Mari Hannah

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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.


Interviewed 10 October 2015

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Trimming. Forecasting. Connecting. Advising. Prosecuting. Patience. Hoping. Scriptwriting. Plotting. Fun.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

Computer screen. iPhone. Northern Writers’ Award. My murder wall. Joni Mitchell’s Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter poster. Photo of my dad. Torrential rain. Beryl Cook’s The Staircase. Japanese Acer.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Poached eggs on toast.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Julianna Margulies. Hank Gormley. Joni Mitchell. Michael Connelly. Jackson Browne. Kevin Spacey. Martina Navratilova

Six things you can't live without ...

Music. Books. Coffee. Family. Northumberland. Laughs.

Five favourite words ...

Zeitgeist. Anathema. Serendipitous. Adrenalin. Ambiguity.

Four places you'd run away to ...

Topanga Canyon. Anywhere in Scotland. Norway. New York.

Three books you've bought recently ...

Jeffery Deaver: Solitude Creek. Dominique Manotti: Lorraine Connection. Eva Dolan: Tell No Tales

Two things that make you rant ...

Bullies and bigots.

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

Ditch the hot pants.