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Publisher's Summary

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 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.

'Behind the Curtain': A theatrical landlady receives a chilling death threat.
'A Voice from the Grave': Summertime, and the heat is on as McLevy tracks a brutal killer.
'The Dark Shadow': A jewel theft brings an infamous criminal within McLevy's grasp.
'Servant of the Crown': The detective joins Her Majesty's protection squad to hunt an assassin.
'A Piece of Cake': A top chef is the toast of the city - but burglary and murder are on the menu.
'The Sea Change': There's something fishy about the Fair's star attraction, the lovely Little Mermaid.
'Sins of the Fathers': A runaway bridegroom and a blackmailer spell double trouble for McLevy.
'The Devil's Disguise': The devil comes a-calling for the detective on Halloween.
'Christmas Special': McLevy stalks a supernatural thief who is haunting the streets of Edinburgh.

Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas costar Siobhán Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Victorian Gothic Mysteries at Their Very Best

I can only refer to my review of Series 1 & 2...simply excellent writing, fine storytelling, and fabulous actors. You won't be disappointed!

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Loved it!!

I really enjoyed the Scottish TONGUE gymnastics!! But I he real glue for me is the "coffee talk" between the Inspector and Jean.

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Once you get into the world, it's hard to get out

As I said before, if one wish to compared Mclevy with Holmes, one will be disappointed.

The story has a different directions than Holmes. It provides more details in Victorian era's Edinburgh. It also has some humor. I couldn't stop laughing in the Christmas section of this drama. Mclevy is still Mclevy but slight soften a bit.

Well done BBC. I tip my hat to you! Bravo!

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  • J
  • 06-19-16

love this series

brilliant as usual, beautifully performed by all parties only quibble it should be father Christmas

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  • Christine
  • 04-11-16

A crime series that stands out

It's the characterisations that make this series better than the average crime drama. The three main characters are written and played with real skill - plus McLevy and Mulholland are at times so very funny with their banter and bickering.

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  • K
  • 08-02-17

Keeping me entertained.

I'm growing addicted to this radio play series.

As I've said before, I was led to these plays because of my disappointing experience with the narration of the McLevy novels and the cast here do a much better job than Ashton on the novels.

Great plot lines, humour and characterisation - the stories have it all. I shall certainly continue with the series.

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  • Sandra
  • 03-13-17

brilliant storie shame they came to an end

love the McLevy series just a shame they came to an end. very well done.

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  • 12-05-16

Another Mclevy Great

Own the full series of 6 & all are a pleasure to listen to over & over & definitely worth the credit.