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.Read more...
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.
With stories of hidden treasure and secret chambers, past and present collide. 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."
- ISBN-13: 9781250065506
- ISBN-10: 125006550X
- Publisher: Minotaur Books
- Publish Date: May 2016
- Page Count: 304
Series: Honeychurch Hall #2
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-03-07
- Reviewer: Staff
In Dennison’s winning third Honeychurch Hall mystery (after 2015’s Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall), antiques expert Kat Stanford and her mother, Iris, discover a double-hide, a secret room behind a secret room, containing the earthly remains of Pandora Haslam-Grimley, last seen alive in 1958 at the Honeychurch midsummer ball. The cold case takes a personal turn for Kat when the police suspect that Iris may have had a hand in Pandora’s death. With an art theft, an incriminating copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, heart-shaped necklaces, a hidden cache of silver coins, and failed love affairs galore, the convoluted plot takes some effort to follow, and it’s sometimes hard to keep the relationships among all the players straight. 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. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary Agency. (May)