Book review: Gallows Drop by Mari Hannah – Wigan Today

Stiffen the sinews and summon up the blood… Mari Hannah’s north-east cop DCI Kate Daniels is back on the beat and waging war on a vicious killer.

Polari Prize winner Hannah, a former probation officer who has turned into one of our most powerful thriller writers, is now on her sixth book in a dark and gripping police series which is currently in development with Stephen Fry’s film and TV production company, Sprout Pictures.

Hannah, whose partner is an ex-murder detective, certainly knows her stuff but it’s not just the breathtaking authenticity of the police procedural that impresses… this is an author who has become a master of plotting, characterisation, psychological suspense and the kind of close attention to detail that turns crime fiction into something very, very special.

When police are called to a lonely stretch of road deep in the Northumberland countryside, they are met with the grotesque

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