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The Painted Lady: 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.

Like a butterfly in a case - such specimens as festooned the walls in their caskets, splayed out in bright colours that belayed their expiry at the hands of his honour.
Such a pretty death.

Suspected of poisoning her husband, a prominent judge, Judith Pearson writes to Inspector James McLevy begging for his help.

With the evidence pointing overwhelmingly to the victim's wife, and investigating Inspector Adam Dunsmore ready to make an arrest, McLevy is in a race against time to uncover the truth.

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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