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Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah. Val McDermid

Mari Hannah's already assured command of the crime fiction idiom has even managed to grow incrementally, as The Death Messenger proves. It's a reminder of how appropriate her recent CWA Dagger win was. Barry Foreshaw: 

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

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

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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Stephen Fry and I are thrilled to be working with Mari on bringing the extraordinary Kate Daniels to life - Gina Carter.
Tuesday
Dec172013

Deadly Deceit hits the US

Today, for the third consecutive month, it's publication day for me in the US. This time is Kate Daniels #3 DEADLY DECEIT. I can only hope it does as well as the first two titles.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my publisher Witness Impulse, Harper Collins/WilliamMorrow imprint, in particular my editor Trish Daly.   

Wednesday
Nov202013

A Monumentous Week! 

Today, Monument To Murder - Kate Daniels 4 - is published in hardback by Pan Macmillan in the UK following an amazing week for me personally and also for the series.

On Wednesday 13th November, my debut won the Polari First Book Prize 2013 (see below) and then on 19th the news was transmitted round the world in an article I wrote for the Guardian. You can read it here: I had to dig deep to keep the faith.

Also on that day, Settled Blood was published by Witness Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins/WilliamMorrow in the US.

Yesterday, Forum Books (Corbridge) launched Monument to Murder, an amazing night to celebrate the new book. Today, it goes on sale. I know many of you have been eager to read the next instalment of Northumbria police's murder investigation team.

Thanks to all fans of the series, both here and abroad. Thanks also too to my wonderful AM Heath agent, Oli Munson, my Pan Macmillan editor, Wayne Brookes, my Witness Impulse editor, Trish Daly - not forgetting all the backgound staff who made it happen.

I will never forget this week.       

 

Monday
Nov182013

Settled Blood heads to the US

Great news! Today, US readers will see the second novel in the Kate Daniels series SETTLED BLOOD published by Witness Impulse, an imprint of William Morrow/Harper Collins.

This follows the successful publication of The Murder Wall a month ago which reached #1 in crime, #5 in detective fiction on Amazon.com and #11 on the Barnes and Noble site.  

US readers can buy the book from the Witness site. 

Thursday
Nov142013

πŸŽˆπŸΈπŸŽ‰ The Murder Wall wins the Polari First Book Prize 2013 πŸŽ‰πŸΈπŸŽˆ

I won an award last night. It was the Polari First Book Prize 2013 and I was presented with it at the London’s Southbank Centre on the sixth anniversary of the Polari Literary Salon. Before the winner was announced, we were treated to a cracking line up of writers, poets and artists: readings from Rosie Garland, Patrick Flanery and Charlotte Mendelson, thought-provoking poetry from Dean Atta, music from the inimitable Dee Chanelle and hilarious comedy from Helen Lederer, all introduced by the one and only writer, journalist and host of Polari, Paul Burston. 

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Tuesday
Oct152013

Publication Day in the US.

This is a momentous day in my writing career. The Murder Wall is published in the US by William Morrow/Harper Collins imprint, Witness Impulse today. So if anyone from the States is visiting this site for the very first time, welcome. I can't wait to hear what you think of the book. If you'd like to get in touch, please visit my contacts page or follow me on Twitter @mariwriter.

Sunday
Oct062013

Press Release

In just over a week from now the Kate Daniels series launches in the US. Witness Impulse (William Morrow/Harper Collins) have just released the following press release.  

Thursday
Oct032013

US Book Tour Sign Up

Let the countdown begin! In twelve days time, The Murder Wall will be published in the US by Witness Impulse, an imprint of William Morrow/Harper Collins.

To help it on its way, Literati Author Services, Inc have organised a virtual book tour. Details here. It would be great if you could share this as widely as possible, so push that RT button or post on FaceBook.

Thank you. Mari 

Thursday
Sep192013

My favourite colour today is beige ...

Following on from the announcement of the Polari First Book Prize shortlist, Beige Magazine have been asking about Kate Daniels, how to write an edge-of-your-seat thriller and my thoughts on lesbian fiction. You can read the full interview at the Beige website here.

Sunday
Sep152013

Books ARE my Bag

A day that celebrates books and bookshops is always welcome. The Books Are My Bag campaign was an outstanding success yesterday, kicking off with a bookshop party at Forum Books in Corbridge, my local independent store.

We had cake and balloons and lots of fun with owner Helen Stanton who works extremely hard to support readers and writers throughout the year. It was a pleasure to join her and her staff along with other local authors.

I think Helen's window display was amazing - check out The Murder Wall centre stage! I just knew that orange cover was right as soon as I saw it. 

We had a lovely party and I'd really like to thank all those readers who came along to make the party so special. You were ace! 

Friday
Sep132013

Polari Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for The Polari First Book Prize 2013 was announced on Wednesday 11th September at the Polari Literary Salon at the Southbank Centre and I was thrilled to find that The Murder Wall made the list. Hooray!

Speaking on behalf of the judges, Literary critic Suzi Feay said: “From such a strong longlist, it was difficult to narrow down the choices to the final five ... these are books to dazzle, amuse and beguile.”

The winner will be announced at Polari in the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre on Wednesday, November 13th. Wish me luck!

Monday
Sep092013

US cover.


As you know, the first three books in the Kate Daniels series have been acquired by Witness Impulse, an imprint of William Morrow/Harper Collins in the US.

I'd like to share my US cover of The Murder Wall with you. I think the designer has done a great job. 

 

 

Friday
Aug302013

Monument to Murder 

 

Hooray! This is the best birthday present ever!

Due to demand, a little hard work from me and a lot from the whole of the Pan Macmillan team, the publication of Kate Daniels (4) MONUMENT TO MURDER has been brought forward to 21st November 2013!

I think the cover looks absolutely stunning. I'd be really grateful if you could share this news as widely as possible.   

 

Monday
Aug192013

German translation is published today!


An exciting day!

My second novel Settled Blood was published today in Germany under the title: Ich Will Vergelten by Goldmann publishers, part of the Random House group. 

Wednesday
Jul312013

Polari First Book Prize 2013

I'm both proud and excited to tell you that The Murder Wall has been longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2013. The list was revealed last night at the Polari Literary Salon at the Southbank Centre, London. A shortlist of five titles will be announced there on 11th September, 2013.    

Tuesday
Jul232013

Newsflash! Kate Daniels heads to the US

I'm thrilled to be able to share this press release with you . . .

THE MURDER WALL and two more thrillers from the acclaimed Kate Daniels series by award-winning author Mari Hannah have been acquired by Witness Impulse, an imprint of William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers in the US, for North American rights. Launching in October 2013, Witness is an innovative new digital mystery, suspense, and thriller line, already home to a host of internationally bestselling authors. Witness is proud to publish THE MURDER WALL in October 2013 as an integral part of its launch list, to be followed by SETTLED BLOOD and DEADLY DECEIT.

And as I was about to press send on this news, my US cover dropped into my inbox. I can't tell you how exciting that was and will share it with you as soon as I can. I'm so looking forward to this exciting new opportunity and being one of the first authors to be published by Witness in the US.