David Gilman Books

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David Gilman is a TV screenwriter and novelist that lived a long and exciting life before finding his footing as a published author. Gilman spent his childhood in England and Wales. His family lived a nomadic lifestyle because of his father’s business.

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Order of Danger Zone Series

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1 The Devil's Breath 2007 Description / Buy
2 Ice Claw 2008 Description / Buy
3 Blood Sun 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Master of War Series

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1 Master of War 2013 Description / Buy
2 Defiant Unto Death 2015 Description / Buy
3 Gate of the Dead 2015 Description / Buy
4 Viper's Blood 2017 Description / Buy
5 Scourge of Wolves 2018 Description / Buy
6 Cross of Fire 2020 Description / Buy
7 Shadow of the Hawk 2021 Description / Buy
8 To Kill a King 2024 Description / Buy

Order of The Englishman Series

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1 The Englishman 2020 Description / Buy
2 Betrayal 2022 Description / Buy
3 Resurrection 2023 Description / Buy

Order of David Gilman Standalone Novels

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1 Monkey and Me 2014 Description / Buy
2 The Last Horseman 2016 Description / Buy
3 Night Flight to Paris 2019 Description / Buy
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They moved every six months, forcing the author to change schools. Gilman abandoned formal education at fourteen to work. He wanted to support his mother and siblings. But destiny eventually swept the family to Africa.

The author was in his mid-teens when he began driving construction workers in a 1940s Ford Saloon. Gilman had to adapt to life at the bottom of the rung in Apartheid South Africa. His age and lack of qualifications placed the author in an unfavorable position.

Gilman applied for several jobs. But even when he passed the entrance exams, potential employers rejected him because he couldn’t present the relevant educational qualifications. Things changed when the author started lying about his age.

He was able to work as a traffic cop for a year because his superiors thought he was 21. Gilman thought his big break had finally come when an editor hired him as a trainee journalist. The individual in question had opened a new weekly magazine. Gilman couldn’t have asked for a more appealing opportunity.

Unfortunately, the authorities suspected the editor of Communist subversive activities. They raided the office on Gilman’s first day at work, destroying any prospects he had of a career in journalism and paving the way for the most challenging chapter in the author’s life.

First, he joined the Fire and Rescue Service. The experience exposed Gilman to shocking levels of violence. But he held his own and even passed the fire service exams. However, the author was still underage, and becoming an official Station Officer trainee would have revealed his lies.

So he left to become a photographer. A friend that worked at a magazine taught Gilman everything he knew before helping the author secure the equipment needed to thrive in the field.

But even though he lived an extraordinary life as a photographer, making decent money and partying with models, the author felt uneasy, almost as if he was out of touch with the real world. An incident with a firearm pushed him to return to England, where he drove lorries and bulldozers while waiting for lucrative opportunities in journalism to manifest.

He worked in Canada briefly and then migrated to Australia. By that point, Gilman was officially 21 years old. The next several years were tumultuous. The author worked as a logger, fought IRA terrorists for the British army, tackled the selection course for the Paras, and more.

Writing only entered the picture after Gilman found a wife, moved to South Africa, attended night school, and joined an international publishing company. The author taught himself how to write (in an era without writing courses), penned several radio plays, serials, movie and TV scripts, and finally, novels.

David Gilman Award

The author’s accolades include the Le Prix Polar Jeunesse and nominations for the Manchester Book Award and Spellbinding Award, not to mention the Carnegie Medal and Isinglass Teen Read Award.

Best David Gilman Books

Gilman is a prolific TV screenwriter. He has contributed his talents to titles like ‘Dalziel and Pascoe,’ a renowned British TV crime drama. Gilman’s best books include:

The Blooding: Blackstone was going to war against his will. His brother Richard was mute and dumb. Therefore, when he was accused of rape, Blackstone, his guardian, was held equally liable for a crime Richard never committed.

Blackstone could only escape the hangman’s noose by joining the campaign against France. Fortunately for the brothers, Blackstone was an accomplished archer. He could perceive vulnerabilities in every obstacle he encountered.

The Englishman: Jeremy Carter’s life as a successful banker had done little to prepare him for what came next. Carter was taking his son to rugby training when things went wrong. The boy escaped the attack, but the suspects took Carter hostage.

Now, MI5 is determined to get him back. Carter’s well-being doesn’t matter. The bigger concern is the secrets in his head. The terrorists holding him hostage won’t rest until they crack Carter open. Carter’s only hope is Dan Raglan.

When Does The Next David Gilman book come out?

David Gilman doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is To Kill a King and was released on February, 1st 2024. It is the newest book in the Master of War Series.


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