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Enter Second Murderer (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.1) [Kindle Edition]

Alanna Knight
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Book Description

'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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 407 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alanna Knight (20 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00572BAI2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,661 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alanna Knight MBE was born on Tyneside of Scots-Irish parentage. Her first award-winning novel 'Legend of the Loch' was published in 1969 and she has now written more than sixty novels (including sixteen in the acclaimed Inspector Faro series and seven featuring his daughter Rose McQuinn). In an impressive writing career spanning over forty years she began with historical novels and in 1988 launched into historical crime with Inspector Faro and his daughter Rose. All are available as e-books.

She also wrote a series of books about Tam Eildor, a time-travelling detective, and Alanna is a life-long fan and an authority on Robert Louis Stevenson. In 'A Violent Passion' she writes about his marriage to Fanny Osbourne. This is also available in e-books.

Alanna lives in Edinburgh, beneath Arthur's Seat, in the dramatic surroundings of Scottish history. A founding member and Honorary President of the Scottish Association of Writers and the Edinburgh Writers' Club and member of Crime writers' Association, she enjoys researching her books, loves travelling, walking, painting and talking to readers in libraries.

In 2014 she was awarded an MBE for services to literature.

Her books, also in large print and audio rate, are amongst the most borrowed.

Praise from Ian Rankin:' Alanna Knight could hardly be better with a crime novelist's insight into motive and aftermath.'

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3.7 out of 5 stars
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scottish Victorian Murder Mystery 5 Nov. 2011
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This book is well-written in a smooth style, and it has interesting characters, a plausible Victorian Scottish background, and a solid plot. Overall, I enjoyed reading it.

However, I guessed easily 'whodunnit' because the book's title makes it rather obvious to what group of people the murderer belongs. I found it frustrating that the detective inspector and his clever stepson didn't once suspect the obvious suspect.

I liked it enough to buy the next book in the series.
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By Katie C
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I got this on special offer and was glad not to have paid full price for it. I wanted to like this book so much, but it just didn't engage me enough.

The setting of Victorian Edinburgh was not really brought out, either in description or through the characters' turn of speech. Convincing period dialogue is hard to do well, and all too often these characters sounded like modern people superimposed on a shadowy historic background. While the story naturally focused on one story, there were lots of references to other work the detective, Faro, was doing without a picture of his work patterns and life-style really being fleshed out. And I guessed the ending fairly early on!

Think I'll stick to Anne Perry for Victorian mysteries - even at her worst, she gives a far better evocation of what the period might have felt like to live in and the constraints and expectations of people's everyday lives.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Read 30 Jan. 2013
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Enjoyed this book very much. Needed a bit more description done on the time it was set in. Good storyline that held your attention throughout. Lots of people to suspect. I felt sorry for Faro, but won't say anymore about that other than he's a likeable character that could do with further development.

This book is the first in the series and there is potential for a very good storyline/ series. Would recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable cosy read 4 Mar. 2013
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First time I have read a book by this author and I was not disapointed.Although I guessed who did the murder before the end,the story kept me interested to finish it.I intend to read the next book in the series as the story was easy to follow and I read it within a couple days. I would certainly recommend giving this author a try.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining read 2 Dec. 2012
By Pdh
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Inspector Faro is a rather irritating hero/detective but the story was good enough to keep me reading. Maybe that's a bit less than fair as I went on to buy the second book when I finished this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Auld reekie 17 April 2013
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Inspector faro and Vince his stepson team up in this alanna knight collection set in Edinburgh, various suspects but an end to fit alanna knight,s style plenty to keep you guessing excellent series
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 24 Jan. 2015
By Setter man VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoy reading 'period' detective stories so thought I would try the first of the Inspector Faro series. I'm afraid I found it disappointing and will not be reading the rest of the series. The story itself is almost lost behind the laboured use of (supposedly) period dialogue and digressions on background. I found myself skipping whole sections of this material in my efforts to follow the plot development. Others may find, obviously do find since there are a number of other books in the series, this style of writing satisfying, but it is not for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enter second murderer 14 Jan. 2013
By Fg
Format:Kindle Edition
Simple who done it based in Victorian Edinburgh.Good book for reading if travelling.I really enjoy the description of Edinburgh in these days.
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