Because Kate is so driven - the relationship with the woman she loves is in peril. Thank goodness for public libraries! She has a tight circle of players who contribute to her detecting skills and each is better than the other. What drove her to this? A father and his 10 month old son are burned to death in a house fire. Meanwhile, an old jar is brought into the station. Now, decades later, Strangefields is being transformed into a holiday village, but the developer's hopes of its dark past being forgotten are ruined when a skull is found on the site. There is a house fire in Newcastle, and, on the same night, a major vehicle crash. I've also written a romantic comedy feature film that I hope will find a producer one day.
I didn't really get along with the writing; it was mediocre at best. And in 2017, I won the Dagger in the Library for my body of work. The story starts with a dramatic house fire moving onto a multi vehicle road traffic accident. Most importantly, her own situation and local upbringing allows her to empathise with the challenges that life delivers to people in all walks of life. But as the casualties mount, they soon realize that not all of the deaths occurred as a result of the accident At the same time, on the other side of town, a house goes up in flames and its two inhabitants become charred corpses.
I went into this book without having read any reviews, so I was kinda hoping for it to be a hidden gem. In this one,the main characters develop more and we see different sides to them. . This is a British police procedural, a series about Senior Investigating Officer, Kate Daniels, set in Northumberland. Mari turned to scriptwriting when her career was cut short following an assault on duty. Another really brilliant thriller from Mari Hannah.
She is feisty, driven and gay. When McAvoy is told by a concerned stranger that an elderly woman hasn't been seen for a few days, he goes to check on her - only to find her in the bath, encased in ice: the heating off, the windows open, the whole house frozen over. Except for the timing, there is no evidence to connect this incident with the traffic accident. The team investigate the suspicious death of a young girl found dead in the middle of nowhere. You know how at the back of the book, there are questions like: will they catch the killer before it's too late? Kate Daniels is a great character. In 2010, I won the Northern Writers' Award for my second novel, Settled Blood.
Naturally the police all have personal problems to make them 3D but these are less stereotypical than in some police procedurals. One man claims he can help - but then he turns up on a beach stabbed to death. The pace is fantastically written as plots are woven throughout and just when you think you know you're at the end, she hits you with one you didn't see coming in the slightest. She's obsessed with her job, career-intense, but the story is real enough to show how despite Danie' best efforts, her personal life in the form of a partner she's madly in love with but who may not square with Daniels' career spills over. When another girl goes missing from the same group of friends, Calladine must look elsewhere. For Warren Jones, newly appointed Detective Chief Inspector to the Middlesbury force, a high-profile murder is the ideal opportunity. Author Biography Mari Hannah is an award-winning author whose authentic voice is no happy accident.
In this story an elderly woman is murdered while injured in a multiple car accident. As with every other aspect of her books she has obviously spent time researching or working with the people she writes about. The continuity from previous stories is just excellent, as is the way she introduces and uses new characters. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. Please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations.
This one is a great example of that and one of Hannah's fines works so far. Each individual has their own backstory which runs through the series of books. Kate herself is struggling with the break-up of a relationship with Criminal Profiler Jo Soulsby, and throughout the series this relationship teeters on the brink of being totally destroyed whilst almost reforming. 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. Gormley and Daniels are on the case. The main action takes place over just five days in June 2010, against a background of a sticky summer in Newcastle's deprived West End.
In 2010, she won the Northern Writers' Award. The team is made up, as any such teams are, of a collection of individuals. As the book opens, Kate and her colleague are called out to a case of suspected arson which has claimed the lives of a man and a child. The third Kate Daniels story is the best yet with twists and turns galore and a cracking twist at the end. It really sets up the story.
It was not till the last few pages that I worked out whether they were or not. Honestly, I was willing to ignore the poor writing and characterization just because all I wanted out of this story was a clever murder mystery. 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. These novels are not for the feint of heart. A good solid read for all who like police procedural whodunits.
In none of the four books did any Mari Hannah make any of those thoughts cross my mind, and as an ex Fire Investigation Officer in one of the biggest Fire Brigades in the country that takes some doing, especially in Deadly Deceit. The plot revolves round an arson, a horrific crash on the motorway, and one of the nastiest villains I've read about for years. She was a woman with a seemingly happy home life and two beloved sons. Without dwelling unnecessarily on the carnage, the description of this scene conveys its horror and the suffering of people like Ivy Kerr, trapped in a car with her dead husband. The surprises are skilfully handled and plentiful and provide a very rewarding read from an author not afraid to take risks -- risks which, to her credit, are clearly paying off in a big way' Books and Writers blog. The main action takes place over just five days in June 2010, against a background of a sticky summer in Newcastle's deprived West End. On the other side of town a house goes up in flames, turning its two inhabitants into charred corpses.