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.

#Bookreview – The Desolate Garden by Daniel Kemp and a short author interview

Originally posted on Roberta Writes:
What Amazon says about The Desolate Garden After Harry Paterson is summoned to London following his father’s murder, he finds out that the late Lord Elliot Paterson had discovered hidden information dated all the way…

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Some Call It–Bonfire Night, But—-

    This week, here in the UK, we celebrate the seven-hundredth wedding anniversary of Sage and Onion. The two were married in a cauldron when a banquet was being prepared for King Gareth-Barry of Wales, at Castle Dunsinane, when … Continue reading

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Beyond What’s Old

The crows fly low on a day such as this, As the cold eats the air then blows it out as a mist. Branches are naked their leaves almost gone, Leaving birds all huddled in a whimpering throng. The stream … Continue reading

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Thomas Burns: Stripper! in Audio

Originally posted on Auntiemwrites Crime Review-Mystery Author M K Graff :
Please welcome Thomas Burns, to describe his experience using audio books: An Indie Author Tackles Audiobooks I am Thomas Burns, author of the Natalie McMasters Mysteries, and I’m an indie…

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What Happened In Vienna, Jack? A #1 bestseller on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Australia, and Amazon Canada—— Is now available as an Audiobook A short sample of the story can be heard on these links US: UK: reading

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A November Writing Challenge

Originally posted on Myths of the Mirror:
Pixabay image by Lukas As some of you know, I once hosted a monthly speculative fiction writing prompt. It is now in the capable hands of Carol Forrester, and I encourage you to…

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Nightmareland! A New Horror Anthology Just In Time For Halloween!

Originally posted on Roberta Writes:
The amazing blogger, John Rieber, has generously shared a lovely post about Nightmareland, the new horror anthology in which I have three short stories. If you don’t know John, he has a great blog with…

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Hidden away memories locked up never to be seen. Pain that’s been witnessed both agonising and obscene. Conscience never heeded whilst acting in the name of right. Lives that were taken in the shadows of the night. Should you have … Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves #Pre-Order – A Covenant of Spies by Daniel Kemp

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to share the news of Daniel Kemp’s latest book which is on pre-order for December 17th at a special price of £1.99/ $1.99. – An international spy thriller. About A Covenant of Spies.…

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Blog Knowledge

Someone posted an article about understanding the technology needed to construct an attractive website and how to use that new-found ability to improve on what you have. As I’m a seventy-year-old dinosaur when comes to this sort of thing I … Continue reading

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