Graeme Shimmin was born in Manchester, and studied Physics at Durham University.
His successful consultancy career enabled him to retire at 35 to an island off Donegal and start writing. He has since returned to Manchester and completed an MA in Creative Writing.
The inspiration for A Kill in the Morning - his prizewinning first novel - came from Robert Harris' alternate history novel, Fatherland, and a passion for classic spy fiction.
To find out more, and read his spy-themed short stories and book and movie reviews, visit http://graemeshimmin.com.