Hannah Dennison is an English author of humor, mystery and thrillers novels. She is famously known for her Vicky Hill Mysteries and Honeychurch Hall Mysteries novels both set in Devonshire in England. The author initially moved to Los Angeles to study screenwriting; she also has been an antique dealer, obituary reporter, Hollywood story analyst and a private jet flight attendant. Hannah also served on several judging committees for M.W.A. and is now serving on the MWA board for 2016-2018. Hanna Dennison lives in Portland, Oregon with her family, and two Vizsla dogs.
Order of Vicky Hill Series
|1||A Vicky Hill Exclusive!||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||Scoop!||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||Expose!||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||Thieves!||2011||Description / Buy|
|5||Accused!||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Honeychurch Hall Mystery Series
|1||Murder at Honeychurch Hall||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||Dangerous Deception at Honeychurch Hall||2019||Description / Buy|
|6||Tidings of Death at Honeychurch Hall||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Island Sisters Mystery Series
|1||Death at High Tide||2020||Description / Buy|
Hannah is best known for her two series: The Honeychurch Hall Mysteries and The Vicky Hill Mysteries.
The Honeychurch Hall series follows a former celebrity antique dealer named Kat Stanford and her mother Iris who just so happens to be a romance writer. The books have a real love for the grand old houses in the world as it is set on a crumbling English country estate which make them a great cozy mystery series. Many people also really enjoy the realistic nature of the mother-daughter relationship and all the issues that can come with those.
Her Vicky Hill Mysteries series focuses on a young reporter who leaves the city and gets off to a small English market town where her parents went on the run from an armed robbery years ago. She gets a job writing the obituary column which isn’t quite what she had in mind and hopes to work her way as a journalist, getting a juicy front page scoop. The book is beloved for bringing an eccentric British custom to the forefront. Things like snail racing and worm charming aren’t just Hannah being creative, they are very British customs.
Dennison is said to be working on a new series that is based on a small island in the Isles of Sicily off the Cornish Coastline. The book will focus on two sisters that inherit a crumbling art deco hotel. The two are sure to get in mystery situations and this looks like another cozy hit for Dennison.
BEST HANNAH DENNISON BOOKS
These are two best books written by Hannah Dennison, Murder at Honey Church Hall, A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall and Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall.
Murder at Honey Church Hall: The first book in Honeychurch Hall Mystery by Hannah Dennison. The novel introduces readers to Kat Stanford who is only a few days before starting her antique business with her mother she gets the shock of her life. Kat’s mother has purchased a ramshackled carriage house located at Honeychurch Hall, a deserted estate situated several miles from London.
Even though it seems that Iris (Kat’s mother) is not the only one with surprises at Honeychurch, behind the disintegrating façade, the residents of the mansion are a lively group of eccentrics both downstairs and upstairs and they all seem to have more than a fair share of skeletons in their closets.
When the nanny vanishes without a trace, and Vera is found dead in the cavern, suspicions abound. Throw in a feisty, a little seven-year-old whose obsession with the famous fighter pilot known as Biggles is beyond this world imagination, a treasure of antiques and there is more than just a motive for murder.
As Iris past makes a comeback for haunting her, Kat discovers that she hardly knows her mother and when more bodies start piling up; it is upon Kat to unravel the mystery intertwined behind these murders.
Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall: The second installment in Hannah Dennison series Honeychurch Hall Mystery series. The events in this novel unfold about six weeks after the events in the first novel. Still, in this second book, many secrets are being kept about those events especially from Lady Edith who is probably or not senile, and her grandson Harry and Kat think that they should know a pure truth and would tell them if only it would be possible.
Also, Kate and her mom join the movement in order to prevent the train from building in their area. However things do not always go as they intended and what follows next is the twisty, quirky and often meandering story of people living their lives for better or worse. Even though at first these different scenes in the story appear to meander at first, as the story progresses, these scenes tightly intertwine to form a one brilliant mystery.
The body of a transport minister is found in Honeychurch Hall estate, and the suspicions as to his death naturally fall to the residents. After all, who could want a high-speed train line to be constructed just in their front yard? News of this murder reaches Kat Stanford adversary Trudy Wayne, a ruthless tabloid journalist and the ex-lover of Kat’s lover, and this gives is out for revenge.
As the body count begins to rise, Kat becomes inextricably entangled in the stemming scandal. Could be the death of the local minister be as a result of a local clash or is it connected to Kat’s mother unusual past?
A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall: In the third series installment, the antique dealer comes across the body of a lady in a deserted at Honeychurch, and the suspicions fall on all the people who had were residing there years ago. From the evidence available, it appears that the deceased had been killed. Given her mother’s complicated and dark past, Kat is not surprised to discover that her mother knew the victim.
In the meantime, the unexpected appearance of the former Lothario Bryan sets female aflutter and despite the many years, the time has not weakened his interest for Iris, but the feeling is not being reciprocated. With the stories of secret chambers and hidden treasure, the past and present collide. As Kat becomes entangled once more in her mother’s strange and dark history, she begins to realize that life experiences are never black and white and sometimes it is essential to risk your own life to protect those you love.
When Does The Next Hannah Dennison book come out?
The next book by Hannah Dennison is Death at High Tide and will be released on August, 18th 2020. It is the newest book in the Island Sisters Mystery Series.