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A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light

BASED ON THE LONG-RUNNING BBC RADIO 4 McLEVY DRAMA SERIES

…WHILE THE STREETS OF LONDON HAD SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE DARK ALLEYS OF EDINBURGH HAD INSPECTOR JAMES McLEVY
ELEGANT AND CONVINCING’ The Times | ‘ASHTON IS THE DIRECT HEIR TO ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’ Brian Cox | ‘EXCELLENT’ The Sherlock Holmes Society | ‘DRIPPING WITH MELODRAMA AND DERRING-DO’ Herald

Halloween 1881, Edinburgh, and the dead are restless.
In respectable Edinburgh society, beautiful young American spiritualist, Sophia Adler, is causing a furore with her dramatic séances. But the ghosts of the past seem hell-bent on retribution.
Inspector James McLevy finds his investigations distracted by more earthly concerns when Muriel Grierson, an outwardly genteel widow is robbed at home. Her knight in shining armour – one Arthur Conan Doyle, recently graduated from medical school – is keen to learn from such a master of detection as the renowned inspector, but McLevy is less sure that he requires a new acolyte.
A vicious murder occurs with evidence of supernatural strength and violence. Treachery revenged from a battle long ago. All roads lead to Sophia Adler and the inspector becomes involved with one of the most dangerous women he has ever encountered.

THE INSPECTOR MCLEVY SERIES
1 – Shadow of the Serpent
2 – Fall from Grace
3 – A Trick of the Light
4 – Nor Will He Sleep
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th May 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781473631052

Reviews

Ashton's McLevy is a man obsessed with meting out justice and with demons of his own
Scotsman
An intriguing Victorian story... elegant and convincing
The Times
McLevy is one of the greatest psychological creations and Ashton the direct heir to Robert Louis Stevenson
Brian Cox, CBE - Award-winning actor
Dripping with melodrama and derring-do
Herald
A real page-turner
Sunday Post
David Ashton's writing is excellent, his characters thoroughly convincing and his narrative grabs you
The Sherlock Holmes Society
PRAISE FOR THE INSPECTOR McLEVY SERIES Mclevy is a sort of Victorian Morse with a heart, prowling the mean wynds and tenements of the endlessly fascinating city. David Ashton impeccably evokes Edinburgh so vividly that you feel the cold in your bones and the menace of the Old Town's steep cobbles and dark corners
Financial Times