Author Archives: Daniel Kemp

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.

Why Dora Didn't Fly

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My Take DiVoran Lites Early in 1947 when we moved to Westcliffe,? Colorado. Ivan decided to learn to fly and by the beginning of summer he was determined to buy a plane, so…

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A Dream That Was Lost (An Epic)

Where It Began Hope got lost when he was very young Faith was waiting but he just wouldn’t come. Will came instead and with Faith made a team They don’t say very much, but what they do say they mean. … Continue reading

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#Booktour – Characterisation of Henry Scarle

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Thank you to Diane Reviews Books for hosting me with this post about my ghostly character, Henry Scarle, as part of my Through the Nethergate book tour. There is also a Giveaway you can enter…

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Age

Lost in a labyrinth that once sustained a mind Lived a wandering spirit, possibly the last of its kind. What he sought he could not name nor draw a likeness to show But he knew in his heart of hearts … Continue reading

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Have You Seen Some Of The Train Stations In Russia, It's Like Walking Into A Museum

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Avoto Moscow Taganskaya Kkarkiv BAKU TASHKENT Komsolmoskaya Nizhny Kiev Burdeny Moscow Elektrozavodskaya Kievskaya Sokol Kiyevsskaya Novoslobodskaya

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beneath.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
Beneath The Sweater And The Skin How many years of beauty do I have left? she asks me. How many more do you want? Here. Here is 34. Here is…

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Did You Miss Me?

I apologise for my absence from here but I had no control over it. On the 2nd of January I had an operation on my kidney and then caught a severe blood infection–Sepsis I returned from the hospital yesterday knowing … Continue reading

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#Booktour: Through the Nethergate – The Main Ghostly Characters + Giveaway

Originally posted on Roberta Writes:
Thank you to Brooke Blogs for hosting me today for Day 1 of my Through the Nethergate book tour. This post is about the main ghostly characters in the book. There is also a Giveaway…

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The Kiss

Lilac walls and pink settees Hexagon tables with cups of tea Ritzy people righting the wrong A pianist playing whilst singing a song Glasses clicking under corks that pop Laughter and kisses painting the backdrop A woman in love, it’s … Continue reading

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An Australian comedian has raised more than $26 million to fight deadly bushfires — WGNO

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Australian comedian Celeste Barber has raised more than $26 million in under a week to help fight the deadly bushfires that have killed more than 20 people and scorched millions…

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