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Alanna Knight
One of The Times' 100 Masters of Crime


ALANNA KNIGHT is one of the most popular authors in UK libraries. she is a leading crime writer who has three historical crime series, the Victorian detective Inspector Jeremy Faro, lady investigator Rose McQuinn, and time-traveller Tam Eildor.

Her 60 published works also include romantic thrillers and historical novels. Alanna is an authority on Robert Louis Stevenson and her  non-fiction includes true crime, 'how to write' guides and biographies.

Alanna is Hon President of Edinburgh Writers' Club, Hon President and founder member of Scottish Association of Writers, member of Society of Authors and Crime Writers' Association. 
She appears regularly at Edinburgh International Book Festival and many other literary events.

She is available for library visits with Live Literature Scotland,  master classes, workshops,  adjudications with writing groups and talks to interested organisations..
To book an event with Alanna, please contact her on 0131 667 5230)
or e-mail alanna.knight@virgin.net.

Happy 40th Anniversary, Alanna!

Alanna celebrates 40 years since the publication of her first book!
read all about it here

*read an interview with Alanna in Suite101 Magazine*

Alanna is one of three Scottish women crime writers, collectively known as
The Femmes Fatales
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Arrange for them to visit and talk at your bookshop, library, or other book event.

"Femmes Fatales are ... intriguing ... quirky ... highly enjoyable."
Edinburgh Evening News.

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 1. Legend of the Loch (1968)
 2. The October Witch   (1971)
 3.  Castle  Clodha     (1972)
 4.  Lament for Lost Lovers (1972)
 5. The White Rose       (1973)   
 6.  A Stranger Came By (1974)

 7. The Queen's Captain
:8. The Shadow Queen
 9.  Hostage Most Royal
10. Perilous Voyage
11. Castle of Foxes (US only)
12. The Wicked Wynsleys (US only)
13. Angel  Eyes
14. The Passionate Kindness (RLS and Fanny Osborne)
15. .A Drink for the Bridge (Tay Bridge Disaster 1879)
16. The Black Duchess (Spanish Armada and Orkney)
17. Colla's Children (I. of Lewis 1850s to 1919)
18. The Clan (Macdonalds and Glencoe)
19. Estella (Missing years of 'Great Expectations)

CRIME (Historical)
Inspector Faro Series

20.. Enter Second Murderer
21.. Blood Line
22.. Deadly Beloved
23.. Killing Cousins
24. A Quiet Death
25. To Kill a Queen
26. The Evil that Men Do
27. Murder by Appointment
28 The Coffin Lane Murders
29  Inspector Faro and the Edinburgh Mysteries
30. Inspector Faro's Casebook: the Second Omnibus
31. The Final Enemy
32. Unholy Trinity
33  Faro and the Royals
34. Murder in Paradise
35. The Seal King Murders   
Rose McQuinn Series
36. The Inspector's Daughter
37  Dangerous Pursuits
38. An Orkney Murder
39. Ghost Walk
40. Destroying Angel
41. Quest for a Killer
42. Deadly Legacy

Tam Eildor series
43. The Dagger in the Crown
44. The Gowrie Conspiracy
45. The Stuart Sapphire

CRIME (Contemporary)
46. The Sweet Cheat Gone
47. This Outward Angel
48. The Shadow of the Minster
CRIME (teenage/young adults: US only)
49. The Royal Park Murders
50. The Monster in the Loch
51.  Dead Beckoning
52. Close and Deadly (Edinburgh Murders 1900s)
53. Burke and Hare

54. The Robert Louis Stevenson Treasury
55. RLS in the South Seas
56. Bright Ring of Words (with E S Warfel)
57. The Private Life of RLS (play)

58. So You Want to Write
59. 101 Golden Rules for Successful Fiction

60. Girl on an Empty Swing
61.  The Haddington Hotel Murder (Murder mystery evening)    
62. The Vanishing Vagrant (with Inspector Faro).

63. Strathblair (Book based  on TV series)
64. Miss Havisham's Revenge

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