Danny King (author)

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Daniel Michael King (born 5 March 1969) is a British writer.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Danny King was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire), the second son of Michael and Dorothy King. He and his two brothers, Ralph and Robin, lived on the Britwell Estate until 1979, when they moved to Yateley, Hampshire. He attended Yateley School but failed to gain any qualifications before leaving at the age of 16. He stacked shelves for a short stint in the Yateley branch of Somerfield (then Gateway), before working on various building sites as a hod carrier.

In 1991 he took an Access course at Farnborough College of Technology, which helped him land a place at The London College of Printing studying journalism. Between 1993 and 2002 he worked on various magazine titles, eventually becoming Editor of the Paul Raymond Publications title Mayfair (magazine). He now writes full-time.


  • The Burglar Diaries – published by Serpent's Tail (2001)
  • The Bank Robber Diaries – published by Serpent's Tail (2002)
  • The Hitman Diaries – published by Serpent's Tail (2003)
  • The Pornographer Diaries – published by Serpent's Tail (2004)
  • Milo's Marauders – published by Serpent's Tail (2005)
  • Milo's Run – published by Serpent's Tail (2006)
  • School for Scumbags – published by Serpent's Tail (2007)
  • Blue Collar – published by Serpent's Tail (2009)
  • More Burglar Diaries – published by Byker Books (2009)
  • The Henchmen's Book Club – published on Kindle (2011)
  • Infidelity for Beginners – published by Byker Books (2012)
  • The No.1 Zombie Detective Agency – published on Kindle (2012)
  • Das Haus Der Monster – published by Luzifer-Verlag (2017)
  • Eat Locals – published by Wild Wolf Publishing (2017)
  • Amy X Rennt Allen Davon – published by Piper Verlag (2019)
  • Amy X Und Die Schule Für Perfekte Prinzessinnen – published by Piper Verlag (2020)
  • Das Haus Der Monster – Die Monster Sink Zurück – published by Luzifer-Verlag (2020)

Film and television[edit]

  • 2007 Thieves Like Us, six part sitcom adapted from his first book, The Burglar Diaries, with the BBC[3]
  • 2010 The Hitman Diaries, short film adapted from his book of the same name, directed by Mark Abraham
  • 2011 Wild Bill, feature film co-written with Dexter Fletcher[4]
  • 2017 Eat Locals, feature film directed by Jason Flemyng[5]
  • 2017 Run Run As Fast As You Can, short film directed by Katie Smith[6]
  • 2018 Seven Sharp, short film directed by Roque Cameselle
  • 2018 Little Monsters, short film directed by Simon Harris
  • 2018 Romantic, short film adapted from The Hitman Diaries, directed by Constantine Tupitsyn (Russia)


  • The Pornographer Diaries, adapted from his book of the same name. It was produced by Have a Word Productions (Kate McCarthy) and played at the C venues during the 2007 Edinburgh Festival from 1 to 27 August, starring Gary Beadle, Jessica Harris (actress) and David Swire.
  • The Hitman Diaries, translated (Killlera Dienasgrāmata) and adapted for the stage by J. J. Jillinger and performed by the Liepāja Teatris (Theatre) Company in Latvia from 2007 to 2011. Literary Director Edite Tisheizere.



Personal life[edit]

He married Jeannette Crockett in March 2007 and they live in Chichester, West Sussex with their four children.


  1. ^ a b https://www.fantasticfiction.com, webmaster@fantasticfiction.com -. "Danny King". www.fantasticfiction.com. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  2. ^ "The 22 Stages of Having Your First Book Published, by Danny King". Cultured Vultures. 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  3. ^ "BBC - Comedy - Thieves Like Us - Homepage". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  4. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (2012-03-22). "Wild Bill – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  5. ^ Freer, Ian. "Eat Locals - On Set Of Jason Flemyng's Directorial Debut". Empire. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  6. ^ "Writer - Danny King". Run Run as Fast as You Can. Retrieved 2018-03-12.

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