Monday, January 27, 2020

On My Radar: Double the Fun from Hannah Dennison!

Hannah Dennison is one of my favorite cozy mystery writers, and I've had the pleasure of seeing her several times at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore. Her Honeychurch Hall series makes me laugh, so I was happy to discover a new book is being released, but you should have seen my face when I learned that Hannah is starting a new series!

Let's find out about not one, but two, new books!

Available August 18, 2020!


"When Evie Mead’s husband, Robert, suddenly drops dead of a heart attack, a mysterious note is found among his possessions. It indicates that Evie may own the rights to an old hotel on Tregarrick Rock, one of the Isles of Scilly. 

Still grieving, Evie is inclined to leave the matter to the accountant to sort out. Her sister Margot, however, flown in from her glamorous career in LA, has other plans. Envisioning a luxurious weekend getaway, she goes right ahead and buys two tickets―one way―to Tregarrick.

Once at the hotel―used in its heyday to house detective novelists, and more fixer-upper than spa resort, after all―Evie and Margot attempt to get to the bottom of things. But the foul-tempered hotel owner claims he's never met the late Robert, even after Evie finds framed photos of them―alongside Robert's first wife―in his office. The rest of the island inhabitants, ranging from an ex-con receptionist to a vicar who communicates with cats, aren't any easier to read.

But when a murder occurs at the hotel, and then another soon follows, frustration turns to desperation. There’s no getting off the island at high tide. And Evie and Margot, the only current visitors to Tregarrick, are suspects one and two. It falls to them to unravel secrets spanning generations―and several of their own―if they want to make it back alive."

Death at High Tide sounds like fun, doesn't it? And the hotel on that cover intrigues me. I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a copy!

Available September 29, 2020!


"It's ten days before Christmas at Honeychurch Hall and Kat Stanford has persuaded the Earl of Grenville to open the Museum Room to the villagers in an effort to raise money for rooftop repairs. For the price of a ticket visitors will be able to view an unusual display of antiques - including the legendary Bleeding Hawk of Honeychurch Hall.

When an obnoxious young couple drive 200 miles from London to view the treasures it's not just Kate who is suspicious of their intentions; Mr Chips, the estate's feisty Jack Russell makes his feelings plain by taking a bite out of the man's trousers.

But then a suit of armor inexplicably falls on the ancient butler, killing him, and when a second body is found near a quarry nearby Kat becomes entangled in a world of feuds and jealousies, finally encountering a cold-blooded killer who will stop at nothing to keep the past at bay

Tidings of Death at Honeychurch Hall is already available in the UK-- just in case you're an ardent fan in the US who doesn't want to wait until the end of September. I know I'm looking forward to reading it, but even though I'm not really a cover junkie, I have to say that I wish this series was still being published by her old US publisher; their covers were absolutely wonderful.

Hopefully, I've tickled the fancies of my readers who like cozy mysteries. I know I'm looking forward to reading both books!


  1. Oooh! I like the Honeychurch Hall series, too, Cathy, so it's great to see she's got a new one coming out. And a whole new series? Fun! It'll be interesting to see where she goes with that one.

  2. I haven't read this author. I'm not much of a cozy reader, but an old hotel on an island is right up my alley. I'll look for this one. :)

    1. I'm looking forward to seeing where she goes with this new series.


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