Mari Hannah is a multi-award-winning author whose authentic voice is no happy accident. A former probation officer, she lives in rural Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. Mari turned to script-writing when her career was cut short following an assault on duty. Her debut, The Murder Wall (adapted from a script she developed with the BBC), won her the Polari First Book Prize. Its follow-up, Settled Blood, picked up a Northern Writers' award. Her Kate Daniels series is in development with Stephen Fry's production company, Sprout Pictures. Mari's body of work won her the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017, an incredible honour to receive so early on in her career. In 2019, she was Chair for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and was awarded the Diva Wordsmith of the Year.
Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah.
* Val McDermid *
Mari Hannah writes with a sharp eye and a dark heart. * Peter James *
Brand new series, same top-notch writing. * Eva Dolan *
There's an authenticity to Mari Hannah 's gritty police procedurals that eludes many of her contemporaries ...The book has steely narrative command, with chilling insights into the killer's ego. * Guardian *
Few crime writers capture the workings of the police - and the pressures on offices - better than Hannah. If you read only one police procedural this year, make it The Insider. It deserves it. * Daily Mail *
Hannah's plots are original and modern, rooted in the fast-changing relationships between men and women. * Sunday Times *
A pacy, gritty and authentic read. * Heat *