This is book number 3 in the Honeychurch Hall series.
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 appearance of former lothario Bryan Laney sets female hearts aflutter. Despite the passing years, time has not dampened his ardor for Iris, but the feeling is not reciprocated.
As Kat becomes embroiled once more in her mother’s mysterious and tumultuous bygone days, she comes to realize that life is never black and white, and sometimes it is necessary to risk your own life to protect the lives of the ones you love.
With stories of hidden treasure and secret chambers, past and present collide in Hannah Dennison's A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall.
Praise for the Honeychurch Hall Mystery series:
"The joy of this series lies in its delightfully eccentric characters, including the ever-surprising Iris, aka Krystalle Storm, bestselling author of steamy romance novels, and Kat herself, a smart, relatable heroine with questionable taste in men. Dennison’s affection for Devonshire, its history and people, is obvious on every page." --Publishers Weekly
"An enjoyable, lighthearted read, just the thing to chase the blues away." --M.C. Beaton
"Wild, wacky, and wonderful. Establishes Dennison as the mistress of hilarious British mysteries." --Carolyn Hart
"Downton Abbey was yesterday, Murder at Honeychurch Hall lifts the lid on today's grand country estate in all its tarnished, scheming, inbred, deranged glory." --Catriona McPherson
"The perfect classic English village mystery, but with the addition of charm, wit, and a thoroughly modern touch." --Rhys BowenSparkles like a glass of Devon cider on a summer afternoon. —Elizabeth J. Duncan, Bloody Words Light Mystery Award winner and Arthur Ellis and Agatha nominee
A delight. Kept me up all night because I couldn't put it down till the end. —Dorothy Cannell, author of She Shoots to Conquer
Downton Abbey meets Midsomer Murders in this lively and entertaining series debut. —Marcia Talley, award-winning author of the Hannah Ives mystery series