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David Ashton, like Robert Louis Stevenson or Ian Rankin, is inspired by the beauty-and-beast nature of Edinburgh. His interpretation of James McLevy is worthy of the original man' - Sherlock Holmes Society The third in David Ashton’s series of McLevy thrillers, A Trick of the Light sees McLevy team up with Arthur Conan Doyle to pursue a ruthless killer. It is 1860 and a Confederate officer, Jonathen Sinclair, arrives in Edinburgh with a sheaf of money to purchase a blockade-runner from Clydeside shipbuilders. He is betrayed to the Union forces and is shot dead by their secret agents. Who are they and where is Sinclair’s money? Meanwhile, a beautiful young American spiritualist, Sophia Adler, is the toast of upper-class Edinburgh with her dramatic séances. However, she could yet prove to be the deadliest woman McLevy and Conan Doyle will ever encounter.

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Trick of the Light
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3.8 / 5
January 5th, 2015
Very well constructed and gripping. A good read that holds the attention all the way through. Thoroughly recommended.
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Trick of the Light
March 15th, 2014
Another enjoyable read this character McLevy drinks loads of coffee looks like a wolf and is totally dedicated to just one thing solving crimes...Brilliant.
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Trick of the Light
March 22nd, 2013
Ripping page turning read. Fast paced
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