A Kill in the Morning
A Kill in the Morning is a spy thriller written by me, Graeme Shimmin. It’s set in an alternate 1955 where something is very wrong with the world. It’s 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.
A Kill in the Morning: High Concept
James Bond versus the Nazis.
The ‘mood board’ below represents the style of the novel. It was used when we were designing the book cover.
A Kill in the Morning: Short Synopsis
The year is 1955 and something is very wrong with the world. It’s 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.
Now the fate of the world rests on a single kill in the morning…
A Kill in the Morning: Awards
A Kill in the Morning has won several awards:
- Won You Write On’s Book of the Year award.
- Won ‘Superlative’ Award in the Turtledove Awards run by alternatehistory.com.
- Shortlisted for Terry Pratchett Prize
Terry Pratchett Prize
A Kill in the Morning was shortlisted for the Terry Pratchett Prize, 2013. Simon Taylor, Editorial Director of Transworld, was sufficiently impressed by the novel to enter it into the acquisitions process at the publishing house, which lead to Transworld agreeing to publish the novel.
A Kill in the Morning: Reviews
A Kill in the Morning has been endorsed by science-fiction legend Stephen Baxter:
It has had lots more glowing reviews, which are summarised in A Kill in the Morning Reviews.
Want to Read A Kill in the Morning?
Read the opening of A Kill in the Morning for free by clicking here or on the cover: