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 The Darkness and the Deep.
'The crime czar of the Scottish small town!' Val McDermid
The wreck of the Knockhaven lifeboat with the loss of all three of its crew is a hard blow for the small Scottish town. But it's harder still when DS Tam MacNee discovers that it isn't simply a tragic accident.
Was it just the act of vandals, bored in a fishing port stricken with unemployment? Could it be linked to the drugs trade which has taken root in the locality? Or is there someone who, in their determination to kill one person, is callous enough to take two innocent lives? And if so, who is the intended victim?
As DI Marjory Fleming and her team investigate multiple murders, with a whole community hungry for justice, the pressure - professional and personal - is on.
'I almost feel DI Marjory Fleming is part of my family'
'This has everything I ask of a book; well written with an absorbing plot, believable characters that give a real sense of a community. And all set in beautiful Scotland'
'Another great book in the Marjory Fleming series, highly recommended, they just get better'
It is always a pleasure to read Aline Templeton, but THE DARKNESS AND THE DEEP must surely be her best book to date. Aline's characters are so beautifully drawn . . . - J Wallis Martin
This is a book for a long train journey or a wet weekend with no other demands, the better to immerse oneself in the strongly-delineated characters, complex plotting and rich allegory: a really satisfactory read. - Mystery Women
Loved it. She has become the crime czar of the Scottish small town! - Val McDermid
In fictional terms the combination of domesticity and detection is very appealing, especially when it comes with a detailed, vivid portrayal of a complete society . . . an interesting, atmospheric and - I predict - televisual series. - Literary Review
Loved it - Val McDermid
It is always a pleasure to read Aline Templeton, but THE DARKNESS AND THE DEEP must surely be her best book to date. Aline's characters are so beautifully drawn that turning the final page is almost like bidding old friends farewell. However, I am sure I will meet the residents of Knockhaven again, and hopefully, that will be in the not-too-distant future. - J Wallis Martin
An unalloyed pleasure - an intelligent, character-driven crime novel. - Andrew Taylor on COLD IN THE EARTH
A fascinating cast of possible villains is explored in this skilfully plotted and well-paced novel, each viv
Series: Di Marjory Fleming
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 8th February 2007
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 15.8
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1