Dead in the Water

The fifth novel in the DI Marjory Fleming series

A young girl’s body was found washed up on the dramatic rocks beneath the Mull of Galloway lighthouse, but afrter twenty years her death is still a mystery.  DI Marjory Fleming is called in to reopen the case her late father, a policeman, was unable to solve.

At the same time, local resentment at the influx of Polish workmen and the arrival of a TV company filming an episode of a detective series bring about the discovery of a web of strange connections and old secrets, and more killings. As Fleming digs deeper it becomes clear that her father had tried to conceal some of the shameful details around the young girls death.  And Fleming struggles to cope with what the truth reveals, not only about her father but about herself.

Hodder & Stoughton 2009    ISBN 978 0 340 976944
Large print:  Thorpe – ISBN 978-1-44480-432-4
CD and cassette:  Magna – available soon

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(With) a scalpel-sharp plot, made more supenseful by the complexity of the personal connections, Templeton’s latest installment takes the indomitable Fleming from strength to strength.

Daily Record


This is a cracking story



This is a very good book in a wonderful series and one I highly recommend

Good Reads


The book was paced well, the characters were believable and the ending inevitable, given what went before. I really enjoyed this book.

Euro Crime


All the characters are well-drawn and the tension is maintained throughout… With many surprises along the way, this is an excellent mystery and highly recommended.

Mystery Women