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Carrion Comfort

Aline Templeton

448 pages
Allison & Busby Ltd

In far northern Caithness a man has been drowned. But why was his body left in a ruined croft house as carrion for the merciless ravens? When DCI Kelso Strang arrives to investigate, he finds the village of Forsich still in the grip of a hatred going back years that seems to infect the families most closely linked to the victim. The strands of a web of conspiracy are tightening round Gabrielle Ross who, whether saint or sinner, is poised on the edge of madness or self-destruction.
But the player in the whole deadly game that Strang most wants to interview is her father, Patrick Curran. He can’t, though, because Curran is dead – dead, but casting a long, long shadow.

Author Bio
Aline Templeton grew up in the fishing village of Anstruther, in the East Neuk of Fife. She has worked in education and broadcasting, was a Justice of the Peace for ten years and the Crime Writers’ Association’s Bookseller’s Champion. 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.