Inspector Faro is the protagonist in a series of historical mystery novels by British novelist Alanna Knight. The series features Detective Inspector Jeremy Faro, and is set in Victorian Edinburgh. Alanna Knight conceived of the character while sitting in her Victorian home when a man passed by who she thought resembled a Victorian detective.

Alanna Knight began her Inspector Faro series in 1988 with the novel Enter Second Murderer. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Alanna Knight’s Inspector Faro books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

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


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Inspector Faro Synopses: Enter Second Murderer by Alanna Knight is the first book in the Inspector Faro mystery series, set in Victorian-era Edinburgh. Looking to prove a convicted murderer innocent of a second murder, Detective Inspector Faro reopens the case and finds a lengthy list of suspects.

Blood Line is the second Inspector Faro novel by Alanna Knight. Inspector Faro’s investigation begins with an unidentifiable body, a pair of jewelled cameos and three decade old mystery surrounding a discovery in the old apartments that once belonged to Mary Queen of Scots.

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