* The Inspector's Daughter (2000) Constable
* Dangerous Pursuits (2002) Constable
* An Orkney Murder (2003) Constable
* Ghost Walk (2004) Alison and Busby
* Destroying Angel (2007) Allison & Busby
* Quest for a Killer (2010) Allison & Busby
* Deadly Legacy (2012) Allison & Busby - LATEST IN THE SERIES
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 found favour at court and moved to London. But Rose has little time to ponder her loneliness before she unwittingly steps into the shoes of her father, the legendary Detective Inspector Faro, by agreeing to investigate the strange behaviour of Matthew Bolton, husband to Rose's childhood friend Alice.
Alice is convinced Matthew is having an affair but Rose suspects he may have been involved in something much more sinister - the brutal and still unsolved murder of the Elliot's servant girl.
If Rose continues her investigations surely she will break Alice's heart. But she is her father's daughter, and she cannot resist the urge to discover the truth. From her isolated home at the foot of Arthur's Seat and aided by a wild deerhound who has befriended her, Rose starts to piece things together, until she gets too near the truth and puts her own life in danger.
"Fans of Inspector Faro will be fascinated by this novel featuring his daughter, Rose McQuinn.
There is as air of Scott and Stevenson in the writing, a splendid evocation of Late nineteenth century Edinburgh
that is neither picture postcard nor Rebus, where
historical fiction meets a study of manners and darkness lurks behind every facade."
Sherlock Holmes Magazine
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When out walking on Arthur's Seat, high above the city of Edinburgh, Rose McQuinn discovers the body of a woman in the ruins of St Anthony's Chapel. She is even more astonished when on her return to the scene there is no evidence of either the victim or the local constable who had taken down Rose's story at the scene of the crime.
Turning to her would-be lover, Rose finds the normally sympathetic Detective Sergeant Jack Macmerry doubtful over the validity of her story, especially as the Edinburgh City Police have received no record of the dead woman or P C Smith, the policeman who had originally come to Rose's aid.
Although it would appear that both corpse and constable have disappeared into thin air, Rose is convinced that she had come across a murder that afternoon, yet her ensuing discreet investigation into the mystery of the vanishing corpse soon turns into a more dangerous pursuit.
Is there a link between Rose's bogus constable and the disappearance of a policeman's uniform belonging to the local amateur opera group, currently performing The Pirates of Penzance?
Further complications arise when one of the cast members reports a missing wife; could she be Rose's disappearing corpse?
Rose is unshakeable in her belief that there is a link between the two cases, and her determination to find a solution to this mystery leads her to a terrifying situation where she finds herself well rehearsed for the role as the murderer's second victim.
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A long awaited holiday for Rose McQuinn, visiting her sister Emily in Orkney, takes on an unexpected and sinister twist when an archaeological dig for the grave of a 13th century princess, the Maid of Norway, unearths a corpse of a more recent date. And Rose, always the investigator, finds that the closer she comes to finding the killer, the more she risks destroying her family's happiness.
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It's 1899 and strange things are happening in Edinburgh. Amidst the arrival of the circus, a terrible set of events occurs with the death of a clerk during a bank robbery and the suicides of two girls within mere hours of one another. Could the two be related?
As Rose McQuin investigates, new evidence comes to light
that makes Rose's new friend Elma Rice a suspect, but all
it not what it seems. Rose must use all her cunning and
skills of observation to uncover the truth and find out
who the real killer is.