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

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

 

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


'Solid plotting ... a satisfying and meaty read.' Laura Wilson - The Guardian.

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Stephen (Fry) and I are thrilled to be working with Mari on bringing the extraordinary Kate Daniels to life - Gina Carter.
Tuesday
Jun242014

Two more Kate Daniels for the US

Apologies to US readers. I should have mentioned this a while ago but it went out of my head following my father's sudden death. I'm delighted to announce that Harper Collins/Witness Impulse have offered for two more in the Kate Daniels series so, to all of you who've asked, there are more on their way! As soon as I know publication dates, I'll post them here. Thanks for your continued support.

Mari 

Saturday
Apr262014

A Very Happy Anniversary.

Wow! If anyone had taken a punt on how far I'd go in the two years following publication and come up with the list below, I'd have looked around for the men in white coats. Yes, today is only the second anniversary of my debut THE MURDER WALL hitting the book shelves and it has far outweighed my expectations.

Two years. Four books in print. A further contract with UK publisher Pan Macmillan. The Polari Prize 2013. An ebook deal with Harper Collins/Witness Impulse in the US which morphed into a physical deal and the publication of three books in three consecutive months late last year. Appearances at Crimefest, Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and Iceland Noir to look forward to, among others . . .

I'd like to acknowledge all who have helped along the way: publishing staff who have worked tirelessly on my behalf on both sides of the Atlantic, my fabulous agent Oli Munson at A.M. Heath and Blake Friedmann Literary, Film & TV Agency before that, every festival and library who have invited me to spread the word about Kate Daniels. None of this would have happened without the hardworking booksellers and librarians who have recommended the series to the public. I must also mention every single person who has taken the trouble to write to me, tweeted with/for me or reviewed my books and, most importantly, the readers. You are all amazing. Thank you.

Wednesday
Mar122014

Love books? Love travel? I give you the Buena Vista Book Club.

A while ago, I was approached by the team behind an exciting new venture, the wonderful Buena Vista Book Club.

As a Northern Writers' Award winner, I was delightled to be one of the first authors to make a video, a chance to showcase the region I write about, my favourite part of the world.

The site has launched today. It's free to join and there is a chance to win a complete set of the Kate Daniels crime fiction series. Click on the BVBC logo above and take a look for yourself.   

Monday
Feb242014

Daniels gets physical in the US.

News flash! Given THE MURDER WALL's success in digital format in the US, I'm pleased to share some brilliant news. My publisher Witness Impulse - HarperCollins/WilliamMorrow imprint - have decided to bring out a physical book over there on March 25th. That's only a month away and I can't wait to receive a copy I can actually hold in my hands! 

Tuesday
Feb182014

Unpublished and have a good crime story to tell? If so, read on ...

I'm honoured to have been asked to judge a new crime writing competition run by literary agency A.M. Heath in association with The Writers' Workshop. My fellow judges are agents, Oli Munson and Euan Thorneycroft and fellow authors Samantha Hayes and Harry Bingham. This is an amazing opportunity for aspiring crime writers, so get scribbling and have a go. Criteria and details of how to enter are available here: Criminal Lines. Good luck everyone!