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A Trick of the Light
An Inspector McLevy Mystery
by David Ashton

RRP €11.99

A Trick of the Light
An Inspector McLevy Mystery
by Author Name David Ashton

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List Price:11.99
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 23mm, 320pp
Publication date: 06 Apr 2011
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
ISBN-13: 9781846972027

Description

The third in David Ashton's series of McLevy thrillers, A Trick of the Light sees McLevy team up with Arthur Conan Doyle to pursue a ruthless killer. It is 1860 and a Confederate officer, Jonathen Sinclair, arrives in Edinburgh with a sheaf of money to purchase a blockade-runner from Clydeside shipbuilders. He is betrayed to the Union forces and is shot dead by their secret agents. Who are they and where is Sinclair's money? Meanwhile, a beautiful young American spiritualist, Sophia Adler, is the toast of upper-class Edinburgh with her dramatic seances. However, she could yet prove to be the deadliest woman McLevy and Conan Doyle will ever encounter.

Reviews

'David Ashton, like Robert Louis Stevenson or Ian Rankin, is inspired by the beauty-and-beast nature of Edinburgh. His interpretation of James McLevy is worthy of the original man' SHERLOCK HOLMES SOCIETY 'McLevy is a sort of Victorian Morse with a heart' FINANCIAL TIMES