Cold in the EarthBook - 2005
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.
'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'