Graeme Shimmin

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I was born in Manchester, and studied Physics at Durham University.

My successful consultancy career enabled me to retire at 35 to an island off Donegal and start writing. I have since returned to Manchester and completed an MA in Creative Writing.

The inspiration for A Kill in the Morning - my prizewinning first novel - came from Robert Harris' alternate history novel, Fatherland, and my love of classic spy fiction.

To find out more, and read my spy-themed short stories and book and movie reviews, visit http://graemeshimmin.com.

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From an original article Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Movie Review, posted at Graeme Shimmin, spy thriller and alternate history writer


Kingsman: The Golden Circle released in September 2017, starring Taron Egerton, and directed by Matthew Vaughn, is an espionage-comedy-thriller sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service . It follows the continuing adventures of the Kingsmen – an independent s...

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"A Kill in the Moring is an alternate-history novel by Graeme Shimmin. It’s 1955; the Second World War is over, and the Nazis have control. A nameless British assassin, a retired SOE agent, and a young White Rose member are all that are standing be..." Read more of this review »
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"A bit of retro fun that is a little more in-depth than you might expect.

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“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 . . .”
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“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 . . .”
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