ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: April 16, 2019
The Peat Dead
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?
Allan Martin worked as a teacher, teacher-trainer and university lecturer, and only turned to writing fiction after taking early retirement. He lives in Glasgow and with his wife regularly visits the Hebrides and Estonia.
He has had several short stories published, notably in iScot magazine and 404Ink magazine. He has also translated from Estonian a ‘closed-room’ mystery, The Oracle, originally published in 1937.