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Do you love cats, mysteries and delicious baking? Olde England, magic and gorgeous chocolates? Then this is the place for you!

I write cozy mysteries set in the beautiful English Cotswolds and the historic city of Oxford, filled with humour, quirky characters, quaint village settings… and of course, a clever puzzle mystery for you to sink your teeth into!

I hope you enjoy browsing my titles (see below) and looking around my website. Do drop me a line if you have any comments or questions. I love hearing from my readers!

Witch Summer Night's Cream (BEWITCHED BY CHOCOLATE Mysteries ~ Book 3)

LATEST NEW RELEASE

Ready for your next wickedly delicious mystery? A witch, a kitty and a chocolate love potion… Midsummer’s Eve brings murder and magical sleuthing to the tiny English village of Tillyhenge!
READ MORE: Amazon | Amazon UK

Muesli grey tabby cat star of Oxford Tearoom Mysteries (culinary cozy mystery for cat lovers and British mystery fans)

Meet Muesli

Interview with Muesli, star of the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries… Read More
Traditional English Scone recipe from Oxford Tearoom Mysteries (culinary cozy mystery for cat lovers and British mystery fans)

Traditional English Scone Recipe & More!

Want to try making traditional English scones & other delicious British baking featured in the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries? Recipes with photos and video! Read more…
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My Books...

BEWITCHED BY CHOCOLATE Mysteries

(wickedly delicious paranormal cozy mystery!)

"Chocolate, magic, mystery & a hint of romance, what more could you want? These books have all the elements you love about English mysteries – odd characters, neighbours being all up in your business, quaint villages, sprawling manor houses, manners, tea, and cold-blooded murder. Add some paranormal hijinks, a cute cat, and a fun, relatable heroine, and you have a book that's impossible to put down."

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The Oxford Tearoom Mysteries

(culinary cozy mystery for cat lovers and British mystery fans)

* Now also available in LARGE PRINT!

"I tore through this delicious little mystery so fast that my Kindle is still smoking! A brilliant and funny murder mystery... worthy of Agatha Christie lovers"

The TENDER Mysteries

(classic romantic suspense mystery)

"A perfect combination of suspense, mystery and love. A five star read."

Big Honey Dog Mysteries

(8 - 12 years: middle grade mystery and adventure for animal lovers!)

"My 10 year old son who has a short attention span cannot get enough. If you want to get your middle grade reader interested in picking up books, then this is a great place to start."

Summer Beach Vets ~ Escape Down Under

(sweet small-town beach romance)

"A must read for romantic souls and dog lovers! Escapism at its best. A romantic trip to Australia without the travel!"

Latest from my blog…

Muesli’s Corner: Making Friends with Hooch Pooch!

I was so touched to receive some wonderful gifts from my readers recently - it was like Christmas all over again! First, there was the beautiful "fan art" created by Patrick Wirbeleit in Germany, who sent me his paper-cut illustration of the "Little Stables Tearoom"...

NEW AUDIOBOOK RELEASE: Tea with Milk and Murder

Yay! For all the readers who have been sending me messages recently and asking for more audiobooks - I'm delighted to announce that Tea with Milk and Murder, Book 2 in the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, is now available in audio! You can purchase it from: iTunes Audible...

NEW RELEASE: BEWITCHED BY CHOCOLATE Mysteries

I'm really excited to announce the launch of my new series, the BEWITCHED BY CHOCOLATE Mysteries! It's a paranormal cozy mystery that's set in a quaint Cotswolds village, just like my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, with lots of humour, quirky characters and of course, a...

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Just sent my Readers Club subscribers an exclusive sneak peek of the new BEWITCHED BY CHOCOLATE Mystery: Witch Summer Nights Cream - so if youve signed up to my newsletter and dont see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam/Junk folder. :-) 
(**To make sure you dont miss out on future exclusives, you can sign up here: http://www.hyhanna.com/newsletter) 
Hope you enjoy the excerpt. The book is currently with my editor and will be releasing before the end of May!
~ Hsin-Yi

Just sent my Readers' Club subscribers an exclusive sneak peek of the new BEWITCHED BY CHOCOLATE Mystery: "Witch Summer Night's Cream" - so if you've signed up to my newsletter and don't see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam/Junk folder. πŸ™‚
(**To make sure you don't miss out on future exclusives, you can sign up here: http://www.hyhanna.com/newsletter)
Hope you enjoy the excerpt. The book is currently with my editor and will be releasing before the end of May!
~ Hsin-Yi
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I've spent time in the Cotswold's and in Oxford and both series take me back to wonderful memories. I escape to England every time I read your fabulous books. Please keep them coming.

Been anxiously awaiting for this! Love the first two books!

I'm anxiously awaiting the release .... I love this series πŸ‘β€οΈ

Been waiting for this one! This series is a wonderful escape!

Just finished reading the first chapters😻 Fantastic, can't wait for the release!!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Now I'm going to be going crazy until the book comes out!! Who??? What??? Grrr... LOL!

Can't find it in my email....maybe it hasn't made it to it yet.

Hi there , I didn't receive the newsletter so have rejoined. I am in South Australia.

I LOVED IT!! CAN'T WAIT...

Thanks Hsin-Yi! It's awesome!❀️

Wonderful! Thank you!

yahoo! saw that email!

Great cover!!

Can't wait!!

Michelle Pounder

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A question for my British readers this time! πŸ™‚ What's the British English equivalent for "playing hardball"? I have an English character who needs to express that sentiment but "playing hardball" is an American expression - and I just can't think of a similar expression that British people would say instead?? I've been wracking my brains!
Here's the sentence: "I’ve negotiated with much tougher customers than you, so don’t think you can get me to raise my offer by playing hardball.”
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As Pearl suggested, pig-headed or obstinate could work... or bloody-minded/sheer bloody mindedness if that doesn't break the rudeness rules! Hard-nosed is slightly different - the others imply a general leaning towards being awkward, whereas hard-nosed implies an element of savvy (plus an unwillingness to bend). If you wanted something more passive, then a stick-in-the-mud also comes to mind, but more relevant in a social context than negotiation. Mind you, playing hardball does imply deliberately taking a position, so maybe hard-nosed makes most sense... although in reality, the more I think about the particular situation, UK English borrows quite heavily from US English in a business context, so personally I would probably say playing hardball!! Possibly "...raise my offer by not budging an inch" could also work (i.e. total unwillingness to compromise). Probably need to wind back a few more sentences to know what truly makes the most sense!

I'm not British, but is "playing havoc with" an English term, and would it be comparable in meaning? So you would say "....by playing havoc with me," or some variation thereof.

To my mind hard-nosed means insensitive and digging heels in means not wanting to negotiate. Playing hardball probably ok in UK English because no exact equivalent but if the idea is that the stronger person thinks the weaker person isn't really in a position to negotiate tough then you could just say don't piss about

Hmm...It's not an unheard of expression in the UK. I guess we might say something like, "being a hard arse" or being difficult". We also might say someone "wouldn't budge" but that's difficult in the first person. I'll keep thinking.

How about:....raise my offer by 'being pig-headed' or 'being hard-nosed or 'trying to be tough' or 'being obstinate'....

www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/country/british+english.html This might help. Box clever was pretty close I think but not exact. I didn't scroll through the whole list.

Possibly "throwing your weight around"?

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H.Y. Hanna - Author
Bought a gorgeous Bambino Bougainvillea to plant in our back garden last weekend. I LOVE bright colours in the garden - dont you? Muesli thinks the fiery pink brings out her green eyes ;-)

Bought a gorgeous "Bambino Bougainvillea" to plant in our back garden last weekend. I LOVE bright colours in the garden - don't you? Muesli thinks the fiery pink brings out her green eyes πŸ˜‰ ... See MoreSee Less

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Is Muesli in the books also a female? For some reasons, I thought it was a male.

I love those just be cautious of the thorns as it grows

Ah, see you have "help" in the garden πŸ™‚

I just love her beautiful eyesπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Gorgeous kitty and gorgeous plant!

Gorgeous!

So pretty!

Great picture!!!

so cute

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