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Aline Templeton



Aline Templeton lives in Edinburgh with her husband, in a house with a balcony built by an astronomer to observe the stars over the beautiful city skyline. She has worked in education and broadcasting and has written numerous articles and stories for newspapers and magazines. Her books have been published in translation in several European countries as well as in the United States.
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Cradle to Grave

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The sixth book in the critically acclaimed DI Marjory Fleming series.'A welcome return for Templeton's tough but tender DI, Marjory 'Big Marge' Fleming... The vivid characterisation, excellent description and a horribly looming sense of inevitability make Cradle to Grave a riveting read.' Laura Wilson, Guardian'Templeton can always be relied on to provide a well-written, cleverly-plotted, old-fashioned whodunit.' The TimesAccused of murdering the baby in her care, seemingly cold and measured nanny Lisa Stewart maintains her innocence. But when she changes her name and tries to run away, the terrifying threats always find her. Is she an innocent victim of public anger? Or a calculating murderer on the run?

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Dead in the Water

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The fifth book in the critically acclaimed DI Marjory Fleming series.'[With] a scalpel-sharp plot, made more supenseful by the complexity of the personal connections, Templeton's latest installment takes the indomitable Fleming from strength to strength.' Daily Record'All the characters are well-drawn and the tension is maintained throughout... With many surprises along the way, this is an excellent mystery and highly recommended.' Mystery Women'When you lift a stone, dark creatures, safely hidden before, panic in the light of day . . . someone out there would become desperate to stop her finding the truth. She had to move fast.'The young victim had been pregnant, her body washed up on the rocks. Twenty years on the murder remains unsolved; her father is now dead, and her mother refuses to talk about what went on all those years ago. DI Marjory Fleming is called in to reopen the case that her late father, a policeman, was unable to put to rest. As Fleming digs deeper it becomes clear that her father had struggled to keep secret some of the shameful details around the young girl's death.Can she handle the truth she will unearth, not just about her father but about herself?

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The Darkness and the Deep

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The second book in the critically acclaimed DI Marjory Fleming series.'Loved it. She has become the crime czar of the Scottish small town!' Val McDermid'In fictional terms the combination of domesticity and detection is very appealing, especially when it comes with a detailed, vivid portrayal of a complete society.' Literary ReviewThe wreck of the Knockhaven lifeboat with the loss of all three of its crew is a hard blow for the small Scottish town. But it's harder still when DS Tam MacNee discovers that it isn't simply a tragic accident.Was it just the act of vandals, bored in a fishing port stricken with unemployment? Could it be linked to the drugs trade which has taken root in the locality? Or is there someone who, in their determination to kill one person, is callous enough to take two innocent lives? And if so, who is the intended victim?As DI Marjory Fleming and her team investigate multiple murders, with a whole community hungry for justice, the pressure - professional and personal - is on.

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Cold in the Earth

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The first book in the critically acclaimed DI Marjory Fleming series. 'An unalloyed pleasure - an intelligent, character-driven crime novel' Andrew TaylorDeath is in the air. Death is on the ground. Death is everywhere for the people of Galloway.As a catastrophic virus devastates the Scottish countryside, killing cattle and destroying lives, a body is discovered in a dug-up field. Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming finds herself at the stormy heart of a troubled, trapped community.Thousands of miles away in New York, Laura resolves to unearth the dark secrets of her past. Determined to find the truth about her older sister's disappearance fifteen years ago.A dead body, a missing girl, and a mysterious family's dangerous obsession with bull running provide a sinister backdrop to DI Fleming's first murder investigation. And as the cold shadow of death looms ever larger over this quiet corner of rural Britain, one thing becomes clear: it won't be her last.

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Lamb to the Slaughter

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If you're looking for a gripping new crime series, you'll love Aline Templeton. Featuring DI Marjory Fleming - 'Big Marge' - and set in Galloway. If you enjoy novels by Ann Cleeves, Faith Martin, Val McDermid and LJ Ross, try Lamb to the Slaughter.'The crime czar of the Scottish small town!' Val McDermidA sunny evening, a tranquil garden - and an old man brutally gunned down on his doorstep. In the pretty and tranquil market town of Kirkluce, a proposed superstore development has divided the population in an increasingly bitter war. The low-level aggression of bored youth that is generally tolerated has become sinister. The bloodied carcass of a sheep abandoned in the streets is more than just unpleasant vandalism and teenage bikers, terrorising a woman to breaking point, are impossible to control. When a second victim is killed in what seems a random shooting, the fear in the town becomes tangible. DI Fleming will not accept that the crimes are motiveless, but she struggles to make sense of the two murders, when nothing makes sense any more and no one will believe anything. Not even the truth.Reader reviews:'Once again a roller coaster of a ride to the truth. Her knack of keeping you thinking is outstanding''This is a brilliant read, enhanced by the personalities of the characters''DI Fleming is such a great character, each book is a joy to read '

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Lying Dead

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The third book in the critically acclaimed DI Marjory Fleming series.'Underscores Templeton's challenge to Ian Rankin in Scottish thriller writing.' Peterborough Evening News'Not for Templeton gruesome bodies strewn across the landscape left and right, here the emphasis is on character, motive and situation, building into an impressive whole. I'm sure it won't be long before I have to write "the best-selling Aline Templeton". This is seriously good crime writing.' Sue Baker, 'Personal Choice', Publishing NewsOn a beautiful, eerily quiet May morning in a remote corner of Scotland, a girl is found brutally bludgeoned to death, the silence of the scene broken only by the ringing of her mobile telephone. DI Marjory Fleming thrives on the adrenalin and tension that come with heading a major crime investigation, but with the discovery of not one, but two murdered corpses on her patch, she's about to feel the pressure like never before . . . The community of Drumbreck - a tranquil weekend playground for rich Glaswegians - is small and close-knit. But the veneer of contented prosperity conceals nasty secrets and daily betrayals. DI Fleming must watch her own back as she searches for a link between the two crimes. Uncovering layer upon layer of intrigue and deceit, Fleming is about to learn that while the dead can't tell lies, the living most certainly can . . .

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Shades of Death

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Seventeen years after her death, the skeletal remains of an eleven-year-old girl are discovered buried deep in the caves of Derbyshire's Peak District. Close by the body lies a crudely-carved clay artefact of a sinister jackal-headed creature. In the ensuing police investigation, the secrets surrounding a group of now grown-up children and their sinister 'Egyptian game' are gradually revealed. Secrets which have lain buried for almost twenty years. Secrets which will emerge with unexpected and devastating consequences.

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Night and Silence

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When David marries Tessa he feels life is starting all over again. He gets a transfer to a small police station in mid Wales, leaving behind the stresses of inner-London policing, his previous marriage, and the son who doesn't want to see him anymore. Tessa, an artist, will be able to paint from the cosy little cottage in a Welsh village. But soon David and Tessa realise that they've chosen entirely the wrong village: it's full of unpleasant people, innuendo and nasty looks. Tessa is being harrassed by a local youth who turns out to be something much more dangerous than a stalker. And when a local nurse is killed and David's job become all-important once more, she has no one to turn to...

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The Trumpet shall Sound

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Past Praying For

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Last Act of All

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