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The Peat Dead

(2019)
(The first book in the Angus Blue series)
A novel by

 
 
Shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize - Scottish Crime Debut 2019

“A mystery so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton

“This atmospheric crime novel set on Islay gripped me from the start. A book that shows decades-old crimes cast long shadows.” – Sarah Ward

On the Scottish Hebridean Island of Islay, five corpses are dug up by a peat-cutter. All of them have been shot in the back of the head, execution style.

Sent across from the mainland to investigate, Inspector Angus Blue and his team slowly piece together the little evidence they have, and discover the men were killed on a wartime base, over 70 years ago.

But there are still secrets worth protecting, and even killing for.

Who can Inspector Blue trust?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A mystery so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whiskey on the pages." - Douglas Skelton


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Used availability for Allan Martin's The Peat Dead

Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Peat Dead
Author(s): Allan Martin
ISBN: 1-910946-54-0 / 978-1-910946-54-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ThunderPoint Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Peat Dead (Inspector Angus Blue Book 1)
Author(s): Allan Martin
Publisher: ThunderPoint Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU