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Mari Hannah was born in London and moved north as a child. Sponsored by the Home Office, she graduated from Teesside University before becoming a Probation Officer, a career cut short when she was injured while on duty. Thereafter, she spent several years working as a film/television scriptwriter. During that time she created and developed a number of projects, most notably a feature length film and the pilot episode of a crime series for television based on the characters in her book, the latter as part of a BBC drama development scheme. She lives in Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. In 2010, she won the Northern Writers' Award.

Genres: Mystery
DCI Kate Daniels
   1. The Murder Wall (2012)
   2. Settled Blood (2012)
   3. Deadly Deceit (2013)
   4. Monument to Murder (2013)
     aka Fatal Games
   5. Killing For Keeps (2014)
   6. Gallows Drop (2016)
   7. Without a Trace (2020)
   8. Her Last Request (2021)
Stone and Oliver
   1. The Lost (2018)
   2. The Insider (2018)
   3. The Scandal (2019)
   4. Black Fell (2023)
Mari Hannah recommends
Long Way Home (2014)
(Zigic & Ferreira, book 1)
Eva Dolan
"It's rare to come across a debut novel so carefully crafted Eva writes with faultless plotting and attention to detail."
The Informant (2014)
(Kaz Phelps, book 1)
Susan Wilkins
"Faultless plotting. Bring on the sequel."
Before It's Too Late (2015)
(DI Will Jackman, book 1)
Jane Isaac
"My kind of book. Jane Isaac writes with real confidence and attention to detail. An enjoyable and authentic British police procedural."
The Legacy (2017)
(Freyja and Huldar, book 1)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
"If you like your crime fiction dark and engaging, look no further. THE LEGACY is as brutal as it gets. A cracking start to a new series by Yrsa Sigurdardottir."
The House (2017)
Simon Lelic
"Prepared to be scared. The House is a gripping psychological thriller. Simon Lelic knows how to turn the screw."
Hydra (2017)
(Six Stories, book 2)
Matt Wesolowski
"Wonderfully atmospheric. Matt Wesolowski is a skilled storyteller with a unique voice. Definitely one to watch."
The Hidden Bones (2018)
(Hills & Barbrook, book 1)
Nicola Ford
"A cracking debut, Ford's experience as an archeologist shines through on every page. First class."
The Man on the Street (2019)
(Jimmy Mullen, book 1)
Trevor Wood
"What more do you want from a debut than a unique protagonist and a cracking plotline? A smart, thought-provoking crime read with bags of heart and humanity."
Hold Your Tongue (2019)
(DI Eve Hunter, book 1)
Deborah Masson
"Hold Your Tongue is a tense debut in which the past and present collide with devastating consequences. I hope to read more of DI Eve Hunter."
The Resident (2020)
David Jackson
"A dark and deeply unsettling psychological thriller that will creep you out."
Shiver (2021)
Allie Reynolds
"An intriguing, intelligent, imaginative and immersive thriller. I have run out of adjectives. This debut is going to be huge."
The Colours of Death (2021)
(Inspector Isabel Reis, book 1)
Patricia Marques
"A distinctive, intriguing, immersive debut."
The Secret Voices (2022)
(Coral Lael Mystery, book 1)
MJ White
"An unusual premise and an engaging cast of characters. What more could you want from a crime debut? I flew through it."
The Last Party (2022)
(DC Morgan, book 1)
Clare Mackintosh
"Terrific. The Last Party has twists that blindside you all the way."
The Other Side of Night (2022)
Adam Hamdy
"Wow! It takes a special kind of writer to pull off a story like this. Adam Hamdy's brave, intriguing, thought-provoking book will leave readers breathless."

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