Quest For A Killer

Quest For A Killer

A Rose McQuinn Mystery

Book - 2010
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It's 1899 and strange things are happening in Edinburgh. The arrival of a circus seems to set in train a terrible series of events: the death of a clerk during a bank robbery and the suicides of two girls within mere hours of one another. Could the deaths be related? As Rose McQuinn investigates, 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.
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2010.
ISBN: 9780749007386
0749007389
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 23 cm.

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skatemom May 04, 2011

If you enjoy a light historical mystery you will enjoy “Quest for a killer” by Alanna Knight. Rose McQuinn is delighted when the circus arrives in Edinburgh. However, at the same time as the circus appeared, a series of crimes took place in the neighbourhood near where the circus was set up. A bank clerk is found dead after a bank robbery and hour’s later two young women are dead in apparent separate suicide attempts. Rose McQuinn is a female detective and she is helping her ex-finance, Inspector Jack Macmerry on a fraud case that might be tied up with the recent deaths. Rose has some theories about who the killer might be and she shares this information with a new found friend, the wife of Edinburgh philanthropist. Things take a turn for the bizarre when both Mr. Rice and his valet are found dead and Rose then realizes that she might be the next victim of this ruthless killer.

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Sep 01, 2010

Rose, the daughter of Inspector Faro of another series by this author, is a Lady Investigator. There is a hint of the supernatural in this book, possibly because of the setting. I will try one more book in this series before I decide to continue or give it up.

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skatemom May 04, 2011

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When the circus arrives in Edinburgh, Rose McQuinn is delighted. However, the much anticipated festivities are overshadowed by a curious set of crimes, involving the murder of a clerk during a bank robbery and within hours of each other, the identical suicides of two young women. Are these deaths as straightforward as the police claim or could they all be linked to one killer?
The evidence leads her from suspect to suspect but Rose still cannot prove conclusively who the real killer is. She confides in her new-found friend - young, rich and beautiful Elma Rice - and together they sift through the circumstantial evidence. But when there is a murderous attack on Elma''s husband, Rose must discover what vital clue she has overlooked before she becomes the killer''s next victim.

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