The Seal King Murdersby Alanna Knight
1861. Constable Faro is heading home to Orkney, pursuing a private investigation into the mysterious drowning of an ex-colleague's relative, champion swimmer Dave Claydon. Was this an accident or does Claydon’s death have a sinister connection with missing artifacts recovered from the Armada galleon sunk off Spanish Cove? At Scarthbreck his mother is determined to find him a wife and this Lammastide the legend of the seal king's annual claim of a human bride becomes reality. Faro's holiday and his original secret mission turn into a nightmare. With himself as the prime suspect in the girl's disappearance, he is in deadly danger, his life threatened by circumstances beyond his control. Fans of historical mysteries will find much to like in Knight's old-favorite Faro.
"It is a good solid work of historical detective fiction, providing plenty of action and plot twists to keep the reader interested. There is a good sense of time and place, with the Orkney Islands and people being particularly well realised. The resolutions to the twin plots are not too hard to guess, but they are well-written and satisfying nonetheless. All-in-all a very enjoyable read."
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Meet the Author
ALANNA KNIGHT, MBE, was born and educated in Tyneside, and now lives in Edinburgh. Since the publication of her first book in 1969, Alanna Knight has written more than forty novels (including eleven in the successful Inspector Faro series), four works of non-fiction, numerous short stories and two plays. She is a founding member of the Scottish Association of Writers and Convener of the Scottish Chapter of the Crime Writers’ Association and gives talks through the Writers’ Register of the Scottish Book Trust.
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