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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (12 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330539930
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330539937
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mari Hannah was born in London and moved north as a child. Sponsored by the Home Office, she graduated from Teesside University before becoming a Probation Officer, a career cut short when she was injured while on duty. Thereafter, she spent several years working as a film/television scriptwriter. During that time she created and developed a number of projects, most notably a feature length film and the pilot episode of a crime series for television based on the characters in her book, the latter as part of a BBC drama development scheme. She lives in Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. In 2010, she won the Northern Writers' Award. She is also the winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2013.

Mari is the author of the Kate Daniels series.

To find Mari or see where she is appearing, visit her events page at: marihannah.com



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Brilliant plotting and scene setting, an outspoken, reckless and determined woman chief inspector, a carefully crafted supporting cast and police procedural details so real that it s like being a fly on the wall make this an outstanding first novel. --Lancashire Evening Post

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By gherkingirl on 24 Aug. 2012
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Started off quite well, but makes the debut mistake of adding in too many things. Each character has some massive backstory that over eggs the pudding. The two stories don't tie together until late in the book when distracted by the jumpy style and two page chapters, vast selection of characters, and the slotted in bits about the killer, I'd just ceased to care enough.

I never got a clear sense of why the killer did it and he seemed lacking in authenticity for me, more killer by numbers. I finished the book but it never grabbed me. Mari Hannah writes well, but the book felt poorly edited and leaps about in a disjointed way so that her good prose gets swamped. I also got very little sense of location compared to Val McDermid or Danielle Ramsay's mentions of the North East and this disappointed me as it's a part of the world I love.

I'll give the second one a go because there's potential, but I hope her editing team do better next time.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Garrysnaith on 3 Jun. 2012
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I am always on the look out for a new book to read and Mari Hannah's Murder Wall appeared to fit the bill and the fact that it was set in the Newcastle area where I live gave it an added attraction. Hiowever there is a lot more to this book than just that. It is a fast paced and well written crime thriller with a refreshing lead character in Kate Daniels. Mari has an excellent grasp of story telling and keeps the story nicely moving along and plenty of plot twists to keep you guessing.

I would highly recommend her debuit novel and I am really looking forward to her second novel out at the back end of this year which again features Kate Daniels. I for one can't wait
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By VPeanuts on 13 May 2012
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Mari Hannah's debut novel introduces us to a new detective, DCI Kate Daniels. Kate is intelligent, gutsy and strong but someone's out to put a spanner in the works of Daniels's illustrious career. Almost a year after discovering a brutal double murder, Daniels is presented with the corpse of a familiar face but fails to disclose the connection - making everything even more complicated. A murderer is on the loose in Newcastle and it's up to Daniels to stop the killer from claiming any more victims.

Mari Hannah's writing is taut and intelligent, she keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the novel. The way in which Mari describes the characters gives the reader a great mental image of who she's writing about. There's an abundance of characters which just adds to the realistic feel of the piece.

It's fast-paced, gritty and realistic. It contains lots of information regarding police procedures but the information is always relevant to the story. The idea behind the crimes is highly original and, as a native north-easterner, I loved that the geographical locations were accurate.

In Kate Daniels, Mari has created a character that you want to know more about and I for one and am pleased that the second installment featuring DCI Daniels will be out later this year.

Always mindful of the reader, Hannah has produced short chapters for bedtime readers who want to stop at the end of a chapter. However, the story is so good, you may find it keeps you awake all night!

A great debut from a writer with bags of potential.

Vic x
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By PL McIlroy on 12 April 2012
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This is an accomplished first novel by Mari Hannah, it grips the reader from the start and is almost impossible to put down. The prose is a joy to read; lean, tight sentences conjure unforgettable scenes in the imagination. The chapters are short and intense, heightening the senses and compelling you to read on.

DCI Kate Daniels is strong, direct, competitive, independent, fiercely loyal to those she loves and a risk-taker. She's protective of her private life and rarely confides in anyone, yet she's often the first to offer support to others. DS Hank Gormley is the perfect foil to DCI Daniels as he gradually draws her out and gives the reader a more rounded view of her character. The well observed office politics and banter in the police station feel realistic and believable.

In contrast the measured, detached tone of the killer will make your flesh crawl. It's a truly chilling characterization of a killer who is as haunted as Daniels in their own way, a tormented soul that evokes no sympathy.

Packed with original twists and memorable characters this début novel is a thrilling, compulsive page-turner!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ammc on 9 Nov. 2013
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This book was a big disappointment for me. The writing style is awkward and makes it difficult to read, I had to will myself to go on reading after the first few (very short) chapters. About a third into the story, the flow improved and I started to enjoy it a bit. Then towards the end, it becomes clunky again and that combined with poor characterisation and a few improbabilities here and there makes this a rather poor book.
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By Bobchronic on 17 Mar. 2014
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I heard about this novel because it won the Polari First Book award and so I was curious to read a crime novel which had won a prize in a competition not confined to crime novels. After a slow start, it improved and the writer really has 'page-turner' qualities. Kate Daniels is a very driven, not terribly likable character but she was very believable in relation to the murder investigation. I have only two points of criticism. I did not 'get' the serial killer or his motive for killing; it was too much like plotting-by-numbers for me. After all the excellent portrayal of police procedures and the way that Kate Daniels is rather flexible with them when it suits her, I could not take the final denouement scene seriously. Very well written, in terms of building suspense, but not credible at all. That said, I'll give her other books a go - she is clearly a gifted writer. Not yet Val MacDiarmid.
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