10-14-2013 10:47 PM
International award-winning crime writer Mari Hannah
Mari Hannah is the author of new release THE MURDER WALL. Her website is here:
From Mari's website:
Hello! I am the author of the Kate Daniels series. Born in London, I moved to the North East as a child. When my parents moved away, I stayed. I now live in a small Northumberland village with my partner, a former murder detective.
I became a writer after my career as a Probation Officer was cut short following an assault on duty. Long story short, I began using a computer because it was too painful to write with a pen. Ironically, the idea that I might one day become a writer then began to form in my head.
I tried different forms of writing before settling on prose, spending several years working as a film/television scriptwriter. Among other things, I've written a low-budget romantic comedy with a football theme, a piece of work I'm really proud of. Any producers out there? It's still looking for a home!
When I finished that film, I turned my attention to the BBC, pitching a television serial based on characters in my then unfinished debut crime novel THE MURDER WALL. I won a place on the BBC North East Voices Drama Development Scheme. After completing the TV script, I went back to the book I started years ago but somehow never thought I'd finish.
Eventually, I found a brilliant literary agent, Oli Munson (AM Heath) who I adore. Every writer should have an Oli! With his patience and expertise, and more hard work from me, THE MURDER WALL and SETTLED BLOOD - the first two books in my DCI Kate Daniels series - were sold to Germany. Goldmann picked up the rights after a heated auction in the first translation deal for the Newcastle based crime series.
In July 2010, I won the Northern Writers' Time to Write Award. And in October of that year, British and Commonwealth rights - including Canada - were sold to Publishing Director Wayne Brookes at Pan Macmillan in a three book deal.
The Murder Wall, my debut, is on the longlist for the Polari First Book Prize.
10-14-2013 10:49 PM
10-14-2013 10:52 PM - edited 10-14-2013 10:53 PM
The Murder Wall: It's where you look death in the face.
Months after discovering a double homicide in a sleepy village, detective Kate Daniels is still haunted by her failure to solve the crime. When a new murder gives Daniels her first case as officer in charge, she jumps at another chance to get it right.
But even more shocking than the brutal killing is the fact that Daniels recognizes the corpse. Eager to prove herself, she decides to keep her connection to the dead man a secret from her team, putting her career in jeopardy as her personal and professional lives threaten to collide.
As the killer continues to claim his victims, Daniels unearths baffling clues in her search for connections among the murders . . . and while she draws closer to finding the culprit, he is watching her.
10-15-2013 03:04 PM
This book sounds really good!