The End of the Line: An Inspector McLevy Mystery
By (author) David Ashton
When the body of a handsome man is found, garotted, on the Newcastle to Edinburgh train the first port of call is Leith Police Station and Inspector James McLevy. The corpse is discovered to be one ‘Count Borromeo’, a ruthless seducer and amoral bigamist. Number one suspect is Angus Dalrymple, an associate of McLevy’s adversary, Jean Brash, a fact that sets Jean and the inspector once more at daggers drawn. When McLevy and Constable Mulholland finally unravel this case, the murderer is confronted in a deadly encounter on the girders and high gantries above Waverley Station.
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.