Author: H.Y. Hanna

H.Y. Hanna is Taiwanese by birth, British by education, pseudo-American by accent and currently Australian by residence! After graduating from Oxford University, she tried her hand at a variety of jobs, from advertising in London to English Language teaching in Sydney, before returning to her first love: writing. Always fascinated by dogs, she specialised as a pet writer for magazines in the UK, Australia and NZ, and has been heavily involved in training, behaviour, dog sports and photography. When she's not working on her next novel, she's usually found watching repeats of her favourite TV show, Fringe or wiping Dane slobber off the walls.

You can find out more about her (and the 'real-life Honey' who inspired the series) at: www.bighoneydogmysteries.com, where you'll also find book discussion questions and other parents/teachers resources as well as fun activity sheets and interactive puzzles.

Or follow the Big Honey Dog Mysteries Facebook Page - and become a fan to keep up with all the latest news and updates!

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A Scone To Die For - Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, #1

A Scone To Die For
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B01ARMFX2U
  • Release: 2016-01-17
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
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When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in Gemma Rose's quaint Oxfordshire tearoom, she suddenly finds herself apron-deep in a mystery involving long-buried secrets from Oxford's past.

Armed with her insider knowledge of the University and with the help of four nosy old ladies from the village (not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli), Gemma sets out to solve the mystery--all while dealing with her matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love, Devlin O'Connor, now a dashing CID detective.

But with the body count rising and her business going bust, can Gemma find the killer before things turn to custard?

(*Traditional English scone recipe included)

This book follows British English spelling and usage.


Tender Betrayal - The TENDER Series, #3

Tender Betrayal
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00THDXA80
  • Release: 2015-02-10
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
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She must unlock the past... But the truth could tear them apart.

Leah thought she could be happy at last, starting a new life with Toran James, the handsome stranger who was her first love. But she is hiding a guilty secret--one that could destroy everything. Then she discovers that she is not the only one who wants the past to stay buried. There is someone else desperate to conceal the truth, someone who is not afraid to resort to murder...

From the cold chill of London to the steamy heat of Singapore, comes the heart-pounding conclusion to Toran and Leah's story in the final book of the TENDER series!


Playing the Fool - Summer Beach Vets, #4 / Escape Down Under

Playing the Fool
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00QFMMSM0
  • Release: 2014-12-24
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
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escape Down Under... and find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts!

Charlie is the youngest vet at a busy animal hospital and passionate about her work. She's horrified when an injured baby koala is brought in - and even more horrified when she recognises the handsome stranger who rescued it as her first love. Todd Novak broke her heart once and there's no way she's letting him get under her defences again!

Todd can't believe that his friend's little sister has grown up into such a beauty. As a dotcom billionaire, he's used to getting what he wants and suddenly, all he wants is the key to Charlie's heart. But with his playboy reputation and her bitter memories, can he ever convince Charlie to give him a second chance?

Stands Alone: Yes


Playing by Heart - Summer Beach Vets, #3 / Escape Down Under

Playing by Heart
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00Q7FWLP4
  • Release: 2014-11-25
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
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escape Down Under... and find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts!

Pippa is finally returning to her home town in Australia after six years overseas. She's looking forward to enjoying some sun, sea and sand, with nothing more exciting on the agenda than a job hunt. But Fate has other ideas--first in the shape of a little stray kitten, then in the form of gorgeous veterinarian Dr Matt Pearson.

Fresh from a painful break-up, Matt is very wary of giving his heart again but there's something about Pippa that completely captivates him. When his past catches up with him, Matt is forced to make a choice between playing it safe and taking a gamble on love once more...

Stands Alone: Yes


Playing Santa - A Summer Beach Vets Holiday Story

Playing Santa
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00PCZC7F4
  • Release: 2014-11-06
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
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Eescape Down Under this Christmas...and find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts!

Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus long ago... until a house-sitting vacation in Australia rekindles the magic of Christmas. When she rescues a litter of abandoned puppies and meets a handsome veterinarian who captures her heart, she finds herself tempted to give up everything for a chance at love.

The last thing billionaire Dr Nick Forrester expected when helping out at the animal hospital was to meet this pretty American. He knows that they belong together - but with malicious gossip and culture clash coming between them, can he convince Holly that all he wants for Christmas is her?


Playing to Win - Summer Beach Vets, #2

Playing to Win
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00OVNF4NU
  • Release: 2014-10-24
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
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Escape Down Under... and find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts.

Ellie Monroe doesn't make mistakes. At least, she hasn't made one yet in her climb up the career ladder and she isn't about to start now that she's landed a dream job in a beautiful Australian seaside town on the other side of the Pacific. But when a mischievous chocolate Lab turns her life upside-down, Ellie finds herself meeting handsome veterinarian, Dr Dan O'Brien and wanting to throw caution to the wind for the first time in her life...

Dan has never met a woman quite like Ellie before. The workaholic American is sexy, stubborn, uptight, exasperating - and absolutely fascinating. Australians are famous for their relaxed attitude to life - but can Dan convince Ellie that sometimes you need to make mistakes to open your heart to love?

Stands Alone: YES


Playing for Love - Summer Beach Vets, #1

Playing for Love
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00OV81RS6
  • Release: 2014-10-23
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
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Escape Down Under...and find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts!

Sara needs to escape - and an idyllic seaside town on the other side of the world seems like the perfect place. She'd always wanted to visit Australia, but the first thing she meets on the gorgeous, white sand beach is not a kangaroo but a wounded, lost Beagle!

Veterinarian Dr Craig Murray can't get the beautiful American out of his mind. They may come from different cultures - and even speak different "English" sometimes - but he knows they can have a future together. Can he convince Sara that this is more than just a vacation fling?

Then Sara discovers that Craig isn't quite what he seems and the past that she's been running away from comes back to haunt her. Now she needs to decide if she can risk it all again for another chance at love...


Tender Treachery - The TENDER Series, #2

Tender Treachery
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00N7VT20I
  • Release: 2014-08-31
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
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First love. Second chance. Trapped in a sinister island paradise...

Leah leaves her life in London and moves halfway across the world for a second chance at love. Reuniting with the handsome, enigmatic Toran James changed everything - but she's barely back in Singapore before she's plunged into a web of lies and intrigue. She thought she could trust Toran--now she's wondering what else he may have been hiding from her.

Then comes an invitation to an exclusive island retreat, which may provide answers. But Leah soon finds that if getting into the retreat is hard, getting out is almost impossible...

Fast-paced, action-packed romantic suspense filled with intrigue and sizzling tension. The exotic locale and tropical atmosphere of cosmopolitan Singapore adds up to a perfect escapist read!

* This is the second book in Leah and Toran's story. The series can be started from this book, but the experience would be enriched by reading TENDER DECEIT (Book 1) first.


Tender Deceit - First Love Series, #1

Tender Deceit
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00L21RV58
  • Release: 2014-06-16
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
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First love. Second chance.

All they have to do is stay alive…

Following her father’s mysterious death in Singapore, Leah leaves her life in London and returns to the island that was her childhood home - braced to confront her past. Toran James may have been the boy her fourteen-year-old heart yearned for, but the magic of stolen glances and first kisses faded with his betrayal. The enigmatic man she meets upon her return, though, is nothing like her memory, and the past holds more secrets than she realised. Was her father’s death really an accident? Someone is out to silence Leah – and that someone might be the man she is rapidly falling in love with… again.


Treasure from the Past - Big Honey Dog Mysteries Easter Special Edition

Treasure from the Past
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00J7C9MSI
  • Release: 2014-03-23
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna
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Long-lost heirloom. Desperate egg hunt. Serious slobber.

Join Honey the Great Dane and her canine friends in this exciting Easter mystery as they come across a strange, fairy-tale house and its mysterious occupants. Can they decipher the clues in time to find a priceless lost treasure from the Russian Revolution? This short novella is part of the Big Honey Dog Mysteries. Kids & dog lovers of all ages will enjoy this action-packed mystery series filled with suspense and humour! The perfect upper middle grade read or a book for parents (grandparents!) and children to enjoy together. (Age: 9+)


A Secret in Time - Big Honey Dog Mysteries #2

A Secret in Time
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780992315344
  • Release: 2014-03-14
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Suspense: Mystery, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna
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Haunted dog show. Jealous rivals. Serious slobber.

When Honey the Great Dane arrives at a dog show, the last thing she expects to meet is her doggie doppelgänger! But things get even stranger when her famous 'twin' is poisoned and Honey is asked to take her place in the show ring... She soon finds that the glamorous world of champions hides some ugly secrets. Are the Showgrounds really haunted by a Phantom Hound? What really happened ten years ago when a mysterious fire claimed two lives? And just how far will someone go to win the title of 'Best in Show'?

Kids, young teens and dog lovers of all ages will enjoy this action-packed mystery filled with suspense and humour! The perfect upper middle grade read or a book for parents (grandparents!) and children to enjoy together. (Age: 9+)


Message in a Bauble - Big Honey Dog Mysteries Christmas Special Edition

Message in a Bauble
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00GYD4EMC
  • Release: 2013-11-27
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna
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Christmas intrigue. Daring rescue. Serious slobber.

When Honey the Great Dane finds a hidden note inside a strange Christmas bauble, the festive season takes a sinister turn. Was the note from a trapped child? Join Honey and her canine friends as they set off on a Search & Rescue--from snowy playgrounds to eerie libraries--while they race to solve the mystery of the message in the bauble.

Kids and dog lovers will love this action-packed Christmas mini-mystery filled with suspense and humour - not to mention candy canes, gingerbread cookies and lots of mince pies! (Age: 9+)


Curse of the Scarab - Big Honey Dog Mysteries #1

Curse of the Scarab
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780992315306
  • Release: 2013-08-30
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Suspense: Mystery, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna
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For dog lovers of all ages comes an exciting new mystery series full of action and adventure!

Missing puppies. Deadly secrets. Serious slobber.

Honey the Great Dane enjoyed a pretty peaceful life: walking her human, checking Peemail at the park… until the arrival of a puppy named Bean turns her life upside down. But when Bean goes missing – together with other neighbourhood pups – Honey sets out on a dangerous quest to find them. Joined by her canine friends, Honey tackles mysterious paw prints and sinister hieroglyphics as clues lead them to a deserted cemetery. But an ancient Egyptian curse has awakened and time is running out… Can Honey solve a cryptic riddle in time to save the puppies? And should she trust Max, a Pit Bull with a murky past, who is hiding secrets of his own?

Middle-grade readers and young teens will love this thrilling tale filled with suspense and humour - and adult dog lovers are sure to enjoy it too!