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An Orkney Murder (for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 8 Jun 2011) - Kindle eBook
A Murderer in the family?
That is the terrifying prospect facing Rose Faro McQuinn, Victorian Lady Detective when archaeologists dig up the preserved corpse of the Maid of Norway, a 13th century princess to find that the body is of a local woman, a member of Rose's family, presumed drowned but brutally murdered and thrown into the peat bog.

Blood Line: An Inspector Faro Mystery by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 16 Jun 2011) - Kindle eBook
Who was the real King James the First?
Victorian Detective Inspector Faro investigates the death of an unidentified man on the rocks below Mary Queen of Scots apartments in Edinburgh Castle where renovations revealed the mummified remains of an infant dating back to the sixteenth century. He discovers at the bizarre fate that awaits the over curious - including his policeman father who seek to know more regarding a discovery that might have grave national repercussions

Enter Second Murderer by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 20 Jun 2011) - Kindle eBook
'The Gruesome Convent Murders'
Prime suspects are a fanatical nun, an aristocratic hermit and a public schoolboy in a chronicle of terror, betrayal, greed and violence. As this sensational case for which the murderer has been executed is reopened when a second victim is claimed, D.I Faro is drawn into the shady underworld beyond Victorian middle-class Edinburgh's theatres and salons.

Deadly Beloved (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.3) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 5 Jul 2011)Kindle eBook
The disappearance of the police surgeon's wife after a disastrous dinner party. Witnesses including Inspector Faro suggest from gruesome evidence that she has been murdered. And who better to commit the perfect murder and with better opportunity to dispose of the corpse of an unwanted wife than her husband via the dissecting table of his avidly awaiting medical students.

Killing Cousins (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.4) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 28 Jun 2011) - Kindle eBook
Victorian D I Faro's visit to a remote Orkney island erupts in horrors. Two bodies, the village simpleton possibly murdered and the week-old corpse of the laird's wife removed from her coffin are laid out side-by-side on the ancient Odin stone of sacrifice. A bizarre Romeo and Juliet beyond the bounds of decency. Who could have played this monstrous trick - and why? For this is just the threshold of terrors to come and danger for Faro and his family.

A Quiet Death (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.5) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 5 Jul 2011)Kindle eBook
A suicide from the unfinished Tay Bridge throws up a trail of sinister events in one of the most baffling and personal dilemmas of Inspector Faro's career involving the future of his doctor stepson Vince Laurie, the poet William McGonagall and a series of crimes which had tragic and far reaching repercussions several years later when the Tay Bridge fell in 1879.


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To Kill a Queen (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.6) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 30 Jun 2011) - Kindle eBook
Faro's long-awaited August holiday on Royal Deeside is interrupted as his reputation reaches Queen Victoria. Flattered, he is somewhat put out to discover from John Brown that he is commanded to track down whoever killed her two favourite spaniels. Soon however Faro has a killing of far greater magnitude to solve, a plot to commit the ultimate treason and assassinate the Queen at Balmoral Castle.

The Missing Duchess (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.7) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 10 Nov 2011)Kindle eBook
In the sinister Wizard’s House near Edinburgh Castle, Inspector Faro is shown the body of a young woman. Her identity is a mystery until visiting friends in East Lothian, Faro learns that the guest of honour is to be Queen Victoria’s favourite goddaughter, Amelie, Grand Duchess of Luxoria. She fails to arrive. Her distraught personal maid brings a chilling tale of a carriage accident, hoping that the Duchess has survived and unaccompanied but safe is on her way to Balmoral Castle. Faro is not so confident as he realises with sinking heart that he might now have an identity for the murdered woman and is about to embark on the most scandalous investigation of his career.


The Coffin Lane Murders. Inspector Faro Mystery No.8 by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 4 Apr 2012)Kindle eBook
A trail of blood  leads Inspector Faro through the snow to the body of a maid sent out to post a letter.   Had she a secret lover, was she the victim of a crime of passion? Or does another murder two days later indicate a serial killer at large and a reign of terror to be unleashed in Victorian Edinburgh’s wealthy suburbs?

Murder in Paradise (Inspector Faro Mysteries) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 12 Jan 2012)Kindle eBook
Every memory holds forbidden places, places of shame or terror not willingly revisited, sometimes merely a cruel word said in haste and never forgotten, a mean or thoughtless action, but sometimes that memory is a monster, foul murder left untried.
 
The year is 1860 and Inspector Faro has been transported back to one of the darkest moments of his career – the chase of the notorious Macheath across the Scottish border to the Kent countryside. Whilst there, Faro meets an old school friend, Erland Flett, who is working alongside the artist William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites whose unconventional lifestyle is a startling revelation.
 
Erland is about to marry a beautiful but mysterious young lady, Lena Hamilton. Faro recognises her as the famous Madeleine Smith, accused of murdering her lover, but never convicted. Now Faro realises that he must apprehend Macheath and save his friend from certain death at the hands of the ruthless Miss Smith…and time is running out.


The Seal King Murders (Inspector Faro 16) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 26 Mar 2012)Kindle eBook

1861. 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 Cove

At 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.


Deadly Legacy by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 26 Mar 2012)Kindle eBook

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.


A Violent Passion. The Love Story of Robert Louis Stevenson & Fanny Osbourneor by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 31 Oct 2011)Kindle eBook
Originally published as The Passionate Kindness in 1974. ‘The essence of love is best defined as passionate kindness, run mad and become importunate and violent,’ so wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. Fanny Osbourne was already nearly forty, married and mother of two children when they met and in defiance of  Victorian morality became lovers. They lived together in Paris for two years before Fanny returned to her husband to obtain a divorce and marry Louis, who had followed her to California.  So began a  stormy, tortuous relationship as they travelled the world from Scotland to Samoa in search of a place where Fanny could keep the frail but now famous RLS alive for a few more years. . .


The Inspector's Daughter (A Rose McQuinn Mystery) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 25 Jul 2011)Kindle eBook
Rose McQuinn returns to Edinburgh from the American wild west of 1895. Her baby has died while her husband Danny, working with Pinkerton’s Detective Agency in Arizona goes missing. She has little time to grieve before she unwittingly takes on a new career by agreeing to investigate the strange behaviour of the husband of her childhood friend Alice.. But what appears to be an adulterous affair suggests something much more sinister, the brutal and still unsolved murder of a servant girl. Whatever heartbreak lies in store, Rose must discover the truth. From her home in Solomon’s Tower on Arthur’s Seat, aided by a wild deerhound who befriends her, her fist investigation puts her own life in deadly danger.


Dangerous Pursuits (A Rose McQuinn Mystery) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 26 Jul 2011)Kindle eBook
Rose McQuinn, out walking near her home on Arthur’s Seat comes across the body of a woman in the ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel but when she returns to the scene of the crime, neither body nor the local constable whom she alerted have both disappeared. No one believes her story, not even her lover Detective Sergeant Jack Macmerry of the Edinburgh City Police. But Rose is convinced that a murder has been committed and her ensuing investigation into the mystery soon turns into a game of deadly pursuit.

Miss Havisham's Revenge, Estella's Missing Years by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 4 Apr 2012)Kindle eBook

For Charles Dickens fans, in this anniversary years.  Originally published by Macmillan as ESTELLA.
In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens left an unsolved mystery with few clues upon which this novel was based..
Estella is forced into a loveless marriage by  the eerie Miss Havisham who had fostered her to ‘break men’s hearts’. She finds herself in a house of evil corruption  and of deadly dangerr. Accused to murder, she flees from pursuit to seek safety and unravel  the truth of her life built on a web of lies and terrifyting secrets.

An Orkney Murder (for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie) by Alanna Knight (Jun 8, 2011) -
A Murderer in the family?
That is the terrifying prospect facing Rose Faro McQuinn, Victorian Lady Detective when archaeologists dig up the preserved corpse of the Maid of Norway, a 13th century princess to find that the body is of a local woman, a member of Rose's family, presumed drowned but brutally murdered and thrown into the peat bog.

Product Details
Blood Line: An Inspector Faro Mystery by Alanna Knight (Jun 16, 2011) -
Kindle eBook
Who was the real King James the First?
Victorian Detective Inspector Faro investigates the death of an unidentified man on the rocks below Mary Queen of Scots apartments in Edinburgh Castle where renovations revealed the mummified remains of an infant dating back to the sixteenth century. He discovers at the bizarre fate that awaits the over curious - including his policeman father who seek to know more regarding a discovery that might have grave national repercussions

Enter Second Murderer by Alanna Knight (Jun 20, 2011) -
Kindle eBook
'The Gruesome Convent Murders'
Prime suspects are a fanatical nun, an aristocratic hermit and a public schoolboy in a chronicle of terror, betrayal, greed and violence. As this sensational case for which the murderer has been executed is reopened when a second victim is claimed, D.I Faro is drawn into the shady underworld beyond Victorian middle-class Edinburgh's theatres and salons.

Deadly Beloved (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.3) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition - 5 Jul 2011)Kindle eBook
The disappearance of the police surgeon's wife after a disastrous dinner party. Witnesses including Inspector Faro suggest from gruesome evidence that she has been murdered. And who better to commit the perfect murder and with better opportunity to dispose of the corpse of an unwanted wife than her husband via the dissecting table of his avidly awaiting medical students.

Killing Cousins (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.4) by Alanna Knight (Jun 28, 2011) -
Kindle eBook
Victorian D I Faro's visit to a remote Orkney island erupts in horrors. Two bodies, the village simpleton possibly murdered and the week-old corpse of the laird's wife removed from her coffin are laid out side-by-side on the ancient Odin stone of sacrifice. A bizarre Romeo and Juliet beyond the bounds of decency. Who could have played this monstrous trick - and why? For this is just the threshold of terrors to come and danger for Faro and his family.

A Quiet Death (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.5) by Alanna Knight (Jul 5, 2011)Kindle eBook
A suicide from the unfinished Tay Bridge throws up a trail of sinister events in one of the most baffling and personal dilemmas of Inspector Faro's career involving the future of his doctor stepson Vince Laurie, the poet William McGonagall and a series of crimes which had tragic and far reaching repercussions several years later when the Tay Bridge fell in 1879.

To Kill a Queen (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.6) by Alanna Knight (Jun 30, 2011)Kindle eBook
Faro's long-awaited August holiday on Royal Deeside is interrupted as his reputation reaches Queen Victoria. Flattered, he is somewhat put out to discover from John Brown that he is commanded to track down whoever killed her two favourite spaniels. Soon however Faro has a killing of far greater magnitude to solve, a plot to commit the ultimate treason and assassinate the Queen at Balmoral Castle.

The Missing Duchess (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.7) by Alanna Knight (Nov 10, 2011)Kindle eBook
In the sinister Wizard’s House near Edinburgh Castle, Inspector Faro is shown the body of a young woman. Her identity is a mystery until visiting friends in East Lothian, Faro learns that the guest of honour is to be Queen Victoria’s favourite goddaughter, Amelie, Grand Duchess of Luxoria. She fails to arrive. Her distraught personal maid brings a chilling tale of a carriage accident, hoping that the Duchess has survived and unaccompanied but safe is on her way to Balmoral Castle. Faro is not so confident as he realises with sinking heart that he might now have an identity for the murdered woman and is about to embark on the most scandalous investigation of his career.

The Coffin Lane Murders (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.8) by Alanna Knight (Kindle Edition)Kindle eBook
A trail of blood  leads Inspector Faro through the snow to the body of a maid sent out to post a letter.   Had she a secret lover, was she the victim of a crime of passion? Or does another murder two days later indicate a serial killer at large and a reign of terror to be unleashed in Victorian Edinburgh’s wealthy suburbs?

Deadly Legacy by Alanna Knight (Mar 26, 2012)Kindle eBook

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.


The Seal King Murders (Inspector Faro 16) by Alanna Knight (Mar 26, 2012)Kindle eBook

1861. 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 Cove

At 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.


Murder in Paradise (Inspector Faro Mysteries) by Alanna Knight (Jan 12, 2012)Kindle eBook

Every memory holds forbidden places, places of shame or terror not willingly revisited, sometimes merely a cruel word said in haste and never forgotten, a mean or thoughtless action, but sometimes that memory is a monster, foul murder left untried.
 
The year is 1860 and Inspector Faro has been transported back to one of the darkest moments of his career – the chase of the notorious Macheath across the Scottish border to the Kent countryside. Whilst there, Faro meets an old school friend, Erland Flett, who is working alongside the artist William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites whose unconventional lifestyle is a startling revelation.


 
Erland is about to marry a beautiful but mysterious young lady, Lena Hamilton. Faro recognises her as the famous Madeleine Smith, accused of murdering her lover, but never convicted. Now Faro realises that he must apprehend Macheath and save his friend from certain death at the hands of the ruthless Miss Smith…and time is running out.

A Violent Passion. The Love Story of Robert Louis Stevenson & Fanny Osbourneor by Alanna Knight (Oct 31, 2011)Kindle eBook
Originally published as The Passionate Kindness in 1974. ‘The essence of love is best defined as passionate kindness, run mad and become importunate and violent,’ so wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. Fanny Osbourne was already nearly forty, married and mother of two children when they met and in defiance of  Victorian morality became lovers. They lived together in Paris for two years before Fanny returned to her husband to obtain a divorce and marry Louis, who had followed her to California.  So began a  stormy, tortuous relationship as they travelled the world from Scotland to Samoa in search of a place where Fanny could keep the frail but now famous RLS alive for a few more years. . .

The Inspector's Daughter (A Rose McQuinn Mystery) by Alanna Knight (Jul 25, 2011)Kindle eBook
Rose McQuinn returns to Edinburgh from the American wild west of 1895. Her baby has died while her husband Danny, working with Pinkerton’s Detective Agency in Arizona goes missing. She has little time to grieve before she unwittingly takes on a new career by agreeing to investigate the strange behaviour of the husband of her childhood friend Alice.. But what appears to be an adulterous affair suggests something much more sinister, the brutal and still unsolved murder of a servant girl. Whatever heartbreak lies in store, Rose must discover the truth. From her home in Solomon’s Tower on Arthur’s Seat, aided by a wild deerhound who befriends her, her fist investigation puts her own life in deadly danger.

Dangerous Pursuits (A Rose McQuinn Mystery) by Alanna Knight (Jul 26, 2011)Kindle eBook
Rose McQuinn, out walking near her home on Arthur’s Seat comes across the body of a woman in the ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel but when she returns to the scene of the crime, neither body nor the local constable whom she alerted have both disappeared. No one believes her story, not even her lover Detective Sergeant Jack Macmerry of the Edinburgh City Police. But Rose is convinced that a murder has been committed and her ensuing investigation into the mystery soon turns into a game of deadly pursuit.

Miss Havisham's Revenge, Estella's Missing Years by Alanna Knight (Apr 4, 2012)Kindle eBook

For Charles Dickens fans, in this anniversary years.  Originally published by Macmillan as ESTELLA.
In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens left an unsolved mystery with few clues upon which this novel was based..
Estella is forced into a loveless marriage by  the eerie Miss Havisham who had fostered her to ‘break men’s hearts’. She finds herself in a house of evil corruption  and of deadly dangerr. Accused to murder, she flees from pursuit to seek safety and unravel  the truth of her life built on a web of lies and terrifyting secrets.





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