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The Scarlet Garter: 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.

"A scarlet garter," she remarked suddenly.
"Always thought she was a cut above the rest. Aye, wore a scarlet garter."
"No sign o' that with the corpse," he muttered, rising from the table.

When body of a young woman is discovered in an alleyway, Inspector James McLevy recognises the victim immediately: Peggy Ambrose, former employee at Edinburgh's best bawdy hoose, the Just Land.

Peggy had left the Just Land under a cloud, accused of theft, but no one knows where she went next. Working with the inimitable Jean Brash, Inspector McLevy investigates the murder, from the drinking dens of Edinburgh to a mysterious and secret society.

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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