Missing puppies. Deadly secrets. Serious slobber.
All Honey the Great Dane ever wanted was a peaceful life – walking her human, checking Peemail at the park – but when neighbourhood puppies start disappearing, life takes a sinister turn. Why are dead scarab beetles found after each disappearance? Do the strange markings on a gravestone really spell out an ancient Egyptian curse? And what about Max, the Pit Bull with a murky past, who seems to be hiding secrets of his own…can Honey risk everything and trust him or will it cost her the chance to save the puppies?
Perfect for fans of Erin Hunter’s ‘Warriors’ and ‘Survivors’ series. Kids & dog lovers of all ages will enjoy this action-packed mystery filled with suspense and humour! A great read for parents (grandparents!) and children to enjoy together. (Age: 9yrs+ Upper Middle Grade/Young teen adventure)
PRAISE FOR THE BIG HONEY DOG MYSTERIES:
“I just adored this mystery. Ms. Hanna did a remarkable job describing every dog to perfection and I loved all their individual personalities. Although this is labeled as a children’s book, rest assured even adults will enjoy going on Honey’s spine tingling adventure.” – Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)
“I’ve read a few books marketed for middle-grades or younger this year and I have to say that this is hands down the best suited for those ages. It has a great plot, some truly well-rounded characters (with more depth than what I find in most adult novels these days), a fantastic storyline and a climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”- Cory Balboni for LitChick Hit List
“There is a magic to speaking to children and H.Y. Hanna has completely captured it.”- Patricia Reding for Readers’ Favorite
Targeted Age Group:: 9 – 12
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I loved reading mysteries as a child and devoured Nancy Drew books. I also love dogs and have been heavily involved in dog training and behaviour. I decided to combine my two loves and create a mystery series for middle grade readers starring a Great Dane and her canine friends, and written from the dog’s point of view.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
My own Great Dane, Honey is the inspiration for the slobbery, main star of this doggie detective series, while my experience with different dog breeds in the course of my dog training & behaviour activities inspired the characters of Honey’s canine friends.
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 our website where you’ll also find book discussion questions and other parents/teachers resources as well as fun activity sheets and interactive puzzles.
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