Kerry Wilkinson

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Kerry Wilkinson
Born 4 November 1980 (1980-11-04) (age 36)
Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom
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.

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.

Watched: When Road Rage Follows You Home (Dec 2013) and Crossing The Line (January 2014) became Wilkinson's seventh and eighth successive novels 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 crime novels

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

Andrew Hunter crime novels

  • Something Wicked (June 2014)
  • Something Hidden (2015)

Silver Blackthorn novels

Other crime novels

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


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