Danny Kemp.

I have met with a great deal of success since the publication of my first novel, The Desolate Garden nine months ago, and for that I’m obviously grateful. However, I have one disagreement with all that has been said about me and my style of writing. The story has been favourably compared to several classic British spy murder mysteries by reviewers and I have been acclaimed, by Waterstones, as the new Graham Greene. High flattery indeed. Don’t get me wrong I’m far from complaining, as without those wonderful reviews I wouldn’t be where I am now nor would my book. Like The 39 Steps, The Constant Gardener and The Third Man, The Desolate Garden is to become a film, with this process starting next year, but I didn’t write to seek those comparisons. I am me, Danny Kemp, and no-one else. I honestly believe that I deal with a subject, very close to my heart, far better than any that I have been linked to, that of love. Love to me is the very essence of life, and I would suggest death. Without love of oneself, an insult could pass you by, unheeded. Without love from, or of, another, how could you be hurt? What havoc has the love of money, and fame, wrought upon others? Is it the love of power, or greed, that has brought so much destruction and death to this world? I do not do happy endings to stories, mine, I hope, reflect life. Love can be, and often is, a tainted passion, that I ‘love’ to explore, and there I hope lies my difference. If you would like to read my work, all its availability is on my webpage. You can also order signed books, and have them delivered worldwide from this site. http://www-thedesolategarden-com.co.uk/ A recent review of the story. “The Desolate Garden is especially for readers who like a story, largely rendered through dialog because it was the dialog that pulled the work off the page and onto a movie set. This political thriller resonates with charm, deft touches of satire, and romantic entanglement and where the promise of rampant sex is a turn of the page away.” Then another review on the two central characters. “As the story unfolds, the relationship between the two, both sexually and intellectually, ricochets back and forth like a train driven by a teenager, stuck in first gear. Lord Harry knows more than he is willing to reveal, and Judith Meadows knows more about his family than Lord Harry does.”

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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3 Responses to Danny Kemp.

  1. Tony Kirwood says:

    Congratulations, Danny. You’re an inspiration, especially to those of us embarking on writing a little bit later in life.

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you Tony, that’s kind of you to say.

  3. pauliemacca says:


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