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.

Poetry

When I was a young man the first thing on my mind was the opposite sex. Next came rugby in the winter and cricket in the summer. Academic studies were not high on my list of priorities. However, there was … Continue reading

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Sunday

The sun bathes the garden, the colours it ignites. The sky is the blue that promises Heavenly delights. The still air is broken only by the slightest of breeze. The only sound is from the birds in the surrounding trees. … Continue reading

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Quotes

When I’m bored as I am now, waiting for my latest novel to come back from its editing and proofreading, I try my hand at writing poetry and some Quotes. In a selfish thought, I hope one or two of … Continue reading

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Questions

Question Where cast you love when love has died, When the heart stops racing and there’s nothing inside? Where goes passion, exciting and heaven-sent? Where goes its taste, its fragrance, and its scent? Can love once lived be lived once … Continue reading

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Alex Dahl: The Heart Keeper

Originally posted on Auntiemwrites Crime Review-Mystery Author M K Graff :
Alex Dahl’s newest Scandanavian Noir, The Heart Keeper, comes with a giveaway! One lucky reader who leaves a comment will be chosen to receive a copy of the book, so…

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The Thirst Of Love

The excitement was overwhelming, I was losing my grip. I was clinging to a precipice With my feet about to slip. The air became oppressive, My breathing was cut short. There had to be an end to it. Sometime soon … Continue reading

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Us?

Who have we accused a million times Of pasteurising those discordant minds As humans were forced between the lines That designates the choice assigned. Beware that you do conform To symbols that signify your norm Shown by the clothes that … Continue reading

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No Rules

I want to go and live on a mad farm And laugh my life away. I want to be surrounded by the silly And indulge in daily horseplay. I want nothing of serious discussion Nor hear any more sad news. … Continue reading

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Found On FaceBook

Her hair was up in a ponytail, Her favourite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy’s Day at school, And she couldn’t wait to go. But her mommy tried to tell her, That she probably should stay home. Why … Continue reading

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A Question

The eyes were open and the ears could hear, But no one could figure it out. But when the eyes were shut and the ears were closed, No one had any doubt. Secrets and lies we must hide from view … Continue reading

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