The Murder Wall

The Murder Wall
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 460
  • Relase : 2012-04-12
  • ISBN : 9780230764996

The Murder Wall Book Review:

The Murder Wall is Mari Hannah's first gripping crime novel featuring DCI Kate Daniels. Eleven months after discovering a brutal double murder in a sleepy Northumbrian town, Detective Chief Inspector Kate Daniels is still haunted by her failure to solve the case. Then the brutal killing of a man on Newcastle’s Quayside gives Daniels another chance to get it right, and her first case as Senior Investigating Officer. When Daniels recognizes the corpse, but fails to disclose the fact, her personal life swerves dangerously into her professional life. But much worse, she is now being watched. As Daniels steps closer to finding a killer, a killer is only a breath away from claiming his next victim . . .

Without a Trace

Without a Trace
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781409192381

Without a Trace Book Review:

'Involving, sophisticated, intelligent and suspenseful' Lee Child 'A gripping, twisty police procedural' Shari Lapena 'Sets off at a cracking pace from page one and never slows down' Rachel Abbott 'Compelling, page-turning suspense ... Mari is a writer at the very top of her game' Steve Cavanagh A FATAL CRASH A plane on route from London to New York City has disappeared out of the sky. This breaking news dominates every TV channel, every social media platform, and every waking hour of the Metropolitan Police and US Homeland Security. A PRIVATE TRAGEDY The love of DCI Kate Daniels' life was on that aircraft, but she has no authority to investigate. This major disaster is outside of her jurisdiction and she's ordered to walk away. A SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH But Kate can't let it lie. She has to find out what happened to that plane - even if it means going off book. No one is safe. And there are some very dangerous people watching her...

The Murder Wall

The Murder Wall
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Witness Impulse
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2014-03-25
  • ISBN : 0062323539

The Murder Wall Book Review:

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.

Settled Blood

Settled Blood
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2012-11-08
  • ISBN : 9780230765672

Settled Blood Book Review:

Settled Blood is Maria Hannah's second gripping crime novel featuring DCI Kate Daniels. When a young girl is found dead at the base of Hadrian’s Wall, it’s not long before Detective Chief Inspector Kate Daniels realizes her death was no ordinary homicide. She was thrown from a great height and was probably alive before she hit the ground. Then a local businessmen reports his daughter missing, has Daniels found the identity of her victim, or is a killer playing a sickening game? As the murder investigation team delve deeper into the case, half truths are told, secrets exposed, and while Daniels makes her way through a mountain of obstacles time is running out for one terrified girl.

Magic Bites

Magic Bites
  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-12-31
  • ISBN : 9781101619902

Magic Bites Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the “intriguing world” (Locus) of Kate Daniels with this special edition of Magic Bites... Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way... This special edition includes in-depth information about the world of Kate Daniels, with descriptions of its characters and factions. Explore Kate’s Atlanta like never before with answers to FAQ and a quiz to find your place there. And don’t miss the prequel story “A Questionable Client,” as well as scenes of events in Magic Bites from Curran’s point of view.

Deadly Deceit

Deadly Deceit
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 2013-04-11
  • ISBN : 9780230768321

Deadly Deceit Book Review:

Deadly Deceit is Mari Hannah's third gripping crime novel featuring DCI Kate Daniels. Four a.m. on a wet stretch of the A1 and a driver skids out of control. Quick on the scene, Senior Investigating Officer Kate Daniels and partner DS Hank Gormley are presented with a horrifying image of carnage and mayhem that quickly becomes one of the worst road traffic accidents in Northumberland’s history. But as the casualties mount up, they soon realize that not all deaths were as a result of the accident . . . On the other side of town a house goes up in flames, turning its two inhabitants into charred corpses. Seemingly unconnected with the traffic accident, Kate sets about investigating both incidences separately. But it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems, and Kate and her colleagues are always one step behind a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to get what they want. Continue the criminal investigation series with Monument to Murder.

The Silent Room

The Silent Room
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2018-01-16
  • ISBN : 9781250115676

The Silent Room Book Review:

One fugitive. A deadly plot. No rules. Thus begins an ingenious and lightning-fast thriller that reviewers agree is “not to be missed.” Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan wants to clear the name of his former boss, who stands accused of official corruption. But before he can do so, his boss disappears. Did he escape from police custody, or was he kidnapped? Or did something even worse happen to him? The Silent Room has everything a good thriller should have—compelling characters, a gripping plot and storyline, superb pacing, and a strong sense of place. In addition it has heart, something many thrillers sorely lack. Add some truly scary villains, vast uncertainty about whom to trust, and a loudly ticking clock, and we have ourselves a thriller that will grip readers from the first pages and never let go. “The explosive opening of The Silent Room introduces a gripping thriller with a very human face. Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah.”—Val McDermid “Very creepy. Read it on your commute, and you’ll be looking over your shoulder all the way home.” —Marie Claire “I was annoyed every time I was forced to put the book down and do mundane yet necessary stuff like eat or sleep.” —Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The Death Messenger

The Death Messenger
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2019-01-15
  • ISBN : 9781250118806

The Death Messenger Book Review:

Track a stalker. Catch a killer. The Death Messenger is a tense police procedural following The Silent Room in the thrilling Matthew Ryan series by Mari Hannah. When a mysterious DVD is delivered to Northumbria Police Headquarters, DS Matthew Ryan and Detective Superintendent Eloise O’Neil are among the few to view its disturbing content. With little to go on the only lead comes from the anonymous and chilling woman’s voice narrating the blood-soaked lock-up depicted on screen. But with no victim visible, nor any indication of where the unidentifiable crime scene is located, Ryan and O’Neil get the distinct feeling someone is playing with them. What is certain is that the newly formed special unit has just taken on its first challenging case. As further shocking videos start arriving at police stations around the country, the body count rises. But what connects all the victims? And why are they being targeted? As the investigation deepens, the team is brought to breaking point as secrets from the past threaten to derail their pursuit of a merciless killer . .

Magic Strikes

Magic Strikes
  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 0441017029

Magic Strikes Book Review:

When her werewolf friend Derek is attacked and left for dead, mercenary Kate Daniels investigates and stumbles upon a dark plot that could forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

Blood Heir

Blood Heir
  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : NYLA
  • Pages : 367
  • Relase : 2021-01-12
  • ISBN : 9781641971584

Blood Heir Book Review:

From award-winning author, Ilona Andrews, an all-new novel set in the New York Times #1 bestselling Kate Daniels World and featuring Julie Lennart-Olsen, Kate and Curran's ward. Atlanta was always a dangerous city. Now, as waves of magic and technology compete for supremacy, it’s a place caught in a slow apocalypse, where monsters spawn among the crumbling skyscrapers and supernatural factions struggle for power and survival. Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name—Aurelia Ryder—drawn by the urgent need to protect the family she left behind. An ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, an enemy unlike any other, and a string of horrifying murders is its opening gambit. If Aurelia’s true identity is discovered, those closest to her will die. So her plan is simple: get in, solve the murders, prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled, and get out without being recognized. She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she'd ever loved could threaten everything. One small misstep could lead to disaster. But for Aurelia, facing disaster is easy; it’s relationships that are hard.

Magic Bleeds

Magic Bleeds
  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2010-05-25
  • ISBN : 9781101187760

Magic Bleeds Book Review:

The fourth Kate Daniels novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who “defines urban fantasy” (Fresh Fiction). Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle—especially if they involve Atlanta’s shapeshifting community. When she’s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and rode to war at the side of Kate’s father. This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family...

The Scandal

The Scandal
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2019-03-07
  • ISBN : 9781409174103

The Scandal Book Review:

'Brand new series. Same top-notch writing.' Eva Dolan When an young man is found stabbed to death in a side street in Newcastle city centre in the run up to Christmas, it looks like a botched robbery to DCI David Stone. But when DS Frankie Oliver arrives at the crime scene, she gets more than she bargained for. She IDs the victim as Herald court reporter, thirty-two-year old Chris Adams she's known since they were kids. With no eyewitnesses, the MIT are stumped. They discover that when Adams went out, never to return, he was working on a scoop that would make his name. But what was the story he was investigating? And who was trying to cover it up? As detectives battle to solve the case, they uncover a link to a missing woman that turns the investigation on its head. The exposé has put more than Adams' life in danger. And it's not over yet.

Magic Breaks

Magic Breaks
  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2014-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780698146402

Magic Breaks Book Review:

No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same in this #1 New York Times bestselling series: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it… As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, but she must now deal with the affairs of the Pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel, ancient being with godlike powers. As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend a gathering of leaders from Atlanta’s supernatural factions. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered by a shapeshifter, Kate is given less than twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war that could destroy everything she holds dear...

Monument to Murder

Monument to Murder
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2013-11-21
  • ISBN : 9781447246053

Monument to Murder Book Review:

Monument to Murder is Maria Hannah's fourth gripping crime novel featuring DCI Kate Daniels. He selects. They die . . . When skeletal remains are found beneath the fortified walls of an ancient castle on Northumberland's rugged coastline, DCI Kate Daniels calls on a forensic anthropologist to help identify the corpse. Meanwhile, newly widowed prison psychologist Emily McCann finds herself drawn into the fantasy of convicted sex offender, Walter Fearon. As his mind games become more and more intense, is it possible that Daniels' case has something to do with his murderous past? With his release imminent, what exactly does he have in mind for Emily? As Daniels encounters dead end after dead end and the body count rises, it soon becomes apparent that someone is hiding more than one deadly secret . . . Continue the investigative series with Killing For Keeps.

Killing for Keeps

Killing for Keeps
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan Adult
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2014-12-01
  • ISBN : 144724611X

Killing for Keeps Book Review:

The next gripping novel by Mari Hannah. IT'S IN THE BLOOD. Two brothers from the same criminal family die within hours of each other, five miles apart, one on the edge of a Newcastle industrial estate, the other in a busy A & E department of a local hospital, unseen by the triage team. Both victims have suffered horrific injuries. Who wanted them dead? Will they kill again? Investigating these brutal and bloody killings leads DCI Kate Daniels to break some rules, putting her career as well as her life on the line. As the body count rises in the worst torture case Northumbria Police has ever seen, the focus of the enquiry switches, first to Glasgow and then to Europe ending in a confrontation with a dangerous offender hell-bent on revenge.

Deadly Deceit: A DCI Kate Daniels Novel 3

Deadly Deceit: A DCI Kate Daniels Novel 3
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 2013-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781743510148

Deadly Deceit: A DCI Kate Daniels Novel 3 Book Review:

Four a.m on a wet stretch of the A1 and a driver skids out of control. Quick on the scene, Senior Investigating Officer Kate Daniels and partner DS Hank Gormley are presented with a horrifying image of carnage and mayhem that quickly becomes one of the worst road traffic accidents in Northumberland's history. But as the casualties mount up, they soon realise that not all deaths were as a result of the accident ... On the other side of town a house goes up in flames, turning its two inhabitants into charred corpses. Seemingly unconnected with the traffic accident, Kate sets about investigating both incidences separately. But it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems, and Kate and her colleagues are one always step behind a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Magic Slays

Magic Slays
  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2011-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781101515259

Magic Slays Book Review:

In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, war-plagued Atlanta has never been so deadly...Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job. Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name. Plus, many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate. So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. But it turns out that this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her may pay the ultimate price...

The Insider

The Insider
  • Author : Mari Hannah
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2018-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781409174080

The Insider Book Review:

'If you read only one police procedural this year, make it The Insider.' Daily Mail ************* The thrilling second novel in the acclaimed Stone and Oliver series by award-winning author, Mari Hannah. 'Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah.' Val McDermid 'Mari Hannah writes with a sharp eye and a dark heart.' Peter James 'It was the news they had all been dreading, confirmation of a fourth victim.' When the body of a young woman is found by a Northumberland railway line, it's a baptism of fire for the Murder Investigation Team's newest detective duo: DCI David Stone and DS Frankie Oliver. The case is tough by anyone's standards, but Stone is convinced that there's a leak in his team - someone is giving the killer a head start on the investigation. Until he finds out who, Stone can only trust his partner. But Frankie is struggling with her own past. And she isn't the only one being driven by a personal vendetta. The killer is targeting these women for a reason. And his next target is close to home... 'Brand new series, same top-notch writing.' Eva Dolan

Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows
  • Author : Anne Bishop
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2014-03-04
  • ISBN : 9781101637944

Murder of Crows Book Review:

Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s world of the Others—where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules… After winning the trust of the Others residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader—wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat. As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

Deadly Deceit

Deadly Deceit
  • Author : Don Lasseter
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2011-04-01
  • ISBN : 9780786027910

Deadly Deceit Book Review:

The chilling true crime story of a man willing to do whatever it takes to live life on his lavish terms—including murder his own parents. Gunned Down After years of hard work, Brian and Jeannie Legg had earned a well-deserved life of leisure in their picture-perfect Phoenix mansion. Until their troubled son showed up with a need for cash—and a thirst for murder . . . Two Bodies David Legg was an obsessive control freak and an army deserter. After fathering an illegitimate child, he wooed and wed a trusting young woman—only to destroy his marriage with lies and infidelities. But his deceptions were far from over . . . A Savage Son In June of 1996, Jeannie and Brian were found shot to death, their bodies sitting next to each other on their living room loveseat. Jeannie’s expensive ring and the couple’s credit cards were missing. Meanwhile, David, the prime suspect, was living it up in Hawaii with his fifteen-year-old girlfriend, draining his dead parents’ savings through ATMs. After a long and costly chase this remorseless killer faced a jury of his peers in 2000, and was locked behind bars for life.