Kerry Wilkinson

About Kerry

Kerry Wilkinson is something of an accidental author. His debut, Locked In, the first title in the detective Jessica Daniel series, was written as a challenge to himself but, after self-publishing, it became a UK Number One bestseller within three months of release. Kerry then went on to have more success with the second and third titles in the series, Vigilante and The Woman in Black. His new book, Think of the Children, will be available in both paperback and ebook soon. " " " " Kerry has a degree in journalism and works for a national media company. He was born in Somerset but now lives in Lancashire.

Kerry Wilkinson

Books by Kerry Wilkinson

Nothing but Trouble
Nothing but Trouble
No Place Like Home
No Place Like Home
Something Hidden
Something Hidden
Resurgence
Resurgence
For Richer, For Poorer
For Richer, For Poorer
Down Among the Dead Men
Down Among the Dead Men
Renegade
Renegade
Scarred for Life
Scarred for Life
January
January
Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line
Something Wicked
Something Wicked
Reckoning
Reckoning
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors
Thicker Than Water
Thicker Than Water
Playing with Fire
Playing with Fire
Think of the Children
Think of the Children
Vigilante
Vigilante
The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
Locked In
Locked In

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How to write a bestseller

How to write a bestseller

Number one Kindle author Kerry Wilkinson shares with us the four things you need to write a bestselling book. A clue, it involves lots of tea and biscuits.

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Listen to a clip from Playing with Fire by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from Playing with Fire by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Seven years ago Martin Chadwick set fire to a Manchester pub, not knowing a teenager was sleeping inside. Chadwick's release from prison is imminent, with journalists gearing up for a good old-fashioned media lynching.

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Listen to a clip from Scarred for Life by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from Scarred for Life by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

DI Jessica Daniel is not having a good week. Her wallet's been nicked, the refurbished incident room is already falling apart, and a new football-mad constable is driving her crazy.

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Listen to a clip from Crossing the Line by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from Crossing the Line by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

From Kindle number one bestselling author, Kerry Wilkinson, Crossing the Line is a darkly gripping novel where Jessica Daniel faces her toughest investigation yet.

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Listen to a clip from Behind Closed Doors by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from Behind Closed Doors by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Kerry Wilkinson's sensational Jessica Daniel series returns with Behind Closed Doors, as Jessica faces her darkest mystery yet.

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Listen to a clip from Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

When a body is found in a locked house, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is left to not only find the killer but discover how they got in and out.

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Listen to a clip from The Woman in Black by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from The Woman in Black by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Someone has left a severed hand in the centre of Manchester and the only clue Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has to go on is CCTV footage of a woman in a long black robe placing it carefully on the ground.

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Listen to a clip from Thicker than Water by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from Thicker than Water by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

When Cameron and Eleanor Sexton arrive home to find their teenage babysitter missing, their immediate concern is for their young daughter. Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is dispatched to find out what's going on, but with all apparently well, she thinks she's been sent on a fool's ...

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Listen to a clip from Think of the Children by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from Think of the Children by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is first on the scene as a stolen car crashes on a misty, wet Manchester morning. The driver is dead, but the biggest shock awaits her when she discovers the body of a child wrapped in plastic in the boot of the car.

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Listen to a clip from Vigilante by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from Vigilante by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Usually when a serial killer is on the loose, the pressure would be building to find the perpetrator but the victims are all hardened criminals themselves.

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Playing with Fire reading group questions

Playing with Fire reading group questions

"Describe Jessica Daniel: what motivates her? What are her personality traits? What are her strongest and weakest characteristics?"

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How to write a bestseller by Kerry Wilkinson

How to write a bestseller by Kerry Wilkinson

Number one Kindle author Kerry Wilkinson shares with us the four things you need to write a bestselling book. A clue, it involves lots of tea and biscuits.

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Our best crime fiction audiobooks

Our best crime fiction audiobooks

'When you read a book, the story definitely happens inside your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it.' - Robin Sloan, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore.

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Kerry Wilkinson: why my novels are set in the same world

Kerry Wilkinson: why my novels are set in the same world

Kerry Wilkinson, author of the Jessica Daniel series and the Andrew Hunter series, talks about his new novel, Down Among The Dead Men, also set in Manchester.

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Kerry Wilkinson spills all on men writing women

Kerry Wilkinson spills all on men writing women

I once got a letter from a reader that went straight in with the big gambit: ‘You must really understand women,’ it read...

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Crime books you should read this autumn

Crime books you should read this autumn

From police procedurals to historical mysteries, forensic thrillers to psychological suspense, we have the perfect crime book to read as the evenings get longer and longer.

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