Mari Hannah

Interviewed 10 October 2015

Mari Hannah

Mari Hannah was born in London, and now lives in a small Northumberland village with her partner, a former murder detective. She became a writer after her career as a probation officer was cut short following an assault on duty. Her DCI Kate Daniels series has been optioned for TV by Sprout Pictures, a production company owned by Gina Carter and Stephen Fry. Mari’s first standalone thriller, The Silent Room, will be published in November 2015.


Books by Mari Hannah

The Scandal

A stabbing in Newcastle city centre comes as a shock to DS Frankie Oliver when the victim turns out to be someone she knows.

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Insider

When the body of a fourth woman is found on a railway line, DCI David Stone and DS Frankie Oliver have a strong suspicion that a serial killer is at work. On top of that, someone on their team is leaking information to the press.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Lost

A ten-year-old boy goes missing and there are discrepancies in his stepfather’s version of events. DI David Stone and DS Frankie Oliver know that the first 24 hours in any investigation of this type are vital and the pressure soon mounts.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Linda Wilson

Gallows Drop

An investigation into a macabre hanging on an ancient gallows thrusts DCI Kate Daniels’ private life firmly into the spotlight.

Reviewed on 03 March 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Silent Room

A Special Branch officer, believed to have gone rogue, is taken from a hijacked prison van after being refused bail. Most believe DI Jack Fenwick has been sprung by his dodgy mates, but his former sergeant believes he’s been taken against his will and is an innocent man.

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Linda Wilson

Killing For Keeps

When two hideously brutal killings take place within a few hours of each other, it’s not hard to find the link between the two, but bringing the killers to justice proves a lot harder for DCI Kate Daniels and her team.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Linda Wilson

Monument to Murder

Two sets of skeletal remains are found beneath a sand dune near Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast. It’s a case that couldn’t get much colder, but DCI Kate Daniels is determined to catch the killer.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Linda Wilson