Rose McQuinn

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

The Inspector's Daughter Summary

In a desperate attempt to recover from the loss of her husband and 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 as she 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 that Matthew is having an affair but Rose suspects something much more sinister – the brutal and still unsolved murder of a servant girl.

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  • Book 1

    • The Inspector's Daughter

    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In a desperate attempt to recover from the loss of her husband and 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The inspectors daughter

    • By M on 17-05-18

    Regular price: £13.69

  • Book 2

    • Dangerous Pursuits

    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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. But she is astonished that on returning to the scene, there is no evidence of either the victim or the local constable who had taken down Rose's story. Even Rose's would-be lover, Detective Sergeant Jack Macmerry, is doubtful. Edinburgh City Police have no record of a dead woman or of PC Smith.

    Regular price: £23.39

  • Book 3

    • An Orkney Murder

    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Rose McQuinn makes a long anticipated journey to her childhood home on Orkney, but does not find the peace and relaxation she anticipates. An archaeological team stumbles across a body, causing great excitement: could it be the preserved corpse of a 13th-century princess? When the body is identified as the corpse of a local woman, brutally murdered and then thrown into the bog, the calm pleasure of Rose's holiday is shattered.

    Regular price: £21.49

  • Book 4

    • Ghost Walk

    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Rose McQuinn followed her heart and married Danny McQuinn. However, Danny's work exposed him to many dangerous enemies and one day he disappeared from Rose's life altogether. Believing him to be dead, Rose returned to Scotland in order to start a new life.

    Regular price: £13.69

  • Book 5

    • Destroying Angel

    • A Rose McQuinn Mystery
    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Autumn 1897. Rose McQuinn's refusal to give up her job as "Lady Detective, Discretion Guaranteed", has cost her the love of her fiancé, Jack Macmerry. And now it seems that she is to lose her deerhound, Thane, as well. His rightful owner is Hubert, a Royal photographer, who lost him while walking on Arthur's Seat three years earlier. But when she arrives at the family home in Northumberland, it soon becomes clear that Hubert has a hidden agenda concerning her role as a crime investigator.

    Regular price: £12.59

  • Book 6

    • Quest for a Killer

    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When the circus arrives in Edinburgh, Rose McQuinn is delighted. However, the festivities are overshadowed by the murder of a clerk during a bank robbery and the suicides of two young women. Are these deaths straightforward or could they all be linked to one killer? Rose’s ex-fiancé, Inspector Jack Macmerry, believes that Rose can help with his inquiries and she finds suspicious links with the circus and the behaviour of a sinister scar-faced clown.

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 7

    • Deadly Legacy

    • Rose McQuinn, Book 7
    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Emma D'Inverno
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Rose McQuinn has agreed to help her neighbour, Mrs. Lawer, by delivering what she claims to be a family legacy to her only living relative. But Rose’s philanthropic journey takes a turn towards the dangerous when she herself is attacked on a train and Mrs. Lawer and her maid are found dead upon her return to Edinburgh. Investigating further, Rose finds links to Royal history, the theatre world, and her own home in Solomon’s Tower. Balancing the murder investigation along with her obligations to family and friends, Rose discovers ties that seem to reveal that the past has not completely left the present.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed this book

    • By Kaal01 on 15-01-18

    Regular price: £14.39