Deep Black

The comic, detective, romantic, supernatural, espionage thriller by Swan Morrison
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Deep Black is a true story. To preserve confidentiality, however, all the characters, facts and circumstances have been changed.

When retired accountant, detective fiction devotee and lifelong philanderer, Philip Ramsbottom, set up a private investigation agency, he had thought it wise to accept only straightforward surveillance tasks – after all, his entire experience of detective work had been gained from reading crime novels.

Philip had thus not expected his very first commission to draw him into the murky world of espionage, and he was definitely not prepared for the death-defying mission that was to follow.

Elite special agents were required to save the British and NATO nuclear submarine fleets from annihilation. Such a complex and dangerous assignment, however, would have been far more suitably allocated to people with relevant experience – in preference to Philip and his former lover, Rebecca Carter.

In a sensible world, the quest for the Sirens’ Song Configuration would have been much better pursued by the ultra-secret group of super-spies known as Deep Black.


Written by Swan Morrison – the internationally acclaimed author of Judgement Day and an established master of multi-genre fiction – Deep Black is yet another affectionate comic tribute to many classic storylines.

This novella once again incorporates the genres of comedy, crime, espionage, romance and very many others into a complex and action packed adventure thriller that gradually reveals itself to be a dark and tangled tale of the supernatural.

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The Author:

Swan Morrison/Brian Huggett

Swan Morrison is the pen name of Brian Huggett.
Brian lives with his wife and a cat called Blackie in Hampshire, England.
He has been publishing work on the Internet and in print since 2001.

In 2006, he created the Short Humour Site at for comedy writing of around 500 words.

He has published three books of his own Short Humour - each containing one hundred stories, dialogues, poems, letters, spoof news reports, articles and songs.
These books are called:
A Man of Few Words,
A Man of a Few More Words,
A Man of Yet a Few More Words.
the Short Humour Trilogy website.

In addition, ten comic songs which were published in A Man of a Few More Words are also available in The Swan Morrison Songbook.

Swan published his first novel, Judgement Day, in September 2014.
Visit the Judgement Day website.

Judgement Day was the Silver Medal Winner of the 'Fiction - Humor/Comedy' Category of Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards - 2016.

He published the novella, Deep Black, in September 2015.

The sequel to Judgement Day, Until the End of Time, was published in April 2020.
the Until the End of Time website.

In addition to his own writing, Swan Morrison has published five other books - each of which contains Short Humour by fifty different contributors to the Short Humour Site.
These books are called:
People of Few Words,
People of Few Words - Volume 2,
People of Few Words - Volume 3,
People of Few Words - Volume 4,
People of Few Words - Volume 5.

Interviews with Brian can be read at:
Awesomegang (2015):
Six Questions For... (2011):
Duotrope's Digest (2010):


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