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Cold in the Earth By Aline Templeton

Cold in the Earth
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.
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Cold in the Earth Summary


Cold in the Earth: DI Marjory Fleming Book 1 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 Cold in the Earth.

'The crime czar of the Scottish small town!' Val McDermid

Death 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.

Reader reviews:

'An engaging thriller which also touched me emotionally'

'A beautifully written crime thriller . . . Gripping from start to finish'

'Great to come across a new to me author who writes so well, a cut above so many police procedurals'

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Cold in the Earth Reviews


Templeton has wit, a strong narrative sense and a dab hand with atmospherics * Literary Review on Last Act of All *
Templeton has wit, a strong narrative sense and a dab hand with atmospherics * Literary Review on Last Act of All *
Aline Templeton has been producing quietly intelligent, carefully plotted thrillers for years. Templeton creates a tight, convincing band of characters and has the ability to spin her story beyond immediate events to paint a picture of a small rural community in crisis. She is good at managing her plot and revealing details slowly. She 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 *
Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming, a resolute Scot, is Aline Templeton's new detective for whom a series is planned. A long-hidden body is discovered in an area isolated during a foot-and-mouth epidemic.The remote rural Scottish background, a blizzard, a feuding farming family with secrets - all these combine to make this novel a compelling read. * Margaret Yorke *
Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming, a resolute Scot, is Aline Templeton's new detective for whom a series is planned. A long-hidden body is discovered in an area isolated during a foot-and-mouth epidemic.The remote rural Scottish background, a blizzard, a feuding farming family with secrets - all these combine to make this novel a compelling read. * Margaret Yorke *
Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming, a resolute Scot, is Aline Templeton's new detective for whom a series is planned. A long-hidden body is discovered in an area isolated during a foot-and-mouth epidemic.The remote rural Scottish background, a blizzard, a feuding farming family with secrets - all these combine to make this novel a compelling read. * Margaret Yorke *
Aline Templeton anatomises a rural community, provides a contemporary gothic frisson and introduces a strong and sympathetic series character. The result is an unalloyed pleasure - an intelligent, character-driven crime novel. * Andrew Taylor *
A compelling read * Margaret Yorke *
An unalloyed pleasure - an intelligent, character-driven crime novel. * Andrew Taylor *
Templeton has wit, a strong narrative sense and a dab hand with atmospherics * Literary Review on LAST ACT OF ALL *
This astringent tale of psychological suspense set in a remote Welsh valley uses the landscape with an almost visionary splendour * The Times on NIGHT AND SILENCE *
Templeton crafts a nifty plot amid the dour and inward-looking denizens of a Fenland village * Scotsman on LAST ACT OF ALL *
Aline Templeton has a wondrously deft, unpretentiously beautiful style, full of good things * Hampstead & Highgate Express on THE TRUMPET *
A finely written and strongly characterised novel * Oxford Times on PAST PRAYING FOR *
This astringent tale of psychological suspense set in a remote Welsh valley uses the landscape with an almost visionary splendour * The Times on NIGHT AND SILENCE *
Aline Templeton has a wondrously deft, unpretentiously beautiful style, full of good things * Hampstead & Highgate Express on THE TRUMPET *
A thoroughly gripping read, taut, well-constructed, sound and erudite * Margaret Yorke on PAST PRAYING FOR *
Templeton has wit, a strong narrative sense and a dab hand with atmospherics * Literary Review on LAST ACT OF ALL *
Templeton crafts a nifty plot amid the dour and inward-looking denizens of a Fenland village * Scotsman on LAST ACT OF ALL *

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.

Additional information

GOR000682664
Cold in the Earth: DI Marjory Fleming Book 1 by Aline Templeton
Aline Templeton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2006-01-02
368
0340838558
9780340838556
N/A
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