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Peter Tinits MD

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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 goodSebringville Star

Fucking greatMennonite Gazette

You have to read this one. Very fucking 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




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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, occasionally using his backup, Estonian passport. A CAUSE and MANNER was 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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