A Trick of the Light: An Inspector McLevy Mystery (Inspector McLevy 3)
By: David Ashton (author)Paperback
LONDON HAD SHERLOCK HOLMES. THE DARK ALLEYS OF EDINBURGH HAD INSPECTOR McLEVY. 'DAVID ASHTON IMPECCABLY EVOKES EDINBURGH' Financial Times ELEGANT AND CONVINCING' The Times 'ASHTON IS THE DIRECT HEIR TO ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON' Brian Cox 'EXCELLENT' The Sherlock Holmes Society 'A REAL PAGE-TURNER' Sunday Post '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 seances. 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
David Ashton was born in Greenock in 1941. He studied at Central Drama School, London, from 1964 to 1967, and most recently appeared in The Last King of Scotland. David started writing in 1984 and he has seen many of his plays and TV adaptations broadcast - he wrote early episodes of EastEnders and Casualty, and eleven McLevy series for BBC Radio 4. david-ashton.co.uk
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