It’s a party at Moss End Guest House, but things do not go according to plan. The new owners are totally in capable of running the event. The guests run out of food and drink necessitating a trip to the local pub to bail them out. Honey is one of those unfortunate to land at the party with no alcohol, though not so unlucky as the new owners. Someone has shoved them out of a top floor window and there they are, legs in the air, head first into a couple of giant plant pots.

Welcome to Cobden Manor. A beautiful retreat in lush green grounds, with charming rooms, mouth-watering cuisine . . . and a dead body up the chimney. Thank goodness Honey is on the case!

It’s a crisp sunny day when Honey Driver and fiancé Steve decide to check out Cobden Manor in the hope of starting a new hotel there. The charming country house has fallen on hard times but Honey is confident she can transform its fortunes.

Their plans come crashing to a halt when Honey stumbles across the body of a famous ex-television presenter stuffed unceremoniously up the chimney of one of the outhouses.

Arabella Rolfe fell from grace when she ‘stole’ a married man, but Honey and Steve’s investigation reveals that the well-known diva’s life was even more colourful than anyone realized.

There’s no shortage of people who would want her dead.

But then another body is found, and then another . . .

Can Honey and Steve discover the truth before the body count rises?

In the elegant city of Bath the tills are ringing for Christmas and some wag is sticking red noses on the deer set in prominent places around the city. There’s a Dickensian quality to the misted alleys where people move like shadows whilst flexing their credit cards and cash. Honey has a lot of parties booked at the Green River Hotel. One of them is from a publishing house owned by a chap called Scrimshaw – who used to have a partner called Mallory. Shades of A Christmas Carol? Except murder happens. So the time of peace and goodwill doesn’t happen for Honey and her beau, Steve Doherty. There’s a murderer loose and might just be closer than she’d like.

It’s 1936. The old king has died. A new king takes the throne. Hunger marches are still happening. Like many people Jenny and her family are struggling. They live in a tenement in the centre of Bristol dating from the Middle Ages. Water is down flights of stairs from a pump in the backyard. Their rooms in the shared house are lit by gas. Is it too much to hope for better? Things begin to get better when Roy gets more work, but the world is on the brink of even greater upheaval. So too in Jenny’s life. Is it so wrong to yearn for a house with a garden – or indeed for a meaningful relationship? Things don’t change much – until they move to Coronation Close.

The Roman Baths in the city of Bath are reknowned the world over. The feel of the centuries hangs over you. Steam rises from its hot springs. It’s awesome, but even so you don’t expect murder. Honey deals with a cruel reviewer, a giant teddy bear and Superman – or someone who liked to think they were. Hilarious and, as always, slightly mad.

When a woman drowns in what should have been a rejuvenating mud bath, Honey is sent under cover to find out more. A cinch – but it isn’t. It’s torture. The food is best given to rabbits. Chocolate and cheese are not allowed. Can she possibly concentrate on solving this case, or will she end up eating the furniture?

Ten year old Magda Brodie’s world is torn apart when her mother dies in the workhouse two weeks before Christmas.

Her wastrel father arranges for her sisters to be sent to their grandparents in Ireland and for her younger brother to be adopted leaving Magda distraught with worry as her family are scattered far and wide.

Magda, as the eldest girl is sent to live with her Aunt Bridget who for whatever reason, holds a bitter resentment towards Magda.

But adversity makes Magda strong and determined. She dreams of happier times, to reunite her family and make her Christmas Wish come true.

Honey Driver has engaged a top notch interior designer to upgrade the reception area of The Green River Hotel. Unfortunately Philippe is found dead, choked by a Victorian lavatory flush handle.

A film crew has come to Bath. Yet another Jane Austen film is in the offing. Honey, friends and family trot along as extras, but there’s more drama off screen than on. Tempermental Martyna Manderley is not flavour of the month with anyone and when she’s found stabbed with a hat pin there’s a list of people who admit to not liking her. It doesn’t help when Honey picks up a bloodstained script and becomes number one suspect.

One sultry evening in Kowloon, Dr Rowena Rossiter and Sister Alice Huntley are off-duty and in search of fun – little knowing that their world is on the brink of collapse.

That night, Rowena will meet two men who will fight for her heart for the next four years. Connor O’Connor, the rebellious Irish soldier, who will woo and then lose her, and Kim Pheloung. Immensely rich and the most beautiful man Rowena has ever seen, he is also the most ruthless, with a sinister need to possess and control.

When the Japanese invasion leaves this previously strong and independent woman raped and broken, who will succeed in claiming Rowena’s body and soul? And will she ever learn to love the child born of that terrible Christmas Day?