An alternate history spy fiction novel written by shimbo. Its setting is a world where Nazi Germany survived the Second World War and is still a menace in world geopolitics.
The original draft of the novel was effectively an alternate history themed James Bond fanfic, but later versions reworked the characters and elements in order to excise any remaining similarities. Still, the novel is in many ways a loving tribute/homage to the golden age of OTL Cold War spy thrillers.
Over the years, the various versions of the novel had achieved increasing critical success and have won several literary awards, both on AH.com and in various official literary contests.
On AH.com, the story first won the “Best FanFic/Work Based on Published Fiction” category at the 2009 Turtledove Awards and later the Superlative Award for best overall story at the 2011 Turtledove Awards.
In March, 2013, A Kill in the Morning was shortlisted for the Terry Prachett Award.
A Kill in the Morning was first published by a major publisher, Transworld, which is part of Random House Penguin, in June 2014.
Bestselling sci-fi author Stephen Baxter endorsed A Kill in the Morning saying it was a 'A cracking counterfactual and a terrific debut'.
A Kill in the Morning was reviewed in Britain's largest sci-fi magazine SFX, which gave it a 3.5 star review.
Reviews on book blogs have been generally favourable. Graeme maintains a list of links to reviews on his website.