ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: January 8, 2004
The Gowrie Conspiracy: A Tam Elidor Mystery
By (author) Alanna Knight
July 1660, Falkland Palace, Fife. After rescuing King James the Sixth from a runaway horse, Tam Elidor finds himself in favour. As the King’s new object of affection Tam has become the target for jealous courtiers – and their attentions are seriously hampering his investigation into the murder of Margaret Agnew. Why was the Queen’s midwife killed – was it a case of mistaken identity, is it related to secrets from James’s past and could Tam’s good friend Tansy be at risk? Dangerous forces are at work, forces that will lead the King to Gowrie House and to a mystery that remains unsolved today…
Reviews of The Gowrie Conspiracy: A Tam Elidor Mystery
"This was an enjoyable trip to 17th century Scotland. Knight's characters are drawn with precision and humor…. The sense of time and place is strong and the plotting is logical." — Deadly Pleasures
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. Born and educated in Tyneside she now lives in Edinburgh. 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.