Author Morton releases second novel

PUBLISHED: 12:51 12 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:51 12 January 2016

Exmouth author Morton Middleditch.

Exmouth author Morton Middleditch.


An Exmouth retail executive-turned-author has written his second novel.

Morton Middleditch, 71, who lives at Exmouth Marina, has had Back for Revenge published by Acorn Publishing.

Billed as a tense thriller, it follows on from Morton’s first novel, the self-published Left for Dead, but works as a stand-alone text.

A member of East Devon Golf Club, Morton was previously chief executive of SPAR before his retirement in 2004. He turned to fiction writing after writing a history of the company.

Morton took inspiration from a journey to South America, with wife Barbara, for his novels’ Peruvian theme.

He said: “In 2006, we went to Peru and trekked up Machu Pichu ourselves and that gave me the idea for the story.

“I had already written a book about SPAR, and enjoyed the process of writing so much, and thought I’d always wanted to write a novel, and thought I’d just see how it went.

“Sitting here in my study at the marina, I just took to writing, and wrote the first story relatively quickly. As soon as I’d finished that, I thought I’d start a second one.”

Morton added that he has now started work on his third novel.

Back for Revenge tells the story of Eddie and Sam, a couple who return from busting a drug cartel in Peru, only to be pursued by a drug baron who is seeking revenge.

Back for Revenge is available to buy in paperback and e-book form from Amazon.

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