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Lamb to the Slaughter By Aline Templeton

Lamb to the Slaughter by Aline Templeton

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Atmospheric and suspenseful classic crime introducing a strong new protagonist to delight readers of Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.

Lamb to the Slaughter Summary

Lamb to the Slaughter: DI Marjory Fleming Book 4 by Aline Templeton

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 McDermid

A 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 '

Lamb to the Slaughter Reviews

'Loved it' * Val McDermid on THE DARKNESS AND THE DEEP *
An unalloyed pleasure - an intelligent, character-driven crime novel. * Andrew Taylor on COLD IN THE EARTH *
'Skilfully plotted and well-paced . . . This book is a delight, from its leisurely start to the moving and unexpected finish.' * Guardian on THE DARKNESS AND THE DEEP *
'Interesting, atmospheric and - I predict - televisual' * Literary Review on THE DARKNESS AND THE DEEP *
[Aline Templeton] has demonstrated that, just when we thought Scotland was saturated with detectives, a strong woman can elbow her way in and find a unique niche. * Scotsman on COLD IN THE EARTH *
It is always a pleasure to read Aline Templeton, but THE DARKNESS AND THE DEEP must surely be her best book to date. Alines characters are so beautifully drawn . . . * J Wallis Martin *
A compelling read. * Margaret Yorke on COLD IN THE EARTH *
Praise for Aline Templeton's Marjory Fleming series * : *
'the type of book which stays with you long after you have closed the page. Highly recommended.' * Mystery Women *

About 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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Lamb to the Slaughter: DI Marjory Fleming Book 4 by Aline Templeton
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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