Agent: Araminta Whitley
Dan Waddell is a journalist and author of more than twenty works of fiction and non-fiction. His first novel, The Blood Detective, was the UK's best-selling ebook and was nominated for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger, the Macavity Debut Novel Award in the USA and the Cezam Prix Litteraire in France. The follow-up, featuring the same central characters, genealogist Nigel Barnes and DCI Foster Grant, titled Blood Atonement, was released in 2009. Blood Reckoning, the third book in the series, and Blood Underground, a Blood Detective short story, were released in 2017.
In April 2012, Dan's first pseudonymous novel, Unsinkable, linking the Hounsditch Murders, the Siege of Sidney Street and the doomed voyage of the Titanic, was released under the name Dan James. He is also the writer of the children's books How to be a Spy and How to be a Detective.
In 2014 Dan wrote Field of Shadows (Transworld), which tells the story of the Worcestershire cricket team who toured Nazi Germany. It won the Cricket Society/MCC Book of the Year Award in 2015 and was shortlisted for the British Sports Book Award. The Wit and Wisdom of Test Match Special, a compilation of the witty sayings, bons mots, doubles entendres, wise words and priceless moments from the BBC archives, was published in 2015. This was followed by The Test Match Special Book of Cricket Quotes, which was published in 2017. Dan's latest book We Had Some Laughs is a memoir and celebration of Dan's father, Sid Waddell, the prolific darts commentator. Dan lives in London with his wife and three children.