Big Honey Dog Mysteries: award-winning middle grade mystery series for children 8 to 12 years 15

HY+Honey+books-authorphoto4Hello and welcome to the world of Big Honey Dog Mysteries – the award-winning mystery series for kids and dog lovers of all ages, from H.Y. Hanna.

Action-packed and full of suspense and humour, while touching on issues important to kids 9 to 12 years old, these are the perfect middle grade read or a book for parents and children to enjoy together, as well as a great choice for middle school teachers and librarians.


“Dog lovers young and old will love this rip-roaring, bark-serious adventure… highly recommended” ~ Midwest Book Review


“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) and a climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Not only was this book highly entertaining but there are some great messages in it.”~ LitChick Hit List


“If you want to get your middle grade reader interested in picking up books, then this is a great place to start.” ~ Net Galley.

BOOKS IN THE SERIES – click here to read more about the titles in the series.

THE REAL HONEY – learn more about the ‘real’ Honey dog who inspired the stories.

Scroll down to see cute pups reading the Big Honey Dog Mysteries in our International Readers’ Gallery!



It’s been like awards’ season recently! 😀

ReadersFavorite-5star-shiny(lowres)CURSE OF THE SCARAB has won GOLD at the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, as well as being a Finalist in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards

and A SECRET IN TIME has won GOLD at the Children’s Literary Classics Book Awards, as well as SILVER in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards!

“…a delightful cast of characters, each with their own endearing personalities. With playful puns and creative twists on age-old clichés Hanna artfully addresses such moral topics as prejudice and stereotypes, gossip and rumors all rolled up into an page-turning mystery.” ~ Children’s Literary Classics



Big Honey Dog Mysteries HOLIDAY COLLECTION
(Halloween, Christmas & Easter Box Set)



Halloween hysteria. Christmas rescue. Easter secrets. Serious slobber.

Celebrate your favourite holidays with this collection of exciting short mysteries featuring Honey the Great Dane sleuth and her canine friends. In NIGHT OF FLYING SHADOWS, a creepy visitor on Halloween night sends the dogs on a dangerous mission through a haunted forest. Then Honey and her friends find themselves deciphering a mysterious note during a snowy Christmas in MESSAGE IN A BAUBLE. And in TREASURE FROM THE PAST, the dog detectives race to uncover a long-lost secret over an Easter weekend.


Get 3 books in 1! Buy this discounted box set and save on the individual books


Available from:


EBOOK: | | Amazon Australia (+other Amazon sites)


Apple iBooks | Barnes & Noble NOOK | Kobo | Google Play


PAPERBACK edition (ISBN 978-0-9941726-2-4)

Amazon | Amazon UK | Book Depository | |Wordery

* Also available on order from your local bookstores and from libraries by request.






*Send me a photo of your pet (or yourself!) reading the Big Honey Dog Mysteries and be added to our Readers’ Gallery!




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15 thoughts on “Big Honey Dog Mysteries: award-winning middle grade mystery series for children 8 to 12 years

  • Nicole

    As a beagle owner the beagle in this book fits to a tee. I felt like I was reading about my boy. That is how well she described the beagle. It is really good book , anyone could read this book and fall in love with the animals in this book.

  • NeiL

    Great to see an Aussie author bringing vitality into the children’s market.
    I was tickled to read in a recent review about ‘peemail’ to describe when dogs do their thing as they pass bushes, trees and interesting clumps of grass. As the author of the Doffie The Dog stories I can say the H. Y. Hanna is into her dog’s mind. I know several Great Danes and now I am starting to understand their thinking. The expression “Oh my Dog!” was also a nice touch. Keep it up! NeiL

  • dawn and mikey the grey hound

    Hi Hsin-Yi,
    What a cool idea to have the dog’s show how much they love Honey’s book. Like I said, I wish I had my Honey Dog book with me when Mikey the Greyhound was sick. He would have loved the story time, and it would have been a lovely distraction having me read a story to him and of course take a picture or two of him being read to. I think he might have been sensitive with the big snake bites to his face and the huge body bloat. I hope to be in Arizona in June and will get pictures of Mikey with his book. I worry he will get boogies on it. His nose runs due to the Columbian Mesquite tress that seem to make his nose run constantly. You have a great looking group of canine and feline readers. Dogs are smart and have discerning taste when it comes to reading material.
    Dawn and Mikey the Greyhound

  • Madeleine

    Hi, I know I haven’t been in touch for a while, but I still try and follow what you are doing and am so pleased that your books are going well – I shall catch up this coming winter. Things have been a bit hectic and stressful since I lost Candy at Christmas – the rescue lurcher has been great and I collect my new Dane puppy next week – so I am a bit excited to say the least. I miss your Honey blog but still try and catch up on her former posts. Hope all goes well with you and Paul and of course Muesli. Take care now and all the very best. xxx

    • H.Y. Hanna Post author

      Belated thank you again for your lovely comment, Madeleine – I hope that things are going well for you and that time is healing some of the pain of losing Candy. You must be having your hands full with your new puppy! :-) But I’m sure it’s all good fun – hope the dogs are enjoying each other’s company. Take care!


    • H.Y. Hanna Post author

      Aw, thank you, Sam – I’m so pleased you enjoyed them! :-) I’ll be releasing a special Halloween edition soon – and then a new full novel right before Christmas! Thanks so much for taking the time to write – I really appreciate it! 😀


  • Melissa

    I have had computer problems and have not been online for what feels like forever! Thank you for posting Sheba’s picture ‘reading’ Honey’s Halloween adventure! Even though I am an adult, I still enjoy Honey’s adventures! I also look forward to reading your other books! Thank you again!

    • H.Y. Hanna

      Oh, you’re very welcome, Melissa! :-) I’m so sorry – I’ve been meaning to email you too to let you know that I’d put the picture of Sheba up but hadn’t got around to it yet. You beat me to it! 😉 And thank you for your kind words and support as always!

      best wishes,

    • H.Y. Hanna (Hsin-Yi) Post author

      Thanks for your enthusiasm, trevise! :-) I’m hoping to write & release the next one by the end of this summer (that’s the Northern Hemisphere summer!) – so hopefully Book 3 should be out in Aug or Sep.


  • Anna

    Hi I am Annabel, and I own a lovely mastiff cross puppy. As a lover of large breed dogs, it was great to know how wonderful Honey was. I have not read your books but I admire your love for her. I love my dog so much that I can understand your love for yours. I hope you are doing well.

    • H.Y. Hanna (Hsin-Yi) Post author

      Hi Annabel – thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Your puppy must be lovely – mastiffs have the most gorgeous faces, I think! All those adorable wrinkles on the forehead (I have a weakness for jowls and wrinkles!). Thanks for your nice words and wishing you lots of fun with your pup!

      Best wishes,

      • Anna

        Thank you, she is simply soo cute. Yes. Those forehead wrinkles, folds of skin. She is such a pleasure and feeding her is fun. She gobbles up all the good food I give her.