Alanna Knight is a British author of historical mystery, romance and thriller novels and non-fiction books. She writes the Inspector Faro series, and the Rose McQuinn series. She has also written multiple books on Robert Louis Stevenson and as well as true crime, biographies, writing guides and plays. Alanna was born and grew up in Tyneside, England. She has been Honourary President of the Edinburgh Writers’ Club and of the Scottish Association of Writers. Alanna has two sons, two granddaughters, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Alanna Knight made her debut as a novelist in 1969 with the novel Legend of the Loch. Since then, she has had over 60 books published. Below is a list of Alanna Knight’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Inspector Faro Books

Enter Second Murderer(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Line(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Beloved(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Cousins(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Quiet Death(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Kill a Queen(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Evil That Men Do(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Missing Duchess(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bull Slayers(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder by Appointment(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coffin Lane Murders(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Enemy(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unholy Trinity(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faro and the Royals(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Paradise(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seal King Murders(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murders Most Foul(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Akin to Murder(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Annie Kelty Books

The Monster in the Loch(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ryal Park Murder(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Beckoning(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rose McQuinn Books

The Inspector's Daughter(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous Pursuits(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Orkney Murder(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Walk(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destroying Angel(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quest for a Killer(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Legacy(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Balmoral Incident(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Lies Waiting(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tam Eildor Books

The Dagger in the Crown(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gowrie Conspiracy(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stuart Sapphire(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Faro and Rose McQuinn Books

The Darkness Within(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Legend of the Loch(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The October Witch(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castle Clodha(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lament for Lost Lovers(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Rose(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passionate Kindness(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stranger Came By(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drink for the Bridge(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wicked Wynsleys(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Girl on an Empty Swing(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen's Captain(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Queen(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Duchess(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hostage Most Royal(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castle of Foxes(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colla's Children(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perilous Voyage(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clan(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Estella(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sweet Cheat Gone(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strathblair(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Outward Angel(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel Eyes(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Shadow of the Minster(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midnight Visitor(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Havisham's Revenge, or Estella's Missing Years(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Robert Louis Stevenson Treasury(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Robert Louis Stevenson: Bright Ring of Words(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Private Life of Robert Louis Stevenson(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

R.L.S. in the South Seas(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Close and Deadly(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
101 Golden Rules for Writing Successful Fiction(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: Unholy Trinity is also known as Death at Carasheen. Lament for Lost Lovers was also published as Dead Man’s Moon. Passionate Kindness was also titled A Violent Passion. A Drink for the Bridge is also known as The Most Tragic Tay Bridge Disaster.

The Queen’s Captain, The Shadow Queen, Hostage Most Royal, and Perilous Voyage were written under the pen name of Margaret Hope.

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Alanna Knight Synopses: Legend of the Loch is a standalone novel by Alanna Knight. Beth Ryan goes to the Highlands to sell her inherited estate to find all that remains is a Victorian shooting lodge occupied by Calum MacRaven, local doctor and impoverished Laird of Glenrannoch – a whirlwind romance ensues, or so it seems. They marry but Beth has suspicions regarding a family feud, an abandoned baby and his ex-mistress Morven plus his ward Rona. Is the monster in the Loch, who allegedly drowned Calum’s first wife, on the rampage again and will Beth learn the truth too late? Her greatest problem becomes staying alive.

The Sweet Cheat Gone is a standalone title by Alanna Knight. 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.

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