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McLevy

The Edinburgh Detective (Mercat Press)

by James McLevy

  • 182 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Mercat Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • 19th century fiction,
  • Crime & mystery,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement,
  • Mystery & Detective - General,
  • Fiction,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Mystery/Suspense,
  • Europe - Great Britain - Scotland,
  • Personal Memoirs

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages185
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8922992M
    ISBN 101841830313
    ISBN 109781841830315

    Shadow of the Serpent (Inspector McLevy 1) (Inspector Mclevy Mysteries) by David Ashton (). The Inspector McLevy book series by David Ashton includes books Shadow of the Serpent: An Inspector McLevy Mystery 1, Fall from Grace An Inspector McLevy Mystery, A Trick of the Light: An Inspector McLevy Mystery, and several more. See the complete Inspector McLevy series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.

    In the s, a few years before Conan Doyle began his medical studies at Edinburgh University, there appeared a hugely popular series of books with titles including Curiosities of Crime in Edinburgh, The Sliding Scale of Life and The Disclosures of a Detective. They were all the work of one James McLevy, an Edinburgh policeman. Check out this great listen on Nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 detective series set in Victorian Edinburgh, starring Brian Cox as Inspector McLevy. In this collection all eight episodes of series 11 and 12 are joined by 'Meet James McLevy', a remake of the original pilot episode. I.

    I originally came upon McLevy via David Ashton's excellent radio plays, and was intrigued to learn that they were based on the experiences of a real policeman. This book is a satisfying read. McLevy recounts various cases he was involved with, and is by turns /5(46). Brian Cox stars as the Victorian detective in a further nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.


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Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotlands first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland. Behind the Curtain: A McLevy book landlady receives a chilling death threat/5.

Shadow of the Serpent (Inspector McLevy, #1), Fall From Grace (Inspector McLevy, #2), A Trick of the Light (Inspector McLevy, #3), End of the Line, Nor Home My BooksAuthor: David Ashton. 7 rows  The complete series list for - An Inspector McLevy Mystery David Ashton.

Series reading. The first series of McLevy, about the 19th McLevy book Edinburgh detective: 1) For Unto McLevy book - The Edinburgh inspector hits the Victorian streets on the trail of an ingenious cat-burglar.

2) The Trophy Club - Blocked in his efforts to solve a prostitute's murder, the detective bends the rules with bitter consequences. McLevy is pining for decent coffee and Jean Brash's company - but he's out of favour with her and with Chief Constable Craddock. Meanwhile, the opening of the new docks in Leith promises an era of prosperity - but, as the bigwigs arrive for the grand opening, saboteurs plot to disrupt the celebrations.

04 - The Last Goodbye. McLevy investigates a series of street attacks on clients of the Just Land - while Mulholland's Aunt Katie turns up unexpectedly from Ireland pursued by an angry neighbour. 02 - No Looking Back When a corpse turns up in a fisherman's net, McLevy discovers the murdered man had last been seen at the Just Land.

3) The Wild Spark- McLevy deals with a warehouse of tobacco that has mysteriously gone up in smoke, and Constable Mulholland pursues the fair Emily. 4) Stab In The Back - McLevy faces a desperate race against time, as a hired killer roams Leith's dark alleys.

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In this case, the lesson is about building their own power to win. If you look through my To-read List, you'll find a book by David Ashton [i]A Trick of the Light[/i], A James McLevy Mystery, part of a series written by Ashton based on the real detective.

There is also This autobiography of a Victorian detective, roaming the streets of Edinburgh was not what I expected/5. McLevy The Edinburgh Detective by James McLevy - OK Interesting book, but not a page turner.

McLevy was a Detective in Edinburgh during the s and this is his account of various crimes and how he caught the criminals/5. In the s, a few years before Conan Doyle began his medical studies at Edinburgh University, there appeared a hugely popular series of books with titles including Curiosities of Crime in Edinburgh, The Sliding Scale of Life and The Disclosures of a Detective.

They were all the work of one James McLevy, an Edinburgh policeman/5(38). McLevy follows the diaries (with some poetic licence) of James McLevy the great Edinburgh thief taker.

A cast of super actors and written by the tremendous David Ashton I cannot fault these stories. It is an utter delight and I cannot wait for more. I just hope they release them all /5(36). In the police log book described him as 5 foot 9 inches tall, full of face, grey eyes, grey hair and a fresh complexion.

James McLevy His stature and fame was such that he was the first police officer to get a financial award for the recovery of stolen goods, gold watches, and was invited to speak before the house of parliament in 9 June to the select committee on transportation of criminals.

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18 months each at the trial. I read McLevy: The Edinburgh Detective by James McLevy back in Whilst it was quite 'dry' to read, it gave you a feel for the detective, his style and the sort of crimes he came up against. This is a fictionalised James McLevy and was just too sensationalist/5.

McLevy recounts various cases he was involved with, and is by turns amusing, pompous, prolix, but always compelling. As telling an insight into the seamy underside of /5(38). McLevy is a unique and original cross between a man with a mission and an overgrown schoolboy; we see his weaknesses, but we are buoyed by his moral fibre and strength of character.

His monologues, which open and close each story, are awesome.5/5(1). McLevy himself is a fine literary creation - gruff, plain-speaking, mischievous, possessing courage and moral fibre. As in the previous novels, Victorian Edinburgh lives and breathes, and the narrative - peppered with expressive Scots - is a joy to read.

Not the best McLevy novel, but better than most Neo-Victorian crime fiction.4/5(46). Editorial Reviews. Dripping with melodrama and derring-do— Herald McLevy is one of the greatest psychological creations and Ashton the direct heir to Robert Louis Stevenson— Brian Cox, CBE - Award-winning actor David Ashton's writing is excellent, his characters thoroughly convincing and his narrative grabs you— The Sherlock Holmes Society Ashton's McLevy is a man obsessed with meting Brand: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.Inspector McLevy 4 books in series 4 out of 5 stars ratings Shadow of the Serpent Publisher's Summary London had Sherlock Holmes.

The dark alleys of Edinburgh had Inspector McLevy. Known as the father of forensics and a likely influence on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, real-life police inspector James McLevy is here reinvented by David Ashton in.Detective McLevy's Casebook. 53 likes. A collection of short stories starring the victorian detective James McLevy.

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