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Peter Tinits MD

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Dying Medium Press


Second-in-series Matthias Kork novel featuring a humorous blend of lying, cheating, killing and domestic drama

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eBook $9.99, print edition $19.99



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An UNDETERMINED MANNER of DEATH is a medical mystery/crime fiction hybrid novel about anesthesiologists, coroners, surgeons and Mennonites

An excommunicated Mennonite drug user is found dead in his locked apartment. He is heavily decomposed and is lying exactly parallel to a vintage Winchester rifle. The scene might have been staged, but there are no suspects or any apparent motive for murder. The decedent’s attractive daughter is the beneficiary of his three-month-old life insurance policy, which a suicide verdict would invalidate. She is promoting a homicide verdict to the investigating coroner Matthias Kork, and she is very persuasive.

Advance Reviews for An Undetermined Manner of Death


Bloody good —Sebringville Star

Effing greatMennonite Gazette

You have to read this one —Mitchell Times

It changed my life again —13th Dalai Lama

Strong writing, if you like that kind of thing —Charles Hamilton, Hamilton House, Stratford ON's finest B&B. We are standing by to take your bookings.

Pretty darn good —Nijole Tinits

Passable second effort —Lila Cook, Nijole's sister

Distinctive voice and female characters —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

More smut and filth —Smith Falls Literary Review


In The Press


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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. His novels are inspired by the noir fiction of Hammett, Chandler and MacDonald; his poetry by his own demons. The protagonist in his novels, Matthias Kork, is named for his father who wrote under the pen name of Arvi Kork. Peter lives with his wife in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

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