About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.

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I am a soon to …


I am a soon to be first time published writer, my novel THE DESOLATE GARDEN is due out in the new year. It tells the story of how months before the murders of Lord Elliot Paterson and his youngest son, Edward, an address in Leningrad is found in a ledger at the private bank the family owns dating back to the 1930’s. They have been funding a Russian Spy, but on whose side is he?

I’m currently working on my third novel MITZY COLLINS and have penned the opening few lines of my fourth, as yet untitled. I stumbled across telling stories whilst recovering from a road traffic accident that effectively put me out of work for three years, at 62 I’m starting another exciting chapter in my life.

Find out more about me at   www-thedesolategarden-com.co.uk