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The Belly of the Beast: An Inspector McLevy Short Story

David Ashton

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Crime & mystery

A thrilling short story featuring Inspector James McLevy and Jean Brash, available exclusively in audiobook.

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

"There are many reasons for seeking out the belly of the beast," McLevy remarked to his constable. "Goodness is not always amongst them."

When the body of Thomas Forsythe, tobacco merchant and lay preacher, is discovered near the waters of Leith, Inspector James McLevy is called to investigate.

As Christmas approaches, McLevy's investigations lead him to the dockside taverns of Edinburgh, and deep into the belly of the beast himself...

You can enjoy more from the world of James McLevy with the Inspector McLevy Series and the Jean Brash Mysteries, 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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