The Dower House Mystery

The Dower House Mystery

Alanna Knight

Mystery & Thrillers

York, 1907. Newly retired Inspector Faro is delighted at the prospect of staying in the Dower House, situated on a Roman villa once home to Emperor Severus. But he arrives to find his wife Imogen distraught and desperately searching for her missing Irish cousin, who seems to have vanished without a trace...
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Murder Lies Waiting

Murder Lies Waiting

Alanna Knight

Mystery & Thrillers

1906. For Rose McQuinn, the invitation to holiday at a luxury hotel on the isle of Bute is an unexpected delight until she discovers the real reason is to investigate a twenty-year-old non-proven murder case. With close links to a local family of ancient origin whose castle holds many dark secrets, Rose's involvement in this challenge unleashes a web of intrigue and sinister happenings, something she realises too late when someone decides she is close enough to the truth not to leave the island alive.
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The Seal King Murders

The Seal King Murders

Alanna Knight

Mystery & Thrillers

Constable Faro is heading home to Orkney, pursuing a private investigation into the mysterious drowning of an ex-colleague’s relative, champion swimmer Dave Claydon. Was this an accident or does Claydon’s death have a sinister connection with missing artefacts recovered from the Armada galleon sunk off Spanish CoveAt Scarthbreck Faro’s mother is determined to find him a wife, and this Lammastide the legend of the seal king’s annual claim of a human bride becomes reality. Faro’s holiday and his original secret mission turn into a nightmare. With himself as the crime suspect in a girl’s disappearance, he is in deadly danger, his life threatened by circumstances beyond his control.Review'If Robert Louis Stevenson had written whodunits Faro is just the detective he'd have invented' --Sunday Post About the AuthorALANNA KNIGHT was born and educated in Tyneside, and now lives in Edinburgh. Since the publication of her first book in 1969, Alanna Knight has written more than forty novels (including eleven in the successful Inspector Faro series), four works of non-fiction, numerous short stories and two plays. She is a founding member of the Scottish Association of Writers and Convener of the Scottish Chapter of the Crime Writers' Association and gives talks through the Writers' Register of the Scottish Book Trust.
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The Coffin Lane Murders

The Coffin Lane Murders

Alanna Knight

Mystery & Thrillers

Another Case for Inspector Jeremy Faro, Edinburgh's Victorian Detective The frantic arrival of PC Dean at Inspector Faro's door one winter morning brings news of the first killing in Coffin Lane. Accompanied by his step-son Vince and Vince's partner at the surgery, Dr Conan Pursley, Faro rushes to a horrific scene. For a trail of blood through the snow leads to the body of a young woman, a knife wound in her chest. Molly Blaith had been on her way to post a letter for her employer Miss Errington. Or had she? For such a journey should not have taken her down Coffin Lane. Did she have an assignation? Was she the victim of a crime of passion? Or was her death just the beginning of a reign of terror that will hold Edinburgh in its grip? For only two days later Faro is woken by another hammering at his door. PC Dean has come to report the second murder in Coffin Lane. Alanna Knight is a novelist, playwright and biographer whose writings were; first published in 1969. She is the author of more than 30 novels, as well as non-fiction works on Robert Louis Stevenson. Alanna Knight is a member of the Crime Writer's Association and of the Society of Authors in Scotland.
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Quest for a Killer

Quest for a Killer

Alanna Knight

Mystery & Thrillers

When the circus arrives in Edinburgh, Rose McQuinn is delighted. However, the much anticipated festivities are overshadowed by a curious set of crimes, involving the murder of a clerk during a bank robbery and, within hours of each other, the identical suicides of two young women. Are these deaths as straightforward as the police claim or could they all be linked to one killer?The evidence leads her from suspect to suspect but Rose still cannot prove conclusively who the real culprit is. She confides in her new-found friend – young, rich and beautiful Elma Rice – but when there is a murderous attack on Elma’s husband, Rose must discover what vital clue she has overlooked before she becomes the killer’s next victim.
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The Darkness Within

The Darkness Within

Alanna Knight

Mystery & Thrillers

It is 1906 and the Faro family gather in Orkney after the untimely death of Faro's son-in-law Erland Yesnaby. As they rally round the grieving widow Emily, their attention is caught by strange activity aboard the royal yacht anchored nearby instead of the main harbour. When a passenger's body is washed ashore, neither Faro nor his daughter Rose McQuinn can resist the mystery unravelling on the island coastline.As they delve deeper into the case, Lammastide breathes sinister life into the ancient selkie legend with unexplained accidents and brutal attacks on two young men. When shocking truths are uncovered about loyal and trusted servants, Faro and Rose quickly realise the lives of more than one member of their family might be in danger – and time is running out for them.
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Murders Most Foul

Murders Most Foul

Alanna Knight

Mystery & Thrillers

1861. When the body of an unknown woman is found in an Edinburgh close, Detective Constable Faro assumes the killing is a random act of violence – until he finds a playing card, the nine of diamonds, underneath her corpse. His superiors scoff at his suspicions of a serial killer, but days later a man is attacked in the street, and left badly bruised and battered with the nine of diamonds in his pocket. Faro believes there's a connection.He must contend with other problems, though, if he is to solve the case. Detective Sergeant Gosse does his best to frame suspect after suspect, but remains constantly irritated by his detective constable. And although Faro's sweetheart Lizzie loves him deeply, he is not sure if he feels the same way. And what of Inga St Ola, Faro's first and only true love from his native Orkney?Amongst all this, a servant at Lizzie's place of work goes missing. Could her disappearance be linked to the playing-card killer? Beset by hostile superiors...
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Akin to Murder

Akin to Murder

Alanna Knight

Mystery & Thrillers

The year is 1864 and Detective Inspector Faro's idyllic life has been shattered by the escape of convicted murderer John McLaw. With countless dead end sightings of the killer and further criminal activity Faro realises that this case is far more complicated than he had first assumed. When the disappearance of a maid comes to light, Faro begins to think there could be a link between her disappearance and the murder of Annie McLaw. His determination to unearth the truth becomes personal and in a race against time to solve the anonymities of the case, he takes matters into his own hands.
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Deadly Legacy

Deadly Legacy

Alanna Knight

Mystery & Thrillers

Edinburgh, 1901. Rose McQuinn has agreed to help her neighbour, Mrs Lawers, by delivering what she claims to be a family legacy to her only living relative. Conveniently, the trip allows Rose to meet with Detective Inspector Jack Macmerry's daughter to try and re-establish contact with her on his behalf.Soon, Rose's philanthropic journey takes a turn towards the dangerous when she is attacked on a train and, on returning to Edinburgh, discovers Mrs Lawers and her maid are dead. Befriending a young first-time mother and investigating the history of Mrs Lawers' family, Rose finds links not only between the two, but also to Royal history, London's theatre community, and her own home in Solomon's Tower. But when Jack is shot on duty, her attention shifts to him and his desire to get to know his daughter.Balancing the murder investigation alongside her obligations to family and friends, Rose discovers ties that reveal the past has not completely left the present.
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