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David Kessler

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London, The United Kingdom


Ayn Rand, Harlan Coben, Dan Brown, Sidney Sheldon

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June 2008


I was born in the UK and grew up on a council estate in central London.

The prices of the Kindle editions of Mercy and No Way Out have been reduced to £0.99 – making them some of the most attractive bargains for summer reading. You can get to them by clicking on the links above. But they will only be held at this price for one month. In September they will go up to £1.99 – still a bargain, but why wait?

Just a brief recap on what they are about. Mercy introduces the... Read more of this blog post »
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3.81 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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No Way Out

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You think you know me prett...

3.76 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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The Wimbledon Common Murder

3.81 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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A Fool for a Client

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Marked Man

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The Other Victim

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Hidden Menace

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Reckless Justice

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Tarnished Heroes

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The true story of the murder or Rachel Nickell by Robert Napper and the attempts by the police to put Colin Stagg in the frame.

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Dani (Pen to Paper) Hi David,
Just checking up on how you are, and to make sure that you got my message that I sent last week? :)

Dani (Pen to Paper) Hi David,

Just a quick one to let you know that although the bookseller account details STILL haven't come through for me, we do actually have some copies of your book in store now, and on Saturday I will be putting them as my recommend at the front of the store in the special display, with a scaled down version of my review.

Hope you're getting on well with your writing!

Dani xx

Pamela Thanks David yes I like thrillers! You book looks good I will have to keep a eye out for it next time I am at a book store!


message 5: by David

David I'll drop by soon.

Check out http://bookstolistento.com. I created it not just for me but for other authors to sell their books as audiobooks and eBooks direct to the public, without the high costs of batch printing or the higher per-unit costs of print on demand.

Also, because I'm a writer myself and don't believe in exploitation, we only take a small commission per sale, with the lion's share going to the writer/publisher.


message 4: by Ellen

Ellen Hi David,
Thanks so much for friending me! Drop by my page if you get the chance.
All the best, Ellen

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message 3: by David

David Hi, pleased to meet you. I am also a published author. I hope to read your book soon (although I have a huge backlog).

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads.

Bradley Hello David, I hope you are having a good day! =)


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