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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY (12 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749007974
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749007973
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 11.4 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 995,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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good stories and great characters, what's not to like.I will certainly buy more of these products. Certainly recommend these to all my friends.
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Faro is inept in this story !! 18 Mar. 2011
By Dejah Thoris - Published on
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I have always enjoyed reading Alanna Knight's books, from her early work in the 1970's through to the Rose McQuinn mysteries, but this book really disappoints.

It is a recent book, but has Inspector Faro recall one of his early cases.
He is on assignment in England and is confronted by several mysteries.

One involves his fear that a friend will be murdered. However, he does absolutely nothing to prevent this from happening. Even when he has evidence in his hands, he lets it go without investigating.

The other mysteries, as he suspects, are all tied together, involving a criminal's convoluted, and often inexplicable, actions. Even though Faro figures it all out, again, he does not take proper action.

Instead of checking out the place he suspects the criminal is hiding, he allows himself to fall into several traps. Then, instead of informing fellow law enforcement officers what he knows, he just sits there, quietly, for days, until he, himself, is nearly killed.

Saving the day is someone who really has no part in the narrative. A very contrived ending.

I thought Inspector Faro is supposed to be a great detective. Why then is he portrayed as being so inept??!!
Stepping Further Back into the Past 29 May 2014
By Monnie Bess - Published on
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At a social event, Inspector Faro sees a painting of a beautiful woman he once knew - a woman he believes got away with murder. From that point, Alanna Knight expertly takes the reader back to the early police life of a 27-year-old Faro, who is stunned to find the unproven murderess has changed her name and is about to marry an infatuated school chum of his. But that resighting occurs during a supposed wild goose chase for an escaped prisoner. The inspector has a clear cut case of deception on his hands, no matter which way he turns.
Not up to Alanna Knight's standards 27 Oct. 2013
By muse948 - Published on
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I have read every Inspector Faro book and loved them all. This one really is disappointing. I'm not sure if it is terrible editing, lack of proper punctuation, or just the story itself, but I returned it because it was almost unreadable. I was so excited to read this latest in the series, but I couldn't even get past the 2nd chapter. I hope the next one is back to Alanna Knight's usual high standards !
Inspector Faro rating 15 Sept. 2013
By Susan Zarzycki - Published on
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I am a Detective/Murder/Mystery aficionado, and, I must say, the Inspector Faro stories are up there with Midsomer Murders and the other British works I so enjoy.
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Murder in Paradise 25 April 2013
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Alanna Knight is my newer favorite author, She is descriptive and inventive in her writing style. I llok for her newest book.
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