Kerry Wilkinson

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Kerry Wilkinson
Born Bath, Somerset
4 November 1980
Occupation Novelist , Journalist
Nationality British
Education Frome Community College, Somerset, University of Central Lancashire
Period 2011 –
Genre Crime fiction, Young-adult fiction
Notable works The Jessica Daniel novels

Kerry Wilkinson (born 4 November 1980) is a British author and sports journalist born in Bath, Somerset.


Kerry Wilkinson is one of the United Kingdom's most-successful self-published authors. In the final quarter of 2011, Amazon UK announced he was their top-selling author for their Amazon Kindle chart - and that he had sold over 250,000 ebooks.[1]

His first novel, Locked In, went to number one on the Amazon Kindle chart[2] and Apple's iTunes crime books chart.[3] At one point in November 2011, he had the top three books in the crime chart.[4]

He signed a six-book deal with Pan Books in February 2012 to publish his Jessica Daniel series of novels.[5]

In March 2012, it was announced he was one of Amazon's top-10 bestselling UK-born authors worldwide for 2011.[6] In August 2012, it was reported he was one of Amazon's top-10 bestselling Kindle authors in 2012.[7][8]

In September 2012, Pan Macmillan announced they had acquired a "fantasy trilogy for young adults",[9] the Silver Blackthorn series, to be released from autumn 2013.

The fourth Jessica Daniel book, Think of the Children, became Amazon UK's no.1 ebook pre-order,[10] in February 2013, with the paperback peaking at number 19 on the UK chart.[11]

In August 2013, The Bookseller reported that Pan Macmillan had bought two more books[12] from Wilkinson, including a standalone crime novel, Down Among The Dead Men; and Something Wicked, a spin-off from Playing With Fire, book five of the Jessica Daniel series.

In December 2013, Watched: When Road Rage Follows You Home became Wilkinson's seventh successive novel to appear in Amazon's top 20 crime chart.


Kerry Wilkinson attended Oakfield Middle School and Frome Community College[13] in Frome, Somerset. He has a degree in journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.[14]



  • Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man (2005) (co-writer)

Jessica Daniel Novels

The Jessica Daniel novels are also available as audiobooks produced by AudioGo, read by Becky Hindley.

Silver Blackthorn Novels

Other crime novels

  • Watched: When Road Rage Follows You Home (2013)
  • Something Wicked (2014)
  • Down Among The Dead Men (2015)


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