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Inspector Faro and the Edinburgh Mysteries: "Enter Second Murderer", "Blood Line", "Deadly Beloved" [Paperback]

Alanna Knight
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25 Nov 1994
Three full-length historical murder mysteries, featuring Inspector Faro and set in 19th century Edinburgh. Alanna Knight has written eight Inspector Faro whodunnits, most recently "The Missing Duchess", and four non-fiction works.

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Books (25 Nov 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330339435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330339438
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 970,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Alanna Knight 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 totalled seventy. In an impressive writing career spanning over forty years she began with historical novels and in 1988 launched into historical crime with:
1. Victorian Inspector Faro; 2. his daughter Rose McQuinn, are available as e-books.
There is also Tam Eildor, a time-travelling detective and, an authority on Robert Louis Stevenson, 'A Violent Passion' based on his marriage to Fanny Osbourne is available in e-books.

Alanna lives in Edinburgh, in the dramatic surroundings of Scottish history. Founding member and Honorary President of the Scottish Association of Writers and Edinburgh Writers' Club and member of Crime writers' Association, she enjoys research for her books, loves travelling, walking, painting and talking to readers in libraries. Her books, also in large print and audio rate amongst 'most borrowed'.

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

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I really expected 27 April 2013
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I found the stories contained in this book a bit too old hat and too girly and flowery. In the first story, Enter second murder, everything was so obvious and the ending too abrupt (maybe even the author got fed up with the plot). Characters are not developed enough to like or dislike them. Their way of dealing with problems (the 'detection') is immature and what unnerved me most of all was the constant addressing Faro as 'Stepfather' by his assistant (who is his stepson). It just seemed a bit too much. Not my kind of reading: they reminded me of Catherine Cookson's novels in detective disguise. If you're a lover of a more gorey/brooding/action kind historical detective fiction, this is not your cup of tea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Introducing Inspector Faro 15 Aug 2010
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I first read "The Inspector's Daughter" with Rose McQuinn as the detective. Mentions of her famous father, Inspector Fare, intrigued me so I started researching his book. This is an excellent introduction to Inspector Faro and his stepson, Vince. For those who only want one story at a time, this may seem like a long haul but it is worth it. As a glimpse of Victorian life in Scotland it is superb. There are also sly bit of humour there too especially when dealing with Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. She is not by any means sugar coated.
The mystery in each story is well written and although by the third book you may guess the villian, the ending is still a surprise. For historical mystery lovers, this is a find.
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