Undertaker: Death Sentence

Marko Kilpi

Original title: Undertaker: Kuolemantuomio

Author: Marko Kilpi

Published: 2017

Publisher: Crime Time

Genre: Crime & Suspense

Pages: 335

A moral study embodied in a hard-boiled crime novel in the vein of Dexter and The Shield.

Young student Tuomas Lintu and his girlfriend Maria have always tried to do the right thing, but with Maria’s depression, their underprivileged backgrounds and bills piling up, it’s not easy. When Tuomas’ brother dies, he agrees to organize the funeral, although he can’t even afford to buy food. Undertaker Jarmo Kivi offers him a helping hand in the form of a job at Kivi’s funeral parlor. Little does he know Kivi is a high-level hitman – and responsible for Tuomas’ brother’s death. Enter the heart of darkness…

The Undertaker is the opening of a gripping new series about the thin line between right and wrong, published to glowing reviews. 

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About author

Marko Kilpi

Marko Kilpi (b. 1969) is an author and policeman. Praised by critics, his novels have been awarded several literary prize nominations. The Land of the Living was honored with the Savonia Prize for Literature and a Hollywood movie is in the making.


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Undertaker: Death Sentence

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