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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;A creepy combination of detective and Gothic' Aline Templeton has a wondrously deft, unpretentiously beautiful style, full of good things * Hampstead & Highgate Express on THE TRUMPET SHALL * 'Aline Templeton presents the reader with an appealing heroine . . . Self-aware and intelligent' Donna Leon, The Times on PAST PRAYING FOR * Donna Leon, The Times on PAST PRAYING FOR * An enjoyably macabre tale . . . Finely-written and strongly characterised * Oxford Times on PAST PRAYING FOR * Templeton has wit, a strong narrative sense and a dab hand with the atmospherics * Literary Review on LAST ACT OF ALL * Templeton crafts a nifty plot * Gerald Kaufman, Scotsman on LAST ACT OF ALL * Templeton writes as atmospherically and plots as cleverly as ever * Scotsman *
About Aline Templeton
Aline Templeton grew up in Scotland and read English at Girton College, Cambridge. She has worked in education and broadcasting, and now lives in Perthshire where she is a Justice of the Peace. She has a grown-up son and daughter.
Shades of Death by Aline Templeton
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