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Death in Tallinn

Tallin, Estonia, March 1933

A senior policeman falls from a viewpoint to be impaled on the roof of a kiosk below.  Chief Inspector Jüri Hallmets and his team encounter a widow who’s not mourning, a family who may be up to no good, disgruntled aristocrats with Nazi sympathies, vodka whose origin is not clear, policemen who think they’re above the law, and some slippery politicians. Meanwhile reporters Artur Simm and Jaan Kallas are carrying out their own enquiries, and discover that looking for the truth can be dangerous.

Death in Tallinn is a tense thriller set in a time not dissimilar to our own, and concerns a man and a country trying to maintain their integrity in difficult times.

“Allan Martin grabs you with the first sentence and doesn’t let go until the last page. Death in Tallinn is a tense thriller with compelling characters set against a fascinating, well-researched backdrop.” Len Maynard, author of the DCI Jack Callum Mysteries and the Harry Beck thrillers.

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