January 1, 1944|
|Died||January 9, 1987
|Notable works||The Wild Geese (1977)|
Daniel Carney was born in Beirut in 1944, a son of British diplomat. In 1963, he settled in Rhodesia and joined the British South Africa Police, where he served for three and a half years. In 1968, he co-founded the real-estate firm Fox and Carney in Salisbury, Rhodesia. He died of cancer in 1987.
After his death, ownership rights of his novels and the films based on them passed to his family. They have consistently withheld permission to reproduce Daniel's novels, and have opposed re-release or sales of the movies based on the novels. In 2005, Tango Entertainment released a 30th anniversary edition of The Wild Geese (1978). The film had been hampered by the collapse of its American distributor, Allied Artists. As a result, the film was only partially distributed in the United States, where it was a box office disappointment, despite being the fourteenth-highest-grossing film, worldwide, of 1978.
- The Whispering Death (1969). ISBN 0-552-11353-0., set in Rhodesia, was adapted as a 1976 movie titled Whispering Death, a.k.a. Night of the Askaris, Death in the Sun, and Albino.
- The Wild Geese (1977). ISBN 0-552-10869-3. (originally titled The Thin White Line), set in a fictitious African country, was adapted as the film The Wild Geese (1978), with a screenplay by Reginald Rose (author of 12 Angry Men).
- Under a Raging Sky (1980)., is set in Rhodesia. Its film rights were optioned by Euan Lloyd, producer of The Wild Geese and Wild Geese II, but the project was not filmed.
- The Square Circle (1982). ISBN 0-553-25380-8., set in Germany and republished as The Wild Geese II and The Return of the Wild Geese, was adapted as a movie titled Wild Geese II (1985).
- Macau (1985). ISBN 0-917657-10-1. is set in Macau.
- "Writer Carney Dead at Age 42", Reading Eagle, 1987-01-09, retrieved 2010-01-06
- "We gave women back a sense of self". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "Daniel Carney". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- OBITUARY Moncur, Andrew. The Guardian (1959–2003) [London (UK)] 10 Jan 1987: 32.
- "The Night of the Askari". IMDb. 1 February 1978. Retrieved 6 September 2016 – via IMDb.
- "The Wild Geese". IMDb. 11 November 1978. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "The Euan Lloyd Interview Part 1". Cinema Retro.
- "Wild Geese II". IMDb. 18 October 1985. Retrieved 6 September 2016.