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The Darkness and the Deep: DI Marjory Fleming Book 2 Hardcover – 8 June 2006

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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton; 1st edition (8 June 2006)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0340838566
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0340838563
  • Dimensions : 16.1 x 24 x 3.7 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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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 on COLD IN THE EARTH

'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 . . . - J Wallis Martin

'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

An unalloyed pleasure - an intelligent, character-driven crime novel. - Andrew Taylor on COLD IN THE EARTH

A compelling read. - Margaret Yorke on COLD IN THE EARTH

Aline Templeton has a wondrously deft, unpretentiously beautiful style, full of good things - Hampstead & Highgate Express on THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND

This astringent tale of psychological suspense set in a remote

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'A fascinating cast of possible villains is explored in this skilfully plotted and well-paced novel, each vividly described, entirely believable and never sliding into the usual parodies of country folk. But its real strength is DI Marjory Fleming, both tough and vulnerable as she struggles to track down the killer . . . Templeton moves easily between laughter and tragedy . . . This book is a delight' Guardian

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