Inspector McLevy

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 90 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 a thrilling mystery - the first in a series - set in dark, violent Victorian Edinburgh.

Edinburgh, 1880. 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 30 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.

©2016 David Ashton (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Book 1

    • Shadow of the Serpent

    • An Inspector McLevy Mystery 1
    • By: David Ashton
    • Narrated by: David Ashton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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 a thrilling mystery - the first in a series - set in dark, violent Victorian Edinburgh.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Really struggling to finish this!

    • By joanna potter on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 2

    • Fall from Grace

    • An Inspector McLevy Mystery 2
    • By: David Ashton
    • Narrated by: David Ashton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 a thrilling mystery - the second in a series - set in dark, violent Victorian Edinburgh. A burglary and murder at the home of Sir Thomas Bouch, the enigmatic architect of the ill-fated Tay Bridge, sets Inspector James McLevy off on a train of brutal killings, lethal liaisons, and double suicide which leads to a violent encounter with an old enemy, Hercules Dunbar.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A solid addition to McLevy series

    • By Cindy on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 3

    • A Trick of the Light

    • An Inspector McLevy Mystery 3
    • By: David Ashton
    • Narrated by: David Ashton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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 a thrilling mystery - the third in a series - set in dark, violent Victorian Edinburgh. 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 séances.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Recording is missing last eight chapter (10/20/16)

    • By Thomas on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $21.81

  • Book 4

    • Nor Will He Sleep

    • An Inspector McLevy Mystery 4
    • By: David Ashton
    • Narrated by: David Ashton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 a thrilling mystery - the fourth in a series - set in dark, violent Victorian Edinburgh. It's 1887. The streets of Edinburgh seethe with anarchy as two gangs of students rival each other in wild exploits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent addition to the series

    • By Cindy on 10-15-16

    Regular price: $21.31