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Allan’s Books

“A masterclass in crime fiction,” is how bestselling author Marion Todd describes Allan Martin’s groundbreaking fiction.

Allan Martin’s first novel, The Peat Dead, featuring Oban-based Inspector Angus Blue, was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Debut Prize at the Bloody Scotland Crime Festival in 2019. The second Angus Blue novel, The Dead of Jura, was published in 2020. The Peat Dead and The Dead of Jura are published by ThunderPoint Publishing. The third book in the series, The Dead of Appin, was published in November 2021.

Angus Blue is also featured in the novella A Fatal Contagion, published by iScot Media in 2020. The first edition is now sold out. Hopefully a second edition may be possible.

Tales Murderous and Mysterious , published by ThunderPoint on 16th November 2022, is a collection of short stories featuring murders in many forms.

Death in Tallinn is the first of three novels set in 1930s Estonia, published by Sharpe Books, featuring Chief Inspector Juri Hallmets. A principled man in a country proud to have gained its independence, and trying hard to retain it, as the vultures of Europe circle. The second book in this series, Winter Blood, was published in October 2022.

The Peat Dead is now available in Estonian as Turbasurnud, published by Eesti Raamat.