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 and the series as a whole has sold over one million copies. Kerry has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults, a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men. Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like 'barm' and 'ginnel'. When he's short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he's not, he writes it all down.
Escape from it all this holiday season by delving into these gripping crime novels where worse things than family quarrels over the TV remote are the norm.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
From Kindle number one bestselling author, Kerry Wilkinson, Crossing the Line is a darkly gripping novel where Jessica Daniel faces her toughest investigation yet.
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.
"Describe Jessica Daniel: what motivates her? What are her personality traits? What are her strongest and weakest characteristics?"
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.
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 ...
I once got a letter from a reader that went straight in with the big gambit: ‘You must really understand women,’ it read...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kerry Wilkinson's sensational Jessica Daniel series returns with Behind Closed Doors, as Jessica faces her darkest mystery yet.
Giveaway Sundays (Jessica Daniel, Andrew Hunter) - one year ago
January 16, 2016 It’s 2016! Can you believe that? I’ve been doing this for five years. Back in November 2013, my publisher emailed me to ask if I had any extra content they might be able to use at the back of a special edition paperback for Morrisons supermarket. I came up with a short … Continue reading Giveaway Sundays (Jessica Daniel, Andrew Hunter)
Kerry Wilkinson books in order (Jessica Daniel, Andrew Hunter) - 2 years ago
July 21, 2015 Lots of people ask me about the order and chronology of the Jessica Daniel books, so here you go. I’ll try to remember to update this page with each new release, too. – Locked In (Jessica Daniel) – Vigilante (JD) – As If By Magic (JD) – The Woman in Black (JD) … Continue reading Kerry Wilkinson books in order (Jessica Daniel, Andrew Hunter)
Jessica Daniel release dates and world building - 2 years ago
Monday, February 16, 2015 Between February 2013 and January 2015, six Jessica Daniel novels were released. That’s a book every four months! I’ve long thought crime books in particular could be easy to churn out for a lazy writer. The structure could be retained, change a few names and settings, chuck in a couple of … Continue reading Jessica Daniel release dates and world building
Kindle Touch 3G competition winner - 3 years ago
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 I’ve been running a competition to win a Kindle Touch 3G, plus a signed copy of one of my books. The phrase to unlock was: “Manchester children do not like watching television they go to the pub” – which is, if anyone is in any doubt, an obvious joke. The winner … Continue reading Kindle Touch 3G competition winner
Kindle Touch 3G competition - 3 years ago
Sunday, November 16, 2014 With Christmas coming up, I figured I’d give something away to one of my lovely, loyal readers. I have a Kindle Touch 3G up for grabs – plus I’ll sign a book of your choice. Both prizes are yours to keep, yours to give away as a Christmas gift, or yours … Continue reading Kindle Touch 3G competition
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