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Aline Templeton - Author

About the Author

ALINE TEMPLETON grew up in the fishing village of Anstruther, in the East Neuk of Fife. She has worked in education and broadcasting and was a Justice of the Peace for ten years. Married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren, she now lives in a house with a view of Edinburgh Castle. When not writing she enjoys cooking, choral singing, and travelling the back roads of France. www.alinetempleton.co.uk

Featured books by Aline Templeton

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2014

Marnie Bruce has hyperthymesia; she can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except from one fateful night when she was eleven; she woke up in an isolated cottage with a head injury and her mother gone. Twenty years later Marnie heads back to Scotland seeking answers to what happened, but in the small town of Galloway, her mother's disappearance still burns in the air and Marnie's return looks set to tear open old wounds for many of the locals. For DI Marjory Fleming the disappearance of Karen Bruce is a case she would prefer not to re-open but the ripple effect of Marnie's return makes it clear this is one mystery that must be solved. As Fleming unravels the secrets of the past, she realises Marnie's life is inextricably, terribly linked to a monstrous crime decades ago. Can Fleming fit the puzzle together before it's too late? And will the truth be one Marnie wants to remember?

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Other books by Aline Templeton

Carrion Comfort

Carrion Comfort

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2019

Gabrielle, daughter of a brilliant and charismatic local businessman, thinks she's losing her mind. Recovering from a nervous breakdown triggered by her father's death and the loss of her unborn child, her sanity is pushed to the brink when she starts suffering memory lapses. Knowing that the other major shareholder of her father's business is looking for any excuse to squeeze her out, Gabrielle can't trust anyone. When a man's body is found in dilapidated cottage, DCI Kelso Strang is drafted in from Edinburgh to take charge of the investigation. Still grieving the loss of his wife, battle-scarred Strang finds himself burdened with an over-eager detective constable and a lazy, obtuse detective sergeant. With inadequate resources at his fingertips, and his boss breathing down his neck to wrap up the case quickly and without embarrassment to the force, Strang must pick his way through the minefield of the local relationships and resentments of the sleepy village community. But will he be able to put this case to rest before more lives are destroyed?

Carrion Comfort

Carrion Comfort

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Gabrielle, daughter of a brilliant and charismatic local businessman, thinks she's losing her mind. Recovering from a nervous breakdown triggered by her father's death and the loss of her unborn child, her sanity is pushed to the brink when she starts suffering memory lapses. Knowing that the other major shareholder of her father's business is looking for any excuse to squeeze her out, Gabrielle can't trust anyone. When a man's body is found in dilapidated cottage, DCI Kelso Strang is drafted in from Edinburgh to take charge of the investigation. Still grieving the loss of his wife, battle-scarred Strang finds himself burdened with an over-eager detective constable and a lazy, obtuse detective sergeant. With inadequate resources at his fingertips, and his boss breathing down his neck to wrap up the case quickly and without embarrassment to the force, Strang must pick his way through the minefield of the local relationships and resentments of the sleepy village community. But will he be able to put this case to rest before more lives are destroyed?

Human Face

Human Face

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Beatrice Lacey is passionate about Human Face, the charity for Third World children she helped to found, and its co-founder Adam Carnegie. She has learned to turn a blind eye to some strange goings on, however; parties for donors who don't seem the philanthropic type and a merry-go-round of `housekeepers'. It's best not to think about that. But when the latest housekeeper, Eva, suddenly disappears, the police and DI Kelso Strang are called in. Keen to move on from recent personal horrors, Strang revels in the responsibility the investigation affords, as a former sniper, he has no problems with making solitary decisions. But when he and the team make some fatal errors, Strang has his work cut out to avoid the case ending in disaster and death.

Human Face

Human Face

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Beatrice Lacey is passionate about Human Face, the charity for Third World children she helped to found, and its co-founder Adam Carnegie. She has learned to turn a blind eye to some strange goings on, however; parties for donors who don't seem the philanthropic type and a merry-go-round of `housekeepers'. It's best not to think about that. But when the latest housekeeper, Eva, suddenly disappears, the police and DI Kelso Strang are called in. Keen to move on from recent personal horrors, Strang revels in the responsibility the investigation affords, as a former sniper, he has no problems with making solitary decisions. But when he and the team make some fatal errors, Strang has his work cut out to avoid the case ending in disaster and death.

The Third Sin

The Third Sin

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Pleasure is the highest good: the group who called themselves the Cyrenaics embraced the hedonistic principle until the death of one of their members from an overdose. Sobered, the group went their separate ways. One headed for Canada, another disappeared and a third was believed to have committed suicide - at least until his body turns up two years later in the wreck of a car swept up on the Solway mud flats.The murky relationships among the Cyrenaics, revived when they start returning for a party celebrating Scotland's Year of Homecoming, bring more suffering and death. DI Marjory Fleming, called in to help the neighbouring division with the struggling murder enquiry, faces obstruction and hostility that begins to hinder her investigation of another murder on her own patch.With tensions both in her team and at home, Fleming starts to feel the odds are stacked against her. Can she piece the puzzle together before someone else dies? And in the greedy pursuit of pleasure, just how far might a Cyrenaic go?

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2014

Marnie Bruce has hyperthymesia; she can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except from one fateful night when she was eleven; she woke up in an isolated cottage with a head injury and her mother gone. Twenty years later Marnie heads back to Scotland seeking answers to what happened, but in the small town of Galloway, her mother's disappearance still burns in the air and Marnie's return looks set to tear open old wounds for many of the locals. For DI Marjory Fleming the disappearance of Karen Bruce is a case she would prefer not to re-open but the ripple effect of Marnie's return makes it clear this is one mystery that must be solved. As Fleming unravels the secrets of the past, she realises Marnie's life is inextricably, terribly linked to a monstrous crime decades ago. Can Fleming fit the puzzle together before it's too late? And will the truth be one Marnie wants to remember?

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Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Author: Aline Templeton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2014

This moody and arresting thriller is perfect for fans of Tana French.The young victim was 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.Detective 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 struggled to keep secret some of the shameful details surrounding the young girl's death.Can she handle the truth she will unearth, not just about her father but about herself?

Lamb to the Slaughter

Lamb to the Slaughter

Author: Aline Templeton Format: eBook Release Date: 18/03/2014

A sunny evening, a tranquil gardenand an old man brutally gunned down on his doorstep.In a pretty and tranquil town, 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, terrorizing a woman to the breaking point, are impossible to control.When a second victim is killed in what seems like a random shooting, the fear in the town becomes palpable. Detective Fleming will not accept that the crimes are motiveless, but she struggles to make sense of the two murders when nothing makes sense anymore and no one will believe anything. Not even the truth.

Lying Dead

Lying Dead

Author: Aline Templeton Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2014

This moody and arresting thriller is perfect for fans of Tana French.On a beautiful, eerily quiet May morning, a girl is found brutally bludgeoned to death. When Detective Marjory Fleming arrives, the silence of the scene is broken only by the ringing of the girl's cell phone. The nearby community is small and close-knit, but the veneer of contented prosperity conceals nasty secrets and deep betrayals. When another corpse is discovered, Fleming quickly realizes she must watch her own back while she searches for the link between the murders. As she uncovers layer upon layer of intrigue and deceit, it becomes apparent that, while the dead can't tell lies, the living most certainly can.

Darkness and the Deep

Darkness and the Deep

Author: Aline Templeton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2014

A chilling and suspenseful tale, perfect for fans of Susan Hill and Elizabeth George.A lifeboat crashes on the shore of a small fishing village, leaving all three of its passengers dead. A tragic accidentperhapsbut Detective Marjory Fleming is not so sure The steep decline of the fishing industry has brought a new and bustling drug trade to town. Were the victims in over their heads? Or was this the work of a person so determined to kill one of the crew that he took two innocent lives?The depressed, impoverished community is clamoring for justice, and Fleming is determined to unravel the mystery before the body count rises.

Cold in the Earth

Cold in the Earth

Author: Aline Templeton Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

A quiet farming town where all they reap is death A corpse, a missing girl, and a mysterious familys dangerous obsession with bull running provide a sinister backdrop to Detective Inspector Marjory Flemings first murder investigation. To find the killer, DI Fleming must unearth an evil presence that has long been in hiding, all the while praying that her very first case will not be her last This terrifying and atmospheric mystery will thrill lovers of Tana French and Carol OConnell.

Evil for Evil

Evil for Evil

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2013

In a sea-cave on Lovatt Island, just off the west coast of Scotland, a skeleton is found shackled to the rocks. Although the apparent victim of a crime of unparalleled brutality, the skeleton seems to belong firmly in the past. Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming, called in to investigate, anticipates a straightforward case unhampered by the pressures of time. But when a modern watch is discovered on the skeleton's wrist, Fleming realises the crime may be far closer to home than she initially assumed. Meanwhile, in the nearby village of Innellan, mysterious events begin to occur. Matt Lovatt, eponymous owner of the island, is at the centre of a series of escalating crimes - could someone be targeting him? The villagers, members of a small and introverted community, are little help - many seem damaged by their own enigmatic pasts, and all are reluctant to speak out. Fleming, sensing a pattern she cannot clearly make out, becomes increasingly desperate to prevent more violence. Are the skeleton and the current spate of crimes connected? If so, what evil act could have motivated such a deadly, merciless design?

Cradle to Grave DI Marjory Fleming Book 6

Cradle to Grave DI Marjory Fleming Book 6

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2011

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 Cradle to Grave. 'The crime czar of the Scottish small town!' Val McDermid Accused 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? DI Marjory Fleming, battling with troubles of her own, must find out. Reader reviews: 'Another beautifully constructed crime story in the delightful and addictive DI Marjory Fleming series' 'One of the most gripping books I have read in a long time' 'Templeton is an excellent writer who deserves a much wider audience'

Dead in the Water DI Marjory Fleming Book 5

Dead in the Water DI Marjory Fleming Book 5

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

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 Dead in the Water. 'The crime czar of the Scottish small town!' Val McDermid '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? Reader reviews: 'I am already looking forward to reading the books again' 'As always a captivating tale. well written and engaging' 'Very highly recommended and I shall definitely buy more of her books'

Lamb to the Slaughter DI Marjory Fleming Book 4

Lamb to the Slaughter DI Marjory Fleming Book 4

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

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 '

Lying Dead DI Marjory Fleming Book 3

Lying Dead DI Marjory Fleming Book 3

Author: Aline Templeton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2008

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 Lying Dead. 'The crime czar of the Scottish small town!' Val McDermid On 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 . . . Reader reviews: 'A must read for all detective story fans' 'Highly recommended, Aline deserves greater recognition as a crime writer' 'This book has everything. Well drawn characters, humour, pathos a wonderful plot and I never guessed whodunnit!'

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