherine Stanford tumbling onto a cold case murder. Her mother, Iris, knew the deceased and keeps a lot of information to herself. Katherine, an antiqu ...more
countryside outside of Little Dipperton Devon. Once
this stately mansion had been in the best of shape but
now it is falling into disrepair. In order to get the money
For repairs, His lordship is allowing Kat Stanford ,an
antique dealer to remove art work to sell at auction.
While she was removing the first artwork, Kat trips a
knob which opened a secret panel leading into secret
room. Then Kat falls into a bookcase inside the room
which dumps her d ...more
That said, it ...more
A Killer Ball at the Honeychurch Hall (Honeychurch Hall Mystery #3) by Hannah Dennison
Minotuar Books, 2016
Crime Fiction (Cozy); 286 pgs
Source: Review copy provided by publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.
Trying to get her business off the ground, antique dealer Kat Standford is hoping she can convince Rupert and his mother to sell some of their family's artwork. The family is in di ...more
The writing is professional, and the plot is interesting.
There are a lot of the usual suspects, and gratefully not much of David and Trudy.
Albert remains a mystery with many talents.
I borrowed a copy from the public library.
If you enjoy a fun, fast paced, unique and quirky cozy mystery you won't want to miss A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison.
Kat who is an appraiser and antique dealer has been summoned to look at some paintings to see about selling them to help with repairs at Honeychurch Hall. When Kat stumbles onto a body from many years before the suspicion seems to point at Iris her mother. Who killed this woman years ago, how did her mother fit into this mystery and what is she hiding from Ka ...more
I love the cast of characters. Kat is a so to be antique dealer who has recently moved onto the estate, Honeychurch Hall. Her mother, Iris (former traveling show performer), lives in the Carriage ...more
Kat is an antique dealer who has recently moved to live on the Honeychurch Hall estate with her mother, Iris. Kat is there to appraise family treasures f ...more
This book starts out with a very old murder, it was a nice change of pace for me. There were questions, lots of old mysteries, but not a lot of immediate danger...not at first. Then everything changed. I was hooked. I sometim ...more
The characters in this book are interesting. They provide for a lot of drama when they are together. The newcomer, Kat, is a former television personality who had an Antiques Roadshow type of show based in London. She is now trying to open an antique store of her own in small town England. She moved there to be near her mother, Iris, a woman who is full of secrets.
The family who owns the local manor house is rather eccentric. Dowager countess, current E ...more
If you like a little old English history (as portrayed by this author) with a murder mystery mixed in then you will love this book. This is the 3rd in her Honeychurch Hall series and I absolutely loved it. Once I got to sit down and really get into the book it was finished in 1 day and I went looking for the other 2 in this series. Antique Dealer Kat Stanford is suppose ...more
It will be published by Minotaur on August 18 2020.
For a sneak peak at chapter one - https://us.macmillan.com/excerpt?isbn....
Hannah Dennison was born and raised in Hampshire but spent more than two decades living in California. She ...more