Author of the “Honeychurch Hall” and “Vicky Hill Mysteries.”
“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.”
“A wide range of well-drawn, quirky characters… add to the humor of this English village cozy. Framed with details of antiques and the lives of both today’s and yesterday’s aristocracy and their staffs, this story may please fans of Downton Abbey.”
“…Dennison’s book is fast and funny and a little sexy to boot.”
“…Incorporating the tongue-in-cheek British humor with a shivering good mystery. Dennison delivers a novel that both Monty Python and Miss Marple would approve of…”
“Just the thing to chase the blues away …”
Welcome to my website! I’m a British author who lives in Portland, Oregon with my husband and two crazy Vizsla dogs, Draco and Athena. Since the weather here in the Pacific Northwest reminds me so much of England, I feel right at home. Not surprisingly, both my series are set in the wilds of the Devonshire countryside in Southwest England.
The Honeychurch Hall Mysteries features former celebrity antique dealer Kat Stanford, and her romance writer mother, Iris. Set on a crumbling English country house estate, the books aren’t just about solving the mysteries. I wanted to highlight the fading glory of these grand old houses and the struggles to keep them afloat. The series also explores the intricacies of mother-daughter relationships.
In the latest Honeychurch Hall mystery, “Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall,” Iris is horrified to discover that the only copy of her typewritten manuscript (she flatly refuses to use a computer), has gone missing and she’s convinced the village postmistress is involved. Meanwhile, as preparations get underway for the annual re-enactment of the Royalist Honeychurches vs. the Carew Roundheads on the grounds of the Honeychurch Hall estate, Eric unearths the gruesome remains of a woman thought to have vanished during the English Civil War. Her discovery re-ignites old rivalries between the two great families of Devon and upsets Rupert’s wife, Lady Lavinia Carew and her dashingly handsome brother, Piers. As always, Kat is the voice of reason, but as tales of bizarre thefts, rampant infidelity and murder abound, she finds her loyalties are challenged on every front—even concerning matters of her own heart. Could there be love in the air for her, at last?
The Vicky Hill Mysteries star a young reporter who escaped to a sleepy English market town when her parents went on the run for armed robbery. Stuck writing the obituary column, Vicky Hill craves adventure and is determined to snag a front-page scoop—the juicier the better. Each book introduces a traditional, albeit eccentric, British custom. Snail racing? Worm charming? Who knew! I’m thrilled to announce that this series is being re-released in the UK and the USA this September with new covers! If you haven’t met Vicky Hill before, just click on the titles where you can read the first chapters. I will be posting the pre-order links when I have them. Right now the stores show “unavailable” but … not for much longer!
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are always great ways to keep in touch, so if you haven’t already done so you can always find me there—although I have to confess that I’m not THAT active on social media. I prefer the “old-fashioned” way via email firstname.lastname@example.org and yes, I answer every email personally. However, I do have a newsletter so if you’d like to sign up, click here to get the scoop on upcoming releases, opportunities to enter free contests and insider treats from me. These range from exclusive excerpts, deleted scenes that did not make the books, tips and recipes from Mrs. Cropper, the Honeychurch cook’s kitchen, and lots of other fun stuff. Don’t miss out!
Until next time!
Updated 07.21.2017 PDT
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