When an assault on duty ended her career as a Probation Officer, award-winning author Mari Hannah turned to scriptwriting, creating a number of projects, most notably the pilot episode of a crime series for the BBC based on the characters in her debut The Murder Wall. The Kate Daniels series is in development with Stephen Fry’s production company, Sprout Pictures. She is reader-in-residence for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
The Times described her series character DCI Kate Daniels as a Northerner set to join the roster of top literary detectives.
Mari is the author of the Kate Daniels series set in the north east of England and is published by Pan Macmillan in the UK, Commonwealth and Canada, Goldmann in Germany and Harper Collins in the US.
2010 Northern Writers’ Award for Settled Blood
2013 Polari First Book Prize for The Murder Wall
2014: Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library
2016: Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017
2017: Longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library