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The Death Messenger

4.83 based on 6 ratings & 4 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Track a stalker. Catch a killer.

When a mysterious DVD is delivered to Northumbria Police Headquarters, DS Matthew Ryan and Detective Superintendent Eloise O’Neil are among the few to view its disturbing content. With little to go on the only lead comes from the anonymous and chilling woman’s voice narrating the blood-soaked lock-up depicted on screen.

But with no victim visible, nor any indication of where the unidentifiable crime scene is located, Ryan and O’Neil get the distinct feeling someone is playing with them. What is certain is that the newly formed special unit has just taken on its first challenging case.

As further shocking videos start arriving at police stations around the country, the body count rises. But what connects all the victims? And why are they being targeted? As the investigation deepens, the team is brought to breaking point as secrets from the past threaten to derail their pursuit of a merciless killer . . .

The Death Messenger is a tense police procedural follows The Silent Room in the thrilling Matthew Ryan series by Mari Hannah.

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Mari Hannah has always had two key specialities: a gift for genuinely ingenious plotting matched by a skill at choreographing suspense sequences that is the equal of more stellar names in the genre. Both characteristics are at full stretch in The Silent Room, with everyone involved (notably the warring officers in the Northumbrian police) leaping off the page. But a crime novel stands or falls on how vividly its central protagonist is conjured, and Hannah has come up with a real winner in Detective Sergeant Matt Ryan
Barry Forshaw Independent on The Silent Room
Mari Hannah in conversation at The Word in South Shields

Mari Hannah in conversation at The Word in South Shields

  • The Word
    The Word
    45 Market Place South Shields , NE33 1JF UNITED KINGDOM
  • 24 November 2017 19:00
24 November 2017 07:00Z 24 November 2017 08:30Z

Award-winning novelist Mari Hannah will join us for a Q&A session that will dive into her career. Find out what inspired her to become a writer, where she gets her ideas from and more, this is an e...

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Mari Hannah at Books on the Tyne, Newcastle Book Festival

Mari Hannah at Books on the Tyne, Newcastle Book Festival

  • Newcastle City Library
    Newcastle City Library
    33 New Bridge Street West Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX UNITED KINGDOM
  • 25 November 2017 18:00
25 November 2017 06:00Z 25 November 2017 07:30Z

Dagger in the Library’ award-winning author, Mari Hannah returns to City Library to tell us about her new book,The Death Messenger and her life as an author and scriptwriter. Mari won the Polari F...

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