Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison

The book picks up pretty much where Murder at Honeychurch Hall leaves off. The HS3 (train) looks like it's going to come right through Honeychurch Hall and Little Dipperton, meaning everyone that we met in the last book is going to be put out of their homes. And, of course, the government is not going to be compensating most of them. Including Patty and Joyce Gully who help open the book with a literal bang when they start shooting at government agent Valentine Price-Avery. But soon after, Joyce is found dead. Accident or murder? Then another body is found and... well, you'll have to read the book.

This book still made my head spin with all of the "who knows what" information but it was slightly better than the last book (maybe I'm getting into the groove of the writing?) and I will definitely be looking forward to the next one in the series. And I'm still not sure when this is supposed to be set. I'm thinking maybe early 2000s? People, even in a teeny town in England, would have internet and cell phones. Maybe not at "the hall" but certainly the majority of the town would.
I do have to mention that I like the fact that Kat isn't your typical amateur detective. She's not into investigating the crimes and going around the police. Rather, she just questions things she's interested in (usually before there's a body) and happens to be in the line of the story.

Followed by A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall

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