A Kill in the Morning
A Kill in the Morning is a spy thriller written by 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.
A Kill in the Morning: Book Cover
The cover features the hero, in his assassin pose, Molly Ravenhill, the heroine, looking seductive and Reynard Heydrich, the villain, along with a mysterious German jet plane… For more details of how the cover evolved see Book Cover Design.
Want to Read A Kill in the Morning?
You can read the opening here: The first three chapters of A Kill in the Morning
If you’d like to buy A Kill in the Morning then:
- In the UK I recommend Amazon: A Kill in the Morning on Amazon UK, although the novel is also available in bookshops.
- In the USA, you can get the novel at A Kill in the Morning on Amazon USA.
- In India it’s available at A Kill in the Morning on Amazon India.