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Dangerous Pursuits (Rose McQuinn Mystery)

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette: 7 pages
  • Publisher: Soundings Audio Books; Unabridged edition (1 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845599160
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845599164
  • Product Dimensions: 38.9 x 20.1 x 11.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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'Ms Knight's work is an ideal blend of history and mystery... marvellously rich entertainment, and should be read slowly, with relish.' - Mat Coward * '... a series of fascinating and original riddles, flowing dialogue and likeable central characters make for a novel as brisk and bracing as a wind off the Forth.' - Scotland on Sunday --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Alanna Knight is author of the successful Inspector Faro mysteries and many other crime and historical novels. This
is her third Rose McQuinn book. Born and educated in Tyneside, she lives in Edinburgh.

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Format: Hardcover
When Rose McQuinn finds the dead body of a woman on Arthur's Seat, she is relieved when she sees a constable in the vicinity and leads him to the body. He gives his name as PC Smith. He does not impress Rose, who being the daughter of the famous Chief Inspector Jeremy Faro of the Edinburgh City Police, Rose knows how a PC should conduct himself. However, not wanting to get a new recruit into trouble she does not mention this when she enquires into the matter with her friend and sometime lover Sergeant Jack Macmerry. But no dead body has been reported and Jack cannot recall a PC Smith.
Set in 1895, I liked Rose very much. She calls herself a lady investigator and although she enjoys a relationship with Jack Macmerry, in her heart she stays true to Danny McQuinn, her husband missing in Arizona. It in part explains her friendship with Auld Rory, old soldier and gentleman of the road., seeking his missing son presumed dead. Unable to accept Jack's proposal, Rose has thrown Nancy, a relative of their family's housekeeper Mrs Brook, in Jack's path. This ploy has worked rather too well as Nancy is in love with Jack, who in turn seems to be taking a great delight in her company, much to the confusion of Rose, who is now not quite sure what she feels about this.
Although, Jack provides a list of missing females, which Rose investigates, she is soon chasing a different avenue of enquiry. But there are surprises in store.
Written with sensitivity and a convincing knowledge of the era, I look forward to reading more of Rose McQuinn.
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Lizzie Hayes
This is the second in the Rose McQuinn series. The first book is entitled The Inspector's Daughter.
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This is set in Edinburgh in the late Victorian period. On the positive side, it is well researched: the position of Rose in society, feisty though she is, is well portrayed, as, in fact, are all the other characters and their personal problems and dilemmas. And the historical background is nicely sketched in. But, for me, this didn't quite gel. To say why would be to give the game away, and reveal the solution to the mystery: a 21st-century twist to a 19th-century narrative.
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This is a good story with a Scottish Victorian background. It is part of a family story following the detectives in each generation. It can be read on its own but offers more if you follow the series. "Inspector Faro" and "Rosie McQuinn"
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I like Alanna Knight's books as they're good light reading for when I'm too tired to concentrate on something academic that I would normally read for work.
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