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Peter Tinits MD
Dying Medium Press
A CAUSE and MANNER is a medical noir thriller featuring physicians behaving badly. Matthew Kork is an anesthesiologist at a Canadian community hospital. There is tension in the operating room between Matt and an elitist surgeon, Angelo Amodeo. There is also tension between Matt and his wife, whom he suspects of having an affair. Her boyfriend dies in what looks like a staged suicide. Angelo disappears next. Matt is either responsible for these events or wished for them hard enough.
Matt is also the local coroner and is assigned to investigate the boyfriend's death. Despite the obvious conflict of interest, he accepts the case and brings a verdict of suicide. The decedent's family launches a wrongful death lawsuit. At the hearing, their lawyer is on the verge of discovering the love affair that would have given Matt a motive for murder. He admits to all the allegations against him to bring the proceedings to a close. This by no means confirms his guilt.
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Advance Praise for A Cause and Manner
Bloody good —Sebringville Star
Effing great —Mennonite Gazette
You have to read this one. Very effing great —Mitchell Times
It changed my life —13th Dalai Lama
So-so, if you've watched everything on Netflix —Cal Malinkowski
Strong writing, if you like that kind of thing —Charles Hamilton, Hamilton House
Pretty darn good —Nijole Tinits
Passable first effort —Lila Cook, Nijole's sister
Not that bad —Peterborough Anarchists Motorcycle Club
I liked the hockey chapter —Father O'Brien, Coach, Coventry Minor Bantam Hockey
No blood or blood products —The Watchtower
I would rather have a root canal —Mark Straus DDS
I'm a better writer —Hawthorne Didier
It's no Duddy Kravitz —Yale Erenberg MD
Smut and filth —Smith Falls Literary Review
Peter Tinits is a Canadian medical doctor who has practiced as an emergency physician, anesthesiologist and coroner. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto, followed by postgraduate training in Auckland, New Zealand and specialization in Ottawa. He has traveled widely (in the Before Times), occasionally using his backup, Estonian passport. A CAUSE and MANNER is his debut novel. It was inspired by the noir fiction of Hammett, Chandler and MacDonald, and his own demons. His protagonist Matthias Kork is named for his father who wrote under the pen name of Arvi Kork. Peter lives with his wife in Ontario, Canada.
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