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.

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Your words of love that were shared with mine A truth that fell through a passage of time Hopes that were crushed and now have died A world that stopped when the tears were cried. © 2019 Daniel Kemp

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Part Two of Part One–Please pay attention

After the cadet jumped up and down a few times, frantically trying to get his blood pumping through his veins and then rubbing his hands together as though his life depended upon it, the investigating novice fetched some small sticks, … Continue reading

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Part One of Part One

After several attempts made by various branches of homes for delusional ex-secret service toilet attendants to ban the following, I have broken free from their restraints and risk death on your behalf. Now you can read the first part of … Continue reading

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Should children read abridged classics?

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There are many wonderful classic books available to people who are interested in reading them. I have recently re-read War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, both by H.G. Wells and also…

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Take Me Away

If I sat on top of a lamppost And called out your name. Would you be happy to come and see me Or think me insane? If I called you my raspberry doughnut And pruned you once a year. Would … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Outside (especially if you’re old)

There are ghosts fast come approaching. I saw them ducking through the dark. Their eyes were hollow still and frightening. The look on their face was grey and stark. I heard a voice croaking and wheezing As blood dripped from … Continue reading

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Book Review – Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five Story and Cookbook by Robbie and Michael Cheadle

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Book Review – Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five Story and Cookbook by Robbie and Michael Cheadle ? ? Blurb Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five Story and Cookbook is Number 6 in the…

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#Bookreview – The Watson Letters: Volume 2: Not the 39 Steps

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What Amazon says Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime in a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe. My review I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in The Watson Letters series. I find…

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What Do You Think?

If Tubby had a flat belly And Baldy a head of hair? Was Muscles really a weakling And Nutter a cuddly bear? If Blondie was a red-head And Brainy never sure? Was Sleepy energetic And did Sick Note have a … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Misconstrued

Poetic Confusion Optical Illusion Images Not Viewed. Parliamentary Constitution Mental Institution Instruments to Delude. World Desolation Climate Configuration Tension Never Defused. A Stressed Population A Child’s Deprivation Only Wealth is Valued. Human Reconstruction Armed Domination It’s The innocent That Are … Continue reading

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