Mari Hannah to feature in Read Regional Campaign


Mari Hannah is selected as one of 13 writers to feature in the annual Read Regional campaign, which is designed to encourage local readers to read books from local authors. Read Regional campaign is supported by New Writing North, the writing and reading development agency for the north of England. The writers will be involved in promotional events in libraries and bookshops throughout the North.

The Read Regional campaign started in 2008 and has been successfully running ever since. The campaign starts in October 2012 until Spring 2013. The campaign is in partnership with 23 libraries across the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside. The 13 writers, both novelists and poets, will also feature in a free Read Regional booklet, which will include information about their books and details of the events. Over 30,000 copies of the booklet will be distributed across the region. You can find out more information on the Read Regional campaign here.

Mari Hannah's debut novel THE MURDER WALL was published last year by Macmillan and her second, SETTLED BLOOD, is due in November 2012.

Blake Friedmann authors headline at this weekend's Harrogate Crime Festival.


Several Blake Friedman authors including, Peter James, Deon Meyer, David Mark, Margie Orford and Mari Hannah, are participating in various events at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. The festival begins today, Thursday 19 July and finishes Sunday 22 July. Please click here for more information on the Harrogate festival.

THE MURDER WALL is North Tyneside’s Summer Read 2012!


Each year, New Writing North, North Tyneside Council and Arts Council England choose one novel to promote throughout the summer, in order to engage the community through reading and discussion.  This year's selection is THE MURDER WALL by Mari Hannah and it will be available through libraries, council offices and throughout the North Tyneside area from July to September. 

The three month event will culminate on Thursday, 4th October at The Grand Hotel, Tynemouth for a 'Meet the Author' event with Mari Hannah, who will talk about her novel and meet with readers.

Click here for details and more information.

THE MURDER WALL is published by Macmillan, and the second in the series, SETTLED BLOOD will be published in November this year.


 'Brutal and engaging.  Mari Hannah writes with a sharp eye and a dark heart.' -- Peter James

'THE MURDER WALL is a police procedural par excellence and one of the most assured debuts I've ever read. Mari Hannah is a skilled plotter with a great eye for character and a wealth of personal experience in the field to draw on. Make no mistake, she is going to be huge.' --The Underground Book Club

Crime On Tour with Mari Hannah and David Mark


As part of the 10th anniversary programme for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, the organizers are going beyond Harrogate and taking the country's most promising debut crime writers on the road.

This June both David Mark and Mari Hannah will be appearing in Crime on Tour events in Newcastle and Yorkshire alongside other debutants and hosted by an established crime writer.

Click here for dates and more information.