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Cold in the Earth By Aline Templeton

Cold in the Earth
by Aline Templeton

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Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming finds herself at the stormy heart of a troubled, trapped community in Scotland. In New York, Laura resolves to unearth the dark secrets of her past. 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.
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Cold in the Earth: DI Marjory Fleming Book 1 by Aline Templeton

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, Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming finds herself at the stormy heart of a troubled, trapped community. Pyres are built, infected animals are burnt, and farmland is dug up as burial ground. But the all-pervasive stench of death develops a horrifying, unfamiliar edge when human remains are dug up near the small market town of Kirkluce. Thousands of miles away in New York City, a woman called Laura resolves to unearth the dark secrets of her past. Determined to discover the truth behind her older sister's disappearance fifteen years ago, her journey takes her back to Galloway, to a world of suspicion, fear and menace. 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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Cold in the Earth Reviews


'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 'The build-up of suspense is terrific in this first-time thriller. Hope it won't be the last.' -- Woman's Day, Australia '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 '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 'Atmospheric and suspenseful classic crime' -- Good Book Guide 'This is a good, well-crafted traditional British mystery, set in the Scottish countryside ravaged by foot-and-mouth disese. Templeton's ingredients include a remote mansion owned by a secretive family obsessed by rearing pedigree bulls, a young woman who returns from the US to investigate her sister's disappearance, and a believable policewoman. The suffering of the Galloway farmers as their flocks are threatened and their animals killed is movingly rendered.' No.17 in their '50 best books for summer' supplement. -- Independent 'satisfyingly gripping' -- Scotsman 'This engaging mixture of gothic mystery and police procedural, with vivid settings both geographical and political.' -- Morning Star 'Strongly delineated characters, complex plotting and rich allegory: a really satisfactory read' -- Mystery Women's Magazine '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 'A finely written and strongly characterised novel' -- Oxford Times on PAST PRAYING FOR '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 '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 20050604 'An unalloyed pleasure - an intelligent, character-driven crime novel.' -- Andrew Taylor 20050604 'This is a good, well-crafted traditional British mystery, set in the Scottish countryside ravaged by foot-and-mouth disease ... The suffering of the Galloway farmers as their flocks are threatened and their animals killed is movingly rendered.' -- Independent 20050604

About Aline Templeton


Aline Templeton has worked in education and broadcasting. She grew up in Scotland, read English at Girton College, Cambridge, and now lives in Edinburgh. She has a grown-up son and daughter.

Additional information

GOR002811067
Cold in the Earth: DI Marjory Fleming Book 1 by Aline Templeton
Aline Templeton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton
2005-05-09
368
034083854X
9780340838549
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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