Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

A Kill in the Morning

by Graeme Shimmin

eBooks of the Month Science Fiction

A Kill in the Morning Synopsis

'I don't like killing, but I'm good at it. Murder isn't so bad from a distance, just shapes popping up in my scope. Close-up work though - a garrotte around a target's neck or a knife in their heart - it's not for me. Too much empathy, that's my problem. Usually. But not today. Today is different...' The year is 1955 and something is very wrong with the world. It is fourteen years since Churchill died and the Second World War ended. In occupied Europe, Britain fights a cold war against a nuclear-armed Nazi Germany. In Berlin the Gestapo is on the trail of a beautiful young resistance fighter, and the head of the SS is plotting to dispose of an ailing Adolf Hitler and restart the war against Britain and her empire. Meanwhile, in a secret bunker hidden deep beneath the German countryside, scientists are experimenting with a force far beyond their understanding. Into this arena steps a nameless British assassin, on the run from a sinister cabal within his own government, and planning a private war against the Nazis. And now the fate of the world rests on a single kill in the morning...

A Kill in the Morning Press Reviews

'Superbly researched, scarily plausible, and with a great narrative drive - A Kill in the Morning is a cracking counterfactual, and a terrific debut.' STEPHEN BAXTER

 

'I loved A Kill in the Morning. It's easily up there with Fatherland ... It's clever, intelligent, literate, action-filled and utterly compelling. What more could we ask for in any book?' MANDA SCOTT

 

'A real page turner, and an insane read to boot - I mean that in the best possible way. Imagine a Fleming-esque assassin, only on steroids, and pitch him against the Nazis in a Cold War/Star Wars era where WWII ended in 1941, and this is what you get ... a wonderful combination ... a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end' KNIGHT OF THE PEN blog

 

'Part Day of the Jackal, part James Bond ... a wonderful page-turner with a plot that would make a great action movie ... an action-packed romp that Ian Fleming would be proud of.' SFFWORLD

 

'RECIPE for a great debut book: 1) Mix two parts of Brit 1950s war thriller; 2) add a chunk of Indiana Jones and a dollop of Dr Who; 3) thicken the plot with a devil-may-care killer and a demon Nazi and; 4) cook it on a steady-paced heat. A Kill in the Morning should be a bonkers read, but it's served up so well it delivers even more than its cover blurb promises - and that's plenty. Bloody good work, Mr Shimmin.' WEEKEND SPORT

If you loved this, you might like these...

Munich
Munich
Conclave
Conclave

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780857502575
Publication date: 26/03/2015
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780593073537
Publication date: 19/06/2014
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857502575
Publication date: 26th March 2015
Author: Graeme Shimmin
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,
Categories: Science fiction,

About Graeme Shimmin

Graeme Shimmin was born in Manchester, and studied Physics at Durham University. His successful consultancy career enabled him to retire at 35 to an island off Donegal and start writing. He has since returned to Manchester and completed an MA in Creative Writing. The inspiration for A Kill in the Morning came from Robert Harris' alternate history novel, Fatherland, and a passion for classic spy fiction. To find out more, and read his spy-themed short stories and book and movie reviews, visit www.graemeshimmin.com.

More About Graeme Shimmin

More Books By Graeme Shimmin

Cover for A Kill in the Morning by Graeme Shimmin
View All Books By Graeme Shimmin

Share this book