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This award winning crime thriller series has evolved into one of the best in the market. 

 

 

'A vivid new hero in this satisfyingly dark and tense thriller.' The Independent

 

'They're just great reads.' Stephen Fry, Sprout Pictures.




'If proof were neeed that Hannah's DCI Kate Daniels is a great addition to the crime scene, then here it is.' Peterborough Telegraph

 

'Brutal and engaging. Mari Hannah writes with a sharp eye and a dark heart.' Peter James.

 

'DCI Kate Daniels: a Northerner to join the roster of top literary detectives.' The Times.


'Solid plotting ... a satisfying and meaty read.' The Guardian.

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Sunday
Oct292017

Dagger in the Library 2017


It was with much pride that I finally got my hands on the Dagger in the Library 2017 at a glittering awards ceremony in London on October 26.

To receive such an award is an honour so early in my career. It means so much because, in the early stages, it was librarians and readers who voted me onto the longlist. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for all the support they have given me since I was first published in 2012.

I grew up in a home that had few books. Libraries were very important to me. It breaks my heart that we are losing so many, along with the expertise of professional librarians and their amazing staff who can, and do, deliver so much more than books on shelves.

That's what makes this award all the more special.

Thank you, Mari x

 

Monday
Jun192017

I have news!

On Saturday, I attended the British Library in London for the CWA Dagger in the Library announcement. As my partner and I walked up to the gates, a woman was walking the other way. She was the spitting image of my friend and mentor, Carole Blake, whose agency I joined as a debut author and who, sadly, is no longer with us. I'm not normally superstitious but it made me wonder: was it a sign? An hour later, I was accepting the award! 

Grateful thanks must go to my amazing agent, Oli Munson, who has always believed in me; my publisher, Wayne Brookes, at Pan Macmillan; the CWA; the judges; the Reading Agency and my fellow shortlisted authors: Andrew Taylor, James Oswald, Kate Ellis, SJ Sansom and Tana French - all fine writers. As for me, I’m still pinching myself! And Carole, this is for you too! She'd have been the first to raise a glass. 

Mari x 

 

Thursday
May112017

Big news ...

I'm thrilled to share the news. I've been shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017 for my body of work. Thanks to all the librarians and readers who nominated me.

The winner will be announced at the British Library in London on 17th June.

Sunday
Apr162017

Cover reveal...

Following on from the success of The Silent Room, I can confirm that DS Matthew Ryan will be back. This time he teams up with Det. Supt. Eloise O'Neil in a newly formed unit.

The Death Messenger will be published on Thursday, November 16th 2017.   

Thursday
Mar092017

I'm moving (publishing) house.

I'm thrilled to announce a three book deal with publishing giant Orion Publishing to write a new series. The Orion name is synonymous with exceptional crime writers whose work I admire – I’m so proud to have joined them and thrilled at the prospect of a new challenge and being published to a wider, international audience. 

This is what Orion said: the first is a major deal for world rights for Mari Hannah, which sees the award winning crime writer move from Pan Macmillan to Orion Fiction. Pathak acquired three novels from Oli Munson at A.M. Heath in the Stone and Oliver series, with the first book, The Lost, being published as a paperback original in Spring 2018.

And a little hint of what is to come: Set against the backdrop of inner city Newcastle and the dramatic wilderness of Northumberland, the series follows DI David Stone, who has just arrived home from the Met police, and DS Frankie Oliver, a third generation detective who followed her father and grandfather into the force.

So, to bring you right up to date, I'm already working on The Lost and welcome you all to share in this new and exciting journey.

Mari