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  • Bibliography:
    50 Books - 3 Series
  • First Book:
    July 1973
  • Latest Book:
    May 2021
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Full Series List in Order

Annie Kelty

The Royal Park Murder (Jan-1999)
The Monster in the Loch (Jun-1999)
Dead Beckoning (Sep-1999)

An Inspector Faro Mystery

1 - Enter Second Murderer (1988)
2 - Blood Line (Dec-1989)
3 - Deadly Beloved (1989)
4 - Killing Cousins (1990)
5 - A Quiet Death (1991)
6 - To Kill A Queen (1992)
7 - The Evil That Men Do (1993)
8 - The Missing Duchess (1994)
9 - The Bull Slayers (Aug-1995)
10 - Murder By Appointment (1996)
11 - The Coffin Lane Murders (1998)
12 - Final Enemy (Aug-2002)
13 - Murder in Paradise (Feb-2009)
14 - The Seal King Murders (May-2011)
15 - Murders Most Foul (Feb-2013)
16 - Akin to Murder (Mar-2016)
17 - The Darkness Within (Mar-2017)
18 - The Dower House Mystery (Apr-2019)

A Rose MCQuinn Mystery

1 - The Inspector's Daughter (Aug-2000)
2 - Dangerous Pursuits (2002)
3 - An Orkney Murder (Feb-2003)
4 - Ghost Walk (Mar-2005)
5 - Destroying Angel (Mar-2010)
6 - Quest for a Killer (Mar-2010)
7 - Deadly Legacy (Jun-2012)
8 - The Balmoral Incident (Oct-2014)
9 - The Darkness Within (Mar-2017)
10 - Murder Lies Waiting (Jan-2018)

Book List in Order: 50 titles


  • Brigante House was an old English mansion built on a hill near Hadrian's Wall. The local legend - handed down for centuries - told of a tragic pair of Roman lovers buried beneath the hill along with a fabulous treasure. When Joy Brigante moved into ...



  • When Candida decided to visit her great uncle, who lived in a crumbling castle high in the mountains of Scotland, she was unprepared for the bizarre happenings that followed. But her first night in the mountains brought an eerie encounter with an eth...




  • Quite agreeable to the strange arrangement of her marriage--wife in name only to a man she does not love--the soon-widowed Tanya Durris moves to Devenick Castle to claim her inheritance and soon finds true love...





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    Detective Inspector Faro has reopened the case of the ''Gruesome Convent Murders'' for which one murderer has already been caught and executed, although he claimed to be innocent of the second murder. Faro''s stepson Vince is determined to help wi...



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    Inspector Faro's missing person search for Mabel Keller, whose unpleasant husband is Edinburgh's police surgeon, becomes a hunt for a missing body when Mrs. Keller's torn, bloodstained cloak turns up in a remote train station...



  • Prior to a visit to Scotland from Queen Victoria, an unidentified corpse washes up on the rocks below Edinburgh Castle, the first in a series of baffling events that result in some suspicions that may have international repercussions...



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    During a visit to the island where his mother still lives, Inspector Faro learns that a family friend has died of arsenic poisoning, and his investigation leads him to suspect both his teenage sweetheart and members of his family...






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    A suicide from the unfinished Tay Bridge throws up a trail of sinister events in one of the most baffling and personal dilemmas of Inspector Faro's career involving the future of his doctor stepson Vince Laurie, the poet William McGonagall and a seri...



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    Faro's long-awaited August holiday on Royal Deeside is interrupted as his reputation reaches Queen Victoria. Flattered, he is somewhat put out to discover from John Brown that he is commanded to track down whoever killed her two favourite spaniels....



  • Tragedy follows a young Scottish artist's marriage to the heiress of the Rowe family business--one of Scotland's largest--forcing him into a breathless battle with the powerful dynasty in which even his closest friends side against him...




  • The Haunted Drew MacAeden was dead, killed in a train crash, and Lucy MacAeden wished only to forget the strange and evil man who had made her life a waking nightmare. But when she learned that her late husband's Uncle Elliott was dying, it seemed...



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    The discovery of a beggar woman's body in the Wizard's House in the West Bow is a sombre end to what has been an unusually convivial evening for Inspector Faro of the Edinburgh police. Despite her ragged appearance, however, the dead woman's well-kep...





  • MysteryLarge Print EditionInspector Faro is traveling incognito on the Queens secret business to clear the name of Bertie, Prince of Wales, who is involved in a scandal that could jeopardize his future as king. In an alien land where murders are dism...



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    While walking home one night, Inspector Faro meets a terrified woman who claims some men are trying to k ill her. Before he can react, Faro is hit over the head, and the next thing he knows, the woman is dead. More murders oc cur, and Faro spots a li...



  • An orphaned, dumb, half-Indian girl with no identity, but bearing the Talisman of the Anasazi, the lost tribe of Atlos is rescued from a house fire in Sacramento which claims the life of her mother. Pursued by ""Them"", a bend of dedicated Indian med...







  • Joan Lowery Nixon, president of the Mystery Writers of America, has found 10 well-known writers to craft spellbinding stories for adults who want to read but have undeveloped reading skills. Here are stories with adult themes and interests that chall...



  • Finding her attempts to deliver a valuable goblet to a buyer at Castle Roy thwarted at every turn and having been accosted on the train, stranded by broken-down bus, and capsized while rowing across Loch Roy, Annie Kelty wonders if she will make it t...



  • When Annie Kelty travels to the tiny seaside village of Stormer in search of her past and the mother who deserted her, she finds herself attracted to a drifter, enmeshed in local folklore, trapped in a cave, and almost killed before she finds what sh...



  • In a desperate attempt to recover from the loss of her husband and her baby son, Rose McQuinn has returned home to Edinburgh from the American Wild West. It seems that everything has moved on in her absence, including her beloved stepbrother who has ...



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    Edinburgh,1890s. Rose McQuinn, daughter of the infamous Scottish detective Jeremy Faro, discovers a woman’s body whilst walking on Arthur’s Seat, high above the city. Her description of the gruesome discover is duly noted by a young constable at ...



  • Jeremy Faro's plans of traveling across Germany with his writer companion Imogen Crowe are shattered when the life of the heir apparent of Luxoria is threatened. The boy is at a boarding school in Scotland and Faro is delegated by Royal Command to re...



  • Leaving the grime of Victorian Edinburgh behind her, Rose McQuinn makes a long-anticipated journey to visit her sister Emily who still lives in their childhood home on Orkney. But on those far-flung isles Rose does not find the peace and relaxation s...



  • The Haunted Drew MacAeden was dead, killed in a train crash, and Lucy MacAeden wished only to forget the strange and evil man who had made her life a waking nightmare. But when she learned that her late husband's Uncle Elliott was dying, it seemed...



  • July 1660, Falkland Palace, Fife. After rescuing King James the Sixth from a runaway horse, Tam Elidor finds himself in favour. As the King’s new object of affection, Tam has become the target for jealous courtiers - and their attentions are seriou...






  • Rose McQuinn, daughter of one of Scotland’s most successful detectives, Chief Inspector Jeremy Faro, followed her heart and married the man of her childhood dreams, Danny McQuinn. However, Danny’s work in Arizona with Pinkerton’s Detective Agen...



  • In August 1811, George, Prince of Wales and the Prince Regent is horrified to find his mistress Sarah, Marchioness of Creeve dead in his bed, strangled by the string of pearls around her neck. The Prince realizes what a scandal could come out of a de...



  • The year is 1860 and Inspector Faro has been transported back to one of the darkest moments of his career " the chase of the notorious Macheath across the Scottish border to the Kent countryside. Whilst there, Faro meets an old school friend, Erlan...



  • The autumn of 1897 began well, but within days Rose McQuinn lost two precious things " her fiancé, Jack Macmerry, and her elusive dog, Thane. Her stubborn refusal to give up her job as Lady Detective cost her the man whose love she had taken for g...



  • It’s 1899 and strange things are happening in Edinburgh. The arrival of a circus seems to set in train a terrible series of events: the death of a clerk during a bank robbery and the suicides of two girls within mere hours of one another. Could the...



  • The year is 1861 and Inspector Faro's rest is disrupted when he is given a special assignment by old friend, Detective Superintendent Macfie. Macfie's cousin-in-law, a champion swimmer, has drowned in mysterious circumstances. Could his death have re...



  • Rose McQuinn has agreed to help her neighbor, Mrs. Lawer, by delivering what she claims to be a family legacy to her only living relative. But Rose's philanthropic journey takes a turn towards the dangerous when she herself is attacked on a train and...



  • THE HUNTING LODGE was all that remained of the proud holdings of the Lairds of Glendarroch. Built by Queen Victoria, it is now the home of Dr. Calum MacRaven, last Laird...who must stand and watch as Beth Ryan, a stranger from London, offers the G...



  • 1861. When the body of an unknown woman is found in an Edinburgh close, Detective Constable Faro assumes the killing is a random act of violence - until he finds a playing card, the nine of diamonds, underneath her corpse. His superiors scoff at his ...



  • Rose McQuinn is invited to stay with her friend Olive, who has a small cottage on the Balmoral Estate. As Rose travels on the train with her trusty dog Vane and her niece Mabel, she wonders what exciting adventures await them at the Royal household. ...






  • The year is 1864 and Detective Inspector Faro’s idyllic life has been shattered by the escape of convicted murderer John McLaw. With countless dead end sightings of the killer and further criminal activity Faro realizes that this case is far more c...



  • It is 1906 and the Faro family gather in Orkney after the sudden death of Inspector Faro''s son-in-law Erland Yesnaby. The family try to support grieving widow Emily, but after witnessing strange behaviour from the royal yacht, the ''Victoria and Alb...



  • For Rose McQuinn the invitation to holiday at a luxury hotel on the isle of Bute is an unexpected delight until she discovers the real reason is to investigate a twenty year old non-proven murder case. With close links to a strange local family of an...



  • York, 1907. Newly retired Inspector Faro is delighted at the prospect of staying in the Dower House, situated on a Roman villa once home to Emperor Severus. But he arrives to find his wife Imogen distraught and desperately searching for her missin...



  • 'Alanna Knight could hardly be better' Ian RankinWhen Tam Eildor arrives unexpectedly on a remote Scottish island in the year 1587 after his time machine develops a fault, he quickly finds himself embroiled in the lives of the colourful local...



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    Isle of ancient evil May Lachlan was twenty-three and used to the sophisticated life of London, when she decided to return to the bleak island of Clodha where her father was born. The small island with its odd customs fascinated her. And ...



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    After a terrible row with her daughter, Anthea, Claudia Shand had later witnessed a terrifying attack on Hannah, a young Dutch girl, in St Magdalen's Churchyard. But worse was to come - not long after she arrived home two policewomen had come to her ...



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    THE KISS OF DEATH To Julie Mardsen, the world seemed a place full of marvels and wonders...until that day when her future came to a sudden and shocking end in a fiery explosion. In her nightmares she could see again the accident that had wiped out...



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    Jeremy Faro is looking forward to a restful break in County Kerry with his writer-companion Imogen Crowe. On his arrival, he discovers that the peace of the rural community has been shattered by the brutal murder of a young couple at a family wedding...






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    STAGE FRIGHT Mab and her young actor bought the mansion as their future home. Until the marriage she would live there with her sister. But soon her house of hopes is smashed and she finds herself, her sister, and her future husband actors on a sta...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Alanna Knight has published 50 books.

Alanna Knight does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Murder at the World's Edge, was published in May 2021.

The first book by Alanna Knight, Lament for Lost Lovers, was published in July 1973.

Yes. Alanna Knight has 3 series.