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Rankings & Awards
THE DESOLATE GARDEN has been ranked alongside THE THIRD MAN, THE 39 STEPS and THE CONSTANT GARDENER. It was awarded a publishers prize for QUALITY OF WORK.
Book Reviews
THE DESOLATE GARDEN.
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. 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.”

A Review.
At ten past one in the morning, a housekeeper is greeted with a startling sight: her employer, Lord Elliot Paterson, dead by means of a bullet to the head. Lord Elliot had managed, in keeping with family tradition started centuries earlier, a secret Government bank located near Queen Anne’s Gate, Westminster.
Just a few years prior to his murder, he had discovered a 1936 bank ledger revealing a questionable Russian address. This discovery led to another: a missing family fortune. As a result of these revelations, Lord Elliot formed a probable and dangerous hypothesis. Were these discoveries what prompted the banker’s death, and if so, who instigated the murder?
That is precisely what the next Lord Paterson is attempting to uncover. But Harry Paterson’s road to the answer is considerably more complicated than he initially anticipated. Not only is it complex, spanning many years of his family’s past as well as international borders, but it is dangerous, and in a different sense than you would expect. Assigned as case officer is an unlikely individual; an enigmatic and captivating young woman, Judith Meadows. Probing, sharp and unsettlingly knowledgeable of his family affairs, Harry becomes increasingly unsure of whether Judith is a nightmare, or a dream. Nonetheless, the two must piece together the puzzle before another meets the late Lord Elliot’s fate.
THE DESOLATE GARDEN by Danny Kemp is a fresh spy mystery providing entertainment, stimulation and insight. Brilliantly constructed, the winding plot, stealthy loopholes and clever humour render this novel one that claims your attention, holding it captive until the final page. What with its vivid descriptions, three-dimensional characters and accessible prose, ‘The Desolate Garden’ can be thoroughly enjoyed by a wide spectrum of readers.
It has been likened, not unnaturally, to some English classics such as The 39 Steps, The Third Man and The Constant Gardener. Like those novels, The Desolate Garden is to be made into a film.
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Only months before the murder of Lord Elliot Paterson, and his youngest son Edward, an address in Leningrad is discovered hidden in the ledgers of the family’s Bank in Westminster, dating back to the 1930’s. There is a spy in the family, but on whose side? His eldest son Harry is recruited into the British Secret Service to uncover the traitor. The Desolate Garden is a twisting tale of deceit and intrigue with Harry, and an attractive girl from the Home Office, desperately trying to unravel the mystery, before anyone else meets the same fate.

THE DESOLATE GARDEN is a fresh spy mystery providing entertainment, stimulation and insight. Brilliantly constructed, the winding plot, stealthy loopholes and clever humour render this novel one that claims your attention, holding it captive until the final page. What with its vivid descriptions, three-dimensional characters and accessible prose, ‘The Desolate Garden’ can be thoroughly enjoyed by a wide spectrum of readers.

It has been likened, not unnaturally, to some English classics such as The 39 Steps, The Third Man and The Constant Gardener. Like those novels, The Desolate Garden is to be made into a film.

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About Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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