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A Fighting Chance: An Inspector McLevy Short Story

David Ashton

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Crime & mystery

A thrilling short story set in Victorian Edinburgh, featuring Inspector James McLevy and Jean Brash. Available exclusively in audio.

London had Sherlock Holmes. The dark alleys of Edinburgh had Inspector McLevy.

"Murder. The simpler it looks, the more suspicious I get."

New Year celebrations are underway in Edinburgh and the Hogmanay crowd are baying for blood at an illegal boxing match at the Foul Anchor tavern.

When ruthless moneylender Donny Lapsley is found murdered after the fight, suspicions immediately turn to boxer Rab Donnachie, whose unconscious body is found next to the victim. But Inspector McLevy is not convinced...

Enjoy more from the world of James McLevy with the Inspector McLevy and the Jean Brash Mystery audiobooks, narrated by David Ashton and Siobhan Redmond.

(p)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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David Ashton

DAVID ASHTON was born in Greenock in 1941.
He studied at Central Drama School, London, from 1964 to 1967, and most recently appeared in The Last King of Scotland and The Etruscan Smile. David started writing in 1984 and he has seen many of his plays and TV adaptations broadcast - he wrote early episodes of EastEnders and Casualty, and twelve McLevy series for BBC Radio 4.

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