Last Act of All
By (author) Aline Templeton
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Last Act of All by Aline Templeton
Book DescriptionA television soap star and his wife move to the remote village of Radnesfield. His philandering leads to divorce and when Neville is brutally murdered, his wife confesses and is sent to prison. When she is released, Detective Howarth reopens the case unofficially, and that is when the storm begins.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340682692
(179mm x 111mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 21-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aline Templeton
Third Sin, Paperback (October 2015)
Pleasure is the highest good: the Cyrenaics embraced the hedonistic principle until the death of one of their members from an overdose. The group went their separate ways. One headed for Canada, another disappeared and a third was believed to have committed suicide - at least until his body turns up two years later...
Bad Blood, Paperback (August 2014)
Marnie Bruce has hyperthymesia; she can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except from one fateful night when she was eleven; she woke up in an isolated cottage with a head injury and her mother gone. Twenty years later Marnie is seeking answers, but her return looks set to tear open old wounds for many of the locals.
Cradle to Grave, Paperback / softback (July 2014)
Originally published in 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton.
Evil for Evil, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Aline Templeton
In a sea-cave on Lovatt Island, just off the west coast of Scotland, a skeleton is found shackled to the rocks. Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming, called in to investigate, anticipates a straightforward case belonging firmly in the past. But when a modern watch is discovered on the skeleton's wrist, it seems the crime may be far closer to home.
US Kirkus Review » A shattered actress beauty is claimed by her second husband after serving time for the murder of her divorced first, a schizoid TV star. In flashback, Helena Fielding describes the decay of her marriage to Neville Fielding, who had taken to imitating the brutal "Harry Bradman" of his series scripts. Neville manipulated and alienated the natives of ugly, isolated Radnesfield, where he'd bought a manse, and drove Helena into the recuperative embrace of gentle Edward Radley, a son of the gentry from whom Neville had bought the mansion. When Neville announced he was selling Radnesfieid to developers, he was murdered. Innocent Helena pled guilty to protect her teenaged daughter; upon her release, however, she became vulnerable to the true killer. At this point, Sgt. Frances Howarth reopens the case, takes over the narrative and - following some sex-role banter with her male boss and a second murder - traces the real culprit at the heart of Radnesfield. British author Templeton's first US appearance tries both psychological reminiscence and - changing horses - feminist-trendy procedural but to confused effect. The logic bends under pressure, and the murderer can be spotted practically on introduction. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Aline Templeton
Aline Templeton lives in Edinburgh with her husband, in a house with a balcony built by an astronomer to observe the stars over the beautiful city skyline. She has worked in education and broadcasting and has written numerous articles and stories for newspapers and magazines. Her books have been published in translation in several European countries as well as in the United States.
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