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Product details

  • Audio CD: 2 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd (5 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408468476
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408468470
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1 x 12.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Ashton has written four novels, two of which The Shadow of the Serpent and A Trick of the Light, are being republished in print and are available as e books along with the latest Nor Will He Sleep. Two other short stories on Kindle are End of the Line and The Painted Lady. He has won the Radio Times Drama Award and written over 20 original plays for radio plus the McLevy series for Radio 4, starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond. Another work is Doctor Johnson's Dictionary of Crime with Timothy West also for Radio 4. Recently he played Boswell to Mr West's Doctor Johnson in a staged reading of the radio play at Auchinleck House in Dumfries for the Boswell Book Festival. His stage plays have been performed at the Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, the National and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. He has written extensively for television; EastEnders, Casualty, plus The Hello Girls, Dalziel and Pascoe and Murder Rooms. Films include God on the Rocks for Film4, FRO7 an animated feature and two recent scripts for Sir Ben Kingsley's Lavender Films, Taj, the epic love story behind the creation of the Taj Mahal and Cousin Bazilio a film adaptation of the 19th century Portuguese classic novel.
Trained at Central School of Speech and Drama, 1964/67 and has worked as an actor since then. Played the hero's father in Last King of Scotland and Dr McDuff in Brass.
Born Greenock Scotland, 1941, date of departure as yet unknown.
His website is www.david-ashton.co.uk.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Daly on 22 Dec 2011
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Superb set of audio tapes from the BBC in regards to McLevy, Inspector of Police. Set in the Leith area of Edinburgh at the back end of the 19th Century [the last days of the victorian era], these stories capture the essence of life in a hard working class environment. The stories also touch on the relationship between McLevy and Jean Brash [who is the Madame of the best bawdy house in the city]. Well worth listening to. To date we have three sets of audio CD's, may there be many more of what I consider to be the best of radio plays coming out of the BBC. Happy listening - well worth the purchase
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard Rogers on 26 Jun 2011
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This is the third release of the McLevy series and the quality of both story and production are top notch. The dialogue catches the Victorian era so well. Brian Cox is superb as Inspector McLevy; dour and serious, never letting up in his desire to catch criminals on his patch.
'Servant of The Crown' uses the back drop of the Crimean War, and the return of the many injured soldiers, to produce a fine story. Is Queen Victoria in mortal danger from here own troops? An emotional end brings out the caring side of the heart-of-stone Inspector.
'Picture of Innocence' finds a Judge dead; poisoned or an arsnic addict? His private life is not all it should be but neither is his wife's. Is McLevy letting his judgement become clouded by a pretty face? He calls on Jean Brash for her opinions and knowledge within the 'trade' to help him find the answer.

Inspector McLevy, once again, is great entertainment and well worth purchasing by fans of crime. Please can we have more!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David, Walailak, Thailand on 2 July 2011
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This is another in the McLevy mysteries and follows on from the theme of the others. While it's well put together and well acted it's somehow too similar to the previous mysteries. Thus, it feels that there is a lack of development in the characters. If your a keen McLevy fan then buy it if not perhaps you should give this one a miss.
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By ROBERT EDEN on 14 July 2014
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excellent a great story and a really engaging reader , a voice that really suits the main character
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