Mari Hannah is an award-winning author whose authentic voice is no happy accident. A former probation officer, she has contributed to CID training for Northumbria Police and lives in rural Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. Mari turned to scriptwriting 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. She went on to be shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library and is currently Reader in Residence for Harrogate International Crime Writing Festival.
Miss Marple can solve crimes that have the professionals baffled, and DI Sarah Lund is willing to give up her personal happiness to catch a killer. Here are a few of our favourite females detectives from the page and screen.
From police procedurals to historical mysteries, forensic thrillers to psychological suspense, we have the perfect crime book to read as the evenings get longer and longer.
Every year crime fiction readers and writers make their way to Harrogate for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Here's a run down of where you can catch our authors at this year's festival.
Crazy about House of Cards? Nuts about The Night Manager? Bonkers for Peaky Blinders? Whatever series you're watching, we’ve got the perfect thriller to read alongside it.
With her latest novel The Silent Room out soon, we brought in Mari Hannah for questioning... on her perfect murder.
DCI Kate Daniels is proud to serve her community in the crime-ridden northeast, but she's not your average cop. Her questionable tactics land her into trouble repeatedly; she's not afraid to fly solo; and she has a secret that could jeopardise her career...
Mari Hannah, author of DCI Kate Daniels novels, tells us about her experience at the 2015 Carlisle Crime Weekend.
Step aside Morse and Poirot, here are eleven new fictional detectives to investigate
Kate Daniels, working at the city’s incident room in Market Street, has a lot on her plate. She is called to two crime scenes within a short space of time – Silverlink and the RVI. Two inconspicuous places, but ones that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
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