Allan Martin worked as a teacher, teacher-trainer and university lecturer, and only turned to writing fiction after taking early retirement.
He lives in Glasgow and with his wife regularly visits the Hebrides and Estonia.
He has had several short stories published, notably in iScot magazine and 404Ink magazine.
He has also translated from Estonian a ‘closed-room’ mystery, The Oracle, originally published in 1937.
Jura: where the rich and powerful go to play away from prying eyes.
After a murder attempt on a Cabinet Minister, Inspector Angus Blue returns to the Hebrides. But Special Branch are sent to hunt the assassin too, and Blue's investigation is hampered at every turn, as he tries to discover what Special Branch are hiding - and who they are protecting.
Shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize - Scottish Crime Debut 2019
On the Scottish Hebridean Island of Islay, five corpses are dug up by a peat-cutter. All of them have been shot in the back of the head, execution style.