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The Suspect and other tales free book deal

My book ‘The Suspect and other tales’ will be available for free from the 14th July – 18th July 2020.

Book Description:

Tales of the unexpected, ranging from stories of crime and vengeance through to ghostly happenings in an ancient mansion.

Free book promotion – ‘Samantha’ by Kevin Morris

My book ‘Samantha’ will be on free promotion from the 8th – 12th June. Samantha tells the story of a young woman forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool by her brutal pimp, Barry. Can Sam survive, or will she end her miserable existence in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Dock?

For ‘Samantha please go to: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samantha-K-Morris-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI for the UK or http://www.amazon.com/Samantha-K-Morris-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI for the US.

Samantha Is Free To Download From 8-12 March 2015

My story, “Samantha” is free to download from today (Sunday 8 March) until Thursday 12 March.

Samantha tells the story of a young girl forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool. Can Sam’s love for Peter, a man she meets in a night club save her? Or will Sam meet her end in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Docks?

To download Samantha free please go to http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samantha-K-Morris-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI (for the UK) or http://www.amazon.com/Samantha-K-Morris-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top (for the USA).


If you read Samantha or any of my other books please do consider leaving a review. I really appreciate knowing what my readers think of my writing.


Many thanks,



You Know That Sinking Feeling

As a writer it is perhaps inevitable that sooner or later fiction and real life will collide. In November 2014 I wrote a short story entitled “Women’s Shoes” which originally appeared as a guest post on a fellow blogger’s site and, subsequently under the title “Shoes” in my collection of short stories, “The Suspect And Other Tales”, (http://www.amazon.com/The-Suspect-other-tales-Morris-ebook/dp/B00PKPTQ0U). The story deals with the obsession of a serial killer with the footware worn by prostitutes and is a work of fiction with no basis in fact.

Having finished “Shoes” I e-mailed it to my blogging friend, shut down the laptop and headed off for Sunday lunch in a local pub. There I sat, pint in hand idly browsing the Telegraph’s website on my mobile phone as I waited for my Sunday roast to arrive. My attention was arrested by a story regarding a man accused of having murdered 2 women in his Hong Kong flat., (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11203291/British-man-arrested-over-Hong-Kong-double-murder.html). The article referred to the victims as “sex workers” and contained horrific details regarding their deaths. Suddenly I didn’t feel particularly hungry. At first glance my story bore an uncanny resemblance to the article I was reading. Both the Telegraph’s piece and my story deal with the killing of prostitutes (in my case on a purely fictional basis while the newspaper’s piece pertains to the killing of flesh and blood women). I had written my story in total ignorance of the murders and had I known of the killings would not have penned it. However given that I had composed the story what was I to do? Should I email my blogging friend asking that the piece be deferred, or not published in any form?

I looked at the facts of the case. My story was set in the UK and was written in total ignorance of the Hong Kong killings. In the (fictional) “Shoes” the killer is obsessed with the footware worn by the world’s oldest profession, (there was no intimation of any such obsession in the Telegraph’s article). In”Shoes” the psychopathic killer keeps his victims bodies frozen in a commercial freezer, meaning there would be no odour of decomposition, while in the Hong Kong case the corpse’s of the unfortunate ladies where found in a state of decomposition in the apartment of the accused (his neighbours had complained of the smell emanating from the flat). In short it was a pure coincidence that my story bore a passing resemblance to the (real-life) Hong Kong case and on this basis I determined not to withdraw it from publication.

There is, as is so often remarked “nothing new under the sun”. It is inevitable that stories written in total ignorance of (real-life) crimes will sometimes reflect (albeit wholly unintentionally), and often in an indirect manner those actual happenings.


(Please note, the Hong Kong case is still to go to trial and I make no assumption as to the outcome of the case, I.E. a man is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law).

Free Book Promotion – The Suspect and other tales by K. Morris

My collection of short stories ‘The suspect and other tales’ will be available to download for free on Kindle from the 25th – 29th November.

A reviewer has written of ‘The Suspect’ as follows: ‘Eleven clever and entertaining short stories, ideal for dipping into and each with a nice twist in the tale.’ You can see the review here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00PKPTQ0U/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

To download The Suspect and other tales free please visit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Suspect-other-tales-Morris-ebook/dp/B00PKPTQ0U for the UK or here http://www.amazon.com/The-Suspect-other-tales-Morris-ebook/dp/B00PKPTQ0 for the US

For my Amazon Author page please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/K-Morris/e/B00CEECWHY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 for the UK and http://www.amazon.com/K-Morris/e/B00CEECWHY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 for the US

If you download any of my books I would appreciate it if you would please consider leaving a review.

Many thanks, Kevin

The Suspect And Other Tales By K Morris Available In The (UK) Amazon Kindle Store for £0.77

Earlier this morning I posted regarding the release of my latest collection of short stories, The Suspect And Other Tales. At that time The Suspect was only available on amazon.com. I am pleased to report that The Suspect And Other Tales can now be found on amazon.co.uk by visiting the following link, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Suspect-other-tales-K-Morris-ebook/dp/B00PKPTQ0U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415948675&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Suspect+and+other+tales. To purchase The Suspect or to download a free sample please go to the above link.


Many thanks



An Act Of Mercy And Other Stories Available In The Kindle Store

My collection of short stories, “An Act Of Mercy And Other Stories” is now available for sale in the Kindle store, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EHS74CS. This collection encompasses a range of dark tales dealing with murder, blackmail and the abuse of power. For the book please visit the above link.

Meet Robert Galbraith err I mean JK Rowling!

The Daily Mail reports that the crime novel, A Cuckoo’s Calling, by the first time author Robert Galbraith wasn’t selling well until it was discovered that it had, in fact been written by one JK Rowling of Harry Potter fame! The book is now selling like hot cakes. I must be one of the few people who has never read any of the Harry Potter novels, however being a lover of crime fiction I’m tempted to head over to Amazon and purchase Robert’s (sorry Rowling’s) latest offering! For the article please visit http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2362812/Harry-Potter-author-JK-Rowlings-crime-thriller-A-Cuckoos-Calling-rejected-publisher-sales-soared-revealed-writer.html

Anyone Fancy Writing this?

While browsing gumtree.co.uk I came across the below intriguing advertisement

“A smart and attractive girl is needed to help a private detective in his investigation, a good remuneration in return.”

What a great basis for a short story or a novel. Imagine the possibilities. A private detective wishes to investigate the affairs of a criminal who is known for his cunning and suspicion of anyone who is not part of his own tight knit fraternity. He does, however have one weakness, a liking for attractive intelligent women. The detective finds his girl who manages to seduce the criminal mastermind and communicate his secrets to her employer. Alternatively the young lady falls in love with the criminal and they disappear into the sunset together leaving the detective high and dry!

What wonderful material for a writer to get his or her teeth into!