Nik Morton

Biography

Nik Morton served in the Royal Navy as a Writer, then went into IT. He has sold many short stories and edited several books and magazines. He now lives in Spain. His book Write a Western in 30 Days was released in June 2013, and he has just signed a contract for his 19th and 20th books, Wings of the Overlord, a fantasy quest jointly written with Gordon Faulkner, and The Magnificent Mendozas, his sixth western for Robert Hale. His ghost-written book Odd Shoes and Medals, an autobiography of an 80-year-old has just been released.

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Books

Cataclysm (#3 in the 'Avenging Cat' series)
Series: The Avenging Cat. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,090. Language: British English. Published: December 15, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The 'Avenging Cat' series 3 Cataclysm, a political or social upheaval Months after their adventure in Morocco, Cat Vibrissae receives devastating news from Rick – news that changes her life. Still determined to go to Shanghai to face down her arch enemy Malefice, she thwarts an ambush by Cerberus’ head of security, Mr Soong. She uncovers a conspiracy that could lead to war between China and Japan.
Catacomb (#2 in the 'Avenging Cat' series)
Series: The Avenging Cat. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,410. Language: British English. Published: October 20, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
#2 in the ‘Avenging Cat’ series Catacomb, a subterranean cemetery: a place where ancient corpses are found – or new ones are dumped… After their recent success, Catherine Vibrissae and Rick Barnes continue their vendetta against Loup Malefice and his company, Cerberus, penetrating the lair of Petra Grimalkin in Nice. But death stalks the pair. Danger lurks from Tangier to the High Atlas Mountains.
The Tehran Text
Series: The Tana Standish Spy Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,120. Language: British English. Published: February 14, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
1978. Iran is in ferment and the British Intelligence Service wants Tana Standish’s assessment. It appears that CIA agents are painting too rosy a picture, perhaps because they’re colluding with the state torturers… Allegiances and loyalties are strained as Tana’s mission becomes deadly and personal. In the troubled streets of Iran’s ancient cities, Tana makes new friends and new enemies...
Catalyst (#1 in the 'Avenging Cat' series)
Series: The Avenging Cat, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,600. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Catalyst, a person that precipitates events. That's Catherine Vibrissae. Orphan. Chemist. Model. Avenging Cat. She seeks revenge against Loup Malefice, the man responsible for the takeover of her father's company. An accomplished climber, Cat is not averse to breaking and entering to confound her enemies. Her quest for vengeance is implacable. First in The Avenging Cat series.
The Prague Papers
Series: The Tana Standish Spy Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,350. Language: British English. Published: November 25, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Tana Standish is a spy - and she’s psychic. Orphaned in the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War, she was adopted by a naval officer and his wife. Now she works for the British Secret Intelligence Service. Czechoslovakia’s people are still kicking against the Soviet invasion. Tana is called in to restore morale and repair the underground network. But there’s a traitor at work.
Sudden Vengeance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,730. Language: British English. Published: May 19, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When justice fails, a vigilante steps forward In the broken Britain of today, faith in the police is faltering. Justice and fairness are flouted. Victims are not seen as hurt people but simply as statistics. A vigilante soon emerges and delivers rough justice. He – or she – is called the Black Knight. Will the Black Knight eventually cross the line and kill?
Spanish Eye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,020. Language: British English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Through the eyes of Leon Cazador, half-English, half-Spanish private investigator, we experience the human condition in many guises. This collection covers twenty two cases, some insightful, some humorous, and some tragic. The tales evoke tears and laughter, pleasure at the downfall of criminals, and anger at arrogant evil-doers. Leon Cazador fights injustice in all its forms.
Blood of the Dragon Trees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Laura Reid likes her new job on Tenerife, teaching the Spanish twins Maria and Ricardo Chávez. She certainly doesn’t want to get involved with Andrew Kirby and his pal, Jalbala Emcheta, who work for CITES, tracking down illegal traders in endangered species. Yet she’s undeniably drawn to Andrew, which is complicated, as she’s also attracted to Felipe, the brother of her widower host, Don Alonso.

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adventure    avenging    catalyst    cold war    crime    death    espionage    far east    global    intelligence    international    international crime    island    justice    murder    mystery    organised crime    private investigator    psychic    psychological    punishment    revenge    short stories    smuggling    spain    spanish    spooks    spy    suspense    tenerife    thriller    underground    vendetta    vengeance    vigilante   

Smashwords book reviews by Nik Morton

  • A Matter of Tea and other stories on May 09, 2011

    The lead story A Matter of Tea won the 2010 Oaxaca International Literature Competition and is an esoteric tale of china bowl making and magic. A love story, The Floating World, captures the sadness and hope of 24-year-old Yanagi, one of the pleasure women of the house called The Floating World. There’s the haunting – quite literally – true story of Masakado’s mound in Tokyo. There are three other quite short but beautifully written tales plus a number of bonuses. The first bonus is a preview of Chronicles of the Dark Mirror, a series of novellas. This, The Seeker, is a historical tale about warlords, retribution and the seven kingdoms of Kanto; this whets the reader’s appetite for the entire work. In addition there’s the first chapters of Whipple’s western Vulture Gold, previously published in the UK, now re-released as an e-book (Trailblazer westerns). His hero, Havelock, is truly mythic. This book deserves to be widely read. Lastly, there’s a sci story from the publisher, Rebecca J Vickery, ‘The Rescue’. At the end of this e-book are several photos of Japan before and after the earthquake and tsunami. This is good value and a reading pleasure. And your purchase also goes towards a worthy cause. Nik Morton