... about Alanna
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Knight's website at:
Knight's award-winning first novel,
'Legend of the Loch' was published in 1969
and this year she celebrates the landmark
publication of her 50th book, her latest in the
Inspector Faro series, 'The Final Enemy'.
Novelist, playwright and biographer, her
work includes gothic and historical novels and
crime fiction, as well as her notable non-
fiction works on Robert Louis Stevenson.
Born in Tyneside of Scots-Irish parentage,
she now lives and writes in Edinburgh,
the city which inspired her popular
and widely-acclaimed series of books:
The Inspector Faro Series.
Speaking about her reasons for being drawn
to the world of historical crime, Alanna explains: "It was the puzzles.
History is full of riddles and mysteries, and the researcher has to
figure them out, especially if one wants to write a book. I love such
puzzles, and I wanted to write some myself."
A founder member of the Scottish Association of Writers; Aberdeen
Writers' Circle; Hon. President of the Edinburgh Writers' Club; she is
Convener of the Scottish Chapter of the Crime Writers' Association; she
is a member of
the Society of Authors in Scotland and the Mystery Writers of America.
She has been involved over the years in helping other writers get into
print: lecturing in creative writing as well as writing articles and
books on the subject
and adjudicating competitions.