Mari Hannah

There’s no doubting the authenticity of Mari Hannah’s crime fiction. As a former probation officer whose partner is a former murder detective, the realism is stamped on every page.

Born in London but now living in a small Northumberland village, Mari is the award-winning author of ten novels, including the DCI Kate Daniels series which is in production to be a TV series. She has followed that with two other series, the Ryan and O’Neil books, and her new Stone and Oliver series. The first, The Lost, sees the detectives searching for a missing ten-year-old boy.

Stone has returned to his roots with fifteen years’ experience in the Met, whereas Oliver is local, a third generation copper with a lot to prove, and a secret that’s holding her back.

None other than Val McDermid says that “no one understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah.”

See Mari: 

Bute Museum on Friday 3 August at 4.30pm – 5.30pm in Starter For Tension with James Oswald and Sarah Hilary.

Bute Museum on Saturday 4 August at 12.30pm – 1.30pm for Time’s Up with Alexandra Sokolof, Sarah Hilary and Ysra Sigurdadottir.