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'Taut storytelling and razor-sharp dialogue.' Daily Mail


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

'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.' 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.

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 and #11 on the Barnes and Noble site.  

US readers can buy the book from the Witness site. 


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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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.


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.  


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 

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