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Other Crime Novels
"crime writer extraordinaire"
The Scotsman

* Miss Havisham's Revenge (2007) - short story in 'Mammoth Book of Dickensian Whodunnits'
* TAM EILDOR # 3 The Stuart Sapphire (2005) Allison and Busby
* TAM EILDOR # 2 The Gowrie Conspiracy (2003) Allison and Busby
* TAM EILDOR # 1 The Dagger in the Crown (2001) Macmillan

* In the Shadow of the Minster (2002) Dale
* Dead Beckoning (1999) Contemporary Books, US, Thumbprint Series featuring Annie Kelty
* The Royal Park Murder (1998) Contemporary Books, US, Thumbprint Series featuring Annie Kelty
* The Monster in the Loch (1998) Contemporary Books, US, Thumbprint Series featuring Annie Kelty
* Angel Eyes (1997) Severn House, London
* This Outward Angel, (1993 ) Severn House, London
* The Sweet Cheat Gone, (1992 ) Severn House, London




Dickensian Whodunnits
new short story...
"MISS HAVISHAM'S REVENGE"
(adapted from Alanna's novel "Estella")
 in
MAMMOTH BOOK OF DICKENSIAN WHODUNITS
Constable and Robinson

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OUT NOW...
THE THIRD TAM EILDOR TIME-QUEST...
The Stuart Sapphire

Irish Times
‘Taut with tension and an air of authority that stems from Knight’s expertise in Scottish History’

SapphireIn August 1811, George, Prince of Wales and the Prince Regent is horrified to find his mistress Sarah, Marchioness of Creeve dead in his bed, strangled by the string of pearls around her neck. The Prince realizes what a scandal could come out of a dead married woman (not to mention his younger brother’s mistress) so he has Tam Eildor, masquerading as a Scottish lawyer, investigate the murder.

Tam’s investigation is interrupted by an attempt on his life -and the Prince’s discovery that the Stuart Sapphire has gone missing.

Tam’s search for the killer and the thief puts his life in danger. Amidst a cast of royally quirky, entertaining, and psychologically complex characters, Tam needs to figure out his purpose in the Prince Regent’s service, find the killer thief, and get home before time does away with Tam’s memory of home, or someone does away with Tam.
ISBN: 0749082569

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THE SECOND TAM EILDOR TIME-QUEST...
The Gowrie Conspiracy

Tam Eildor's second time-quest, set in the reign of James VI of Scotland and 1st of England (this is the 400th anniversary of the Union of the Crowns). The action takes place in Falkland Palace where Tam rescues King James from a runaway horse and spends some considerable time thereafter avoiding the attentions of his grateful but amorous monarch and jealous courtiers while trying to solve the inexplicable murder of Queen Anne's midwife. Dangerous forces are at work, culminating in the tragedy of Gowrie House in Perth where Tam soon discovers that being a timelord does not guarantee immortality. THE GOWRIE CONSPIRACY published by Allison & Busby September 2003.

(ISBN 0749006277, Hardback £17.99)
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The Dagger in the Crown

A haunting historical murder mystery, set in the court of Mary Queen of Scots.

It is 1566 and Mary Queen of Scots is in residence at Craigmillar Castle. But as rumours of treasonous plots abound, no one there can feel safe. Least of all Lord James Bothwell, who survives a murderous attack thanks to a lad by the name of Will Fellows.

But what is surprising is that Will snatched the diamond-encrusted dagger not from the hands of an ambitious lord, jealous of Bothwell's close relationship with Mary, but from a woman, who then disappears into the night.

Of the many ladies he knows, who would want him dead? His new bride Jean Gordon, only too aware of his infidelities? Anna Throndsen, the abandoned mother of his son William? Or perhaps one of the many lovers of Mary's dissolute husband Henry Darnley?

When Bothwell's mistress Janet Beaton hears of the attack, she puts her steward Tam Eildor on the assassin's trail. And he must act fast because the attempts on Bothwell's life are about to escalate...

But the enigmatic Tam is a mystery in himself, having arrived at Janet's castle months before with no memory of his name or previous life. All he does have are vague glimpses of the future - a future that looks dark for both Bothwell and his queen...

ISBN: 033390415X ... Price £16.99 (Macmillan) Hardback
'Taut with tension and an air of authority that stems from Knight's expertise in Scottish history'
The Irish Times
'I was hooked - a tale based on the life of Mary Queen of Scots but had all the mystery and intrigue of any Kathy Rechs or PD James story"
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
'An enticing prospect, a well-researched atmospheric novel which recreates a key period in British history to perfection and tells a sinister and inexorable tale... Tam Eildor is a fascinating creation'
Sherlock Holmes Magazine
"an atmospheric novel which recreates a key period in British history to perfection and tells a sinister and inexorable tale"
Sarah Neville
"You can almost smell the miasma of old stone castles and feel the fear that one wrong step will end in the Tollbooth.
This is history that comes to full-blooded life ... the whole thing stays in the mind long afterwards ... a compelling read."
Rachel A Hyde, MyShelf.com
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In The Shadow of The Minster
 
ISBN: 1842621149 ... Price £10.99 (Dale)
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Also available as a talking book with Alanna Knight (Narrator)
Story Sound Audio Cassette
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Dead Beckoning

When Annie Kelty travels to the tiny seaside village of Stormer in search of her past and the mother who deserted her, she finds herself attracted to a drifter, enmeshed in local folklore, trapped in a cave, and almost killed before she finds what she was looking for.

Contemporary Books, US, Thumbprint Series featuring Annie Kelty
ISBN: 0809206897 ... Price £3.95
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The Royal Park Murder
Contemporary Books, US, Thumbprint Series featuring Annie Kelty
ISBN: 0809206870 ... Price £3.95
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The Monster in the Loch
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Angel Eyes

Wintering for many years in Sedona, Arizona, caused Alanna Knight to write Angel Eyes, a contemporary Gothic where Celtic magic connects with Anasazi legend. Chay Bowman, Navajo private investigator, rescues Scots visitors Kate Fenwick and her schoolboy son Luke from a kidnapping attempt by the Magic Men, a mysterious group of Atalos Indians. Chay is hunting the savage killer, animal or human, of two young boys from his own tribe. Increasingly attracted to Kate, he finds himself drawn into their lives

ISBN 0727852612 ... Price £16.99 Severn House, London
"A breathless thriller.. a rattling good yarn"
James Jauncey
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This Outward Angel
Severn House, London
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Sweet Cheat Gone
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