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Shadow of the Serpent

Shadow of the Serpent

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

1880, Edinburgh.
Election fever grips the city. But while the rich and educated argue about politics, in the dank wynds of the docks it’s a struggle just to stay alive. When a prostitute is brutally murdered, disturbing memories from thirty years ago are stirred in Inspector McLevy who is soon lured into a murky world of politics, perversion and deception – and the shadow of the serpent.

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

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: 9781473630994

Reviews

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, star of the BBC Radio 4 McLevy series
A real page-turner
The 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
You can easily imagine the bustling life of a major port, and the stories are alive with a most amazing array of characters
BBC Radio 4
Dripping with melodrama and derring-do
Herald
Ashton's McLevy is a man obsessed with meting out justice and with demons of his own
Scotsman