ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 30, 2009
A Trick of the Light: An Inspector McLevy Mystery
By (author) David Ashton
The third in a new series of McLevy books, “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 brutally shot dead by their secret agents. The money vanishes. This incident sets the scene for more foul play in another pacy McLevy thriller.
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. 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 six McLevy series for BBC Radio 4. A 90-minute McLevy film has been commissioned by STV.