A Kill in the Morning – Publication Day!
This is the day I have dreamed of… today is publication day for my first novel A Kill in the Morning.
First thing this morning, I popped in to my local book shop and found this on the shelves:
My Journey to Publication Day
I’ve been writing seriously for ten years and working on A Kill in the Morning for five years. This is the end of a long, long journey for me, one that at times I thought I’d never complete. There have been times when I’ve considered giving up. There have been times I’ve been advised to give up.
But I didn’t. I am stubborn like that.
What’s it about?
I describe it as James Bond versus the Nazis .
This is the 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…
What are the reviews like?
Stephen Baxter, author of multiple bestsellers and winner of many literary awards including the Philip K Dick Award, and the John W Campbell Memorial Award sent me this endorsement of A Kill in the Morning:
Here’s the whole of a short review from Northeast Lifestyle:
You can read all the reviews so far at A Kill in the Morning Reviews. They are overwhelmingly positive and very gratifying.
Yeah, but has it won any prizes?
Yes, three so far:
- Shortlisted for the Terry Pratchett Award
- YouWriteOn Book of the Year
- AlternateHistory.com Superlative Award
But I don’t know if I’ll like it
If you’re unsure whether you’ll like it or not, then you should read the first chapter, which is basically the Bond-style pre-titles sequence. If you like that you’ll like the whole thing.
You can read the opening here: The first three chapters of A Kill in the Morning
OK, OK, where can I get this Masterpiece?
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.
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