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Nor Will He Sleep

(2013)
(The fourth book in the Inspector McLevy Mystery series)
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London had Sherlock Holmes. The dark alleys of Edinburgh had Inspector McLevy.

Known as the father of forensics and a likely influence on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, real-life police inspector James McLevy is here reinvented by David Ashton in a thrilling mystery - the fourth in a series - set in dark, violent Victorian Edinburgh.

It's 1887. The streets of Edinburgh seethe with anarchy as two gangs of students rival each other in wild exploits. After a pitched battle between them, an old woman is found savagely battered to death in Leith Harbour. Enter the Thieftaker - Inspector James McLevy. With Constable Mulholland at his side, he scours the low dives of the waterfront and then sees the tendrils of the case spread to more respectable nooks and crannies.

When the inspector encounters Robert Louis Stevenson, author of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in the city to bury his deceased father, the two recognise each other as fellow travellers, observers of the dark side of human nature, and hopeless insomniacs.

Glimpses of the murderer indicate a slender, androgynous figure with a silver cane, which is used to lethal effect. A dancing killer not unlike Mr Edward Hyde.

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nor Will He Sleep: An Inspector McLevy Mystery 4
Author(s): David Ashton
ISBN: 1-4736-3106-8 / 978-1-4736-3106-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Roads
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nor Will He Sleep: An Inspector McLevy Mystery (Inspector Mclevy 4)
Author(s): David Ashton
ISBN: 1-84697-251-5 / 978-1-84697-251-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Nor Will He Sleep: An Inspector McLevy Mystery 4
Author(s): David Ashton
Publisher: Two Roads
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June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Nor Will He Sleep: An Inspector McLevy Mystery 4
Author(s): David Ashton
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Nor Will He Sleep: An Inspector McLevy Mystery 4
Author(s): David Ashton
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Nor Will He Sleep: An Inspector McLevy Mystery 4
Author(s): David Ashton
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK