Alanna Knight is one of the highly popular authors from The United Kingdom, who has written and published a number of bestselling books based on the thriller, crime fiction, and mystery genres. Her vast popularity can be seen from the fact that she is included among the list of the top ‘100 Masters of Crime’ prepared by the Times magazine. Author Knight is one of the leading authors of the crime novel series and has developed three successful historical crime book series. One of them is the Inspector Faro series, which is set in the Victorian era and featuring a Detective Inspector named Jeremy Faro in main lead. The second successful book series written by author Knight is titled as the Rose McQuinn series, which features the central character in the form of a lady investigator called Rose McQuinn. The recently developed series by author Knight is time travelling series featuring Tam Eildor as the time traveler as well as the main character. Apart from all the three popular series, author Knight is working on her fourth series, which is known as the Annie Kelty series. She has already written and released the initial few books of the series. In all, author Knight has published more than sixty written works. Most of her novels depict the elements of romance, non-fiction, thrill, suspense, mystery, as well as historical settings.
The other achievements of author Knight include being an authority on Louis Stevenson. She has even written biographies and guides about how to write true crime stories. Being one of the prominent authors of her time, author Knight got a chance to become members of a few prestigious writers’ associations. She is in fact the Honorary President of the Writers’ Club Edinburgh as well as the Scottish Writers’ Association. With the latter, Knight is also associated as one of the founding members. Author Knight is also a proud and active member of the Association of the Society of the Crime Writers and Authors. She likes to frequent visits at the international book festival in Edinburgh as well as a number of other events related to literature. Whenever author Knight gets any free time from her busy schedule, she likes to make herself available for library visits along with Live Literature, Scotland; workshops, master classes, interactions with upcoming authors and writers’ groups, talks with several interested organizations, as well as a few other interesting events. Author Knight was born in Newcastle, The United Kingdom. She always had the dream of becoming an author after growing up.
Along with her widely successful books and novel series, her writing also includes a few short stories and a couple of plays. Author Knight’s writing career began in the year 1969 with the publication of her debut book titled ‘Legend of the Loch’. Since then, she has always kept her busy to focus on developing interesting characters and intriguing plots for her mystery novels and series. Author Knight completed her education on Tyneside. As of today, she is happily married and is blessed with two sons and an equal number of granddaughters, all of whom live along with her in Edinburgh. Other than writing her books under her original name, author Knight also uses the pen name Margaret Hope for writing some of her mystery novels. All the lead characters developed by author Knight are generally sleuths who are set in the old age when the criminals used to get hunted down with the help of their instinctive powers to deduct things, old fashioned clues, and their ability to identify the villain from the crowd.
One of the successful mystery series written by author Alana Knight is known as the Rose McQuinn series. This series is comprised of 8 books in total. The debut novel of this series is titled as ‘The Inspector’s Daughter’, which was first published in the year 2000 and then again in the year 2014 by the Amazon Digital Services in the form of a Kindle Edition. The plot of the book revolves around the detective investigator named Rose McQuinn, who is depicted as the daughter of Inspector Faro from another mystery series written by author Knight. As the novel begins, Rose McQuin is shown as returning to Edinburgh from America in the year 1895. She appears to be saddened by the death of her child and the disappearance of her husband Danny, who used to work for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, located in Arizona. After grieving for a little while, Rose decides to take on a new career. She agrees to investigate about the reason behind the strange behavior of her childhood friend Alice’s husband. Initially, the case appears to be an adulterous one, but the investigations of Rose McQuinn suggest her that there is something more sinister into the case. Later, she learns about the brutal murder of one of the servant girls whom she knew. In spite of all the difficulties and obstacles, Rose appears to be totally determined to find out the truth. But in doing, she goes on to put her own life in danger. Rose makes a few friends over time, who help her to solve the case and find her missing husband.
The 2nd book in the Rose McQuinn series written by novelist Alana Knight was released under the title ‘Dangerous Pursuits’. It was published initially in the year 2003 and later in the year 2013 as a Kindle Edition. As the story of the book begins, Rose McQuinn is shown as walking towards her home located on the Arthur’s Seat. Suddenly, she comes across the dead body of a lady in the ruins near the St. Anthony’s Chapel. Rose informs a local constable and asks him to stay there while she goes on to take the help of the police. But, when she returns to the crime scene, she neither finds the dead body nor the police constable. Both of them seem to have disappeared without any trace. However, the police do not appear to believe her story, including her lover and Detective Sergeant named Jack Macmerry from the Edinburgh City Police. In spite of all this, Rose McQuinn continues with her stand and believes that a murder was committed at that place. Eventually, she decides to take the matters into her own hands and goes on to investigate the case in her own way. It appears that by deciding to do so, she might have turned herself into a deadly game of dangerous pursuits.Book Series In Order » Authors » Alanna Knight