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Nor Will He Sleep: An Inspector McLevy Mystery [Kindle Edition]

David Ashton
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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'McLevy is one of the great psychological creations and Ashton is the direct heir to Robert Louis Stevenson' --Brian Cox, star of the BBC radio 4 McLevy play

'An intriguing Victorian detective story ... elegant and convincing' --The Times

'David Ashton's writing is excellent, his characters thoroughly convincing, and his narrative grabs you ... and doesn't let you go' --The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

'a city of dark and light, of Jekyll and Hyde, with one of the world s first detectives sniffing out its hypocrisies, secrets and deepest, darkest desires' --Scotland on Sunday

'David Ashton's writing is excellent, his characters thoroughly convincing, and his narrative grabs you ... and doesn't let you go' --The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

'An accomplished murder mystery which effortlessly paints a vivid picture of the dark and often savage streets of Edinburgh in 1887' --Scottish Field

'David Ashton's writing is excellent, his characters thoroughly convincing, and his narrative grabs you ... and doesn't let you go' --The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

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1887. The streets of Edinburgh seethe with youthful anarchy as two rival gangs of students, Scarlet Runners and White Devils, try to outdo each other in wild exploits. After a pitched battle between them, an old woman is found savagely battered to death in Leith Harbour. Enter Inspector James McLevy, a little more grizzled, but unchanging in his fierce desire to mete out justice. As the inspector delves further he meets up with one Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Jekyll and Hyde, in the city to bury his recently deceased father.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 504 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon (6 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EU9XICO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,247 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I like who-dunnits and I enjoy the history of the Victorian period and so novels of this sort are endlessly fascinating to me. I particularly enjoy history when it is told through the lives of 'real' characters and they don't come more 'real' and factually researched than those in the books of David Ashton. How much more interesting is history told this way rather than through the medium of factual books which leave out the social history so that you can be bombarded by solid facts. I want to know what went on in the minds of people in history and not just what happened to them and for me historical novels do this admirably.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how to write! 25 Oct 2013
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David Ashton, the supreme wordsmith, paints an evocative and compelling picture of life in Victorian Edinburgh, with all it's wrinkles and flaws and invites you in for a nail biting ride of excitement. Tough and gritty and yet at times warm and tender this is a story about real people and their real problems, seasoned with occasional brutal violence. McClevy is just the sort of policeman you want on your side, someone who just sets out to get the bad guy's.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Puzzling 15 Nov 2013
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I love David Ashton's McLevy radio plays, and this novel version, like the others, does not disappoint.

A great read with the usual finely-observed characters.

But here he has decided to shoehorn another historical figure into the plot. I really don't know why he does this. We've had Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this time it's Robert Louis Stevenson. I enjoyed it but this determination to hammer such figures into the action whether they fit or not is..., well, puzzling.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle read 18 Oct 2013
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An excellent read, this is a great series of books - the language draws you into the period and the characters
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3.0 out of 5 stars not my favourite 5 July 2014
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Found the writers format slightly confusing not really my kind of book wasn't gripped by the story or the characters
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another HIstorical Detection! 8 May 2014
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Victorian Crime. Intricate plot with several twist and turns. Using R L Stevenson in the story gave it added twist.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nor will he sleep 6 May 2014
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Good and worth reading but not in my view as good as previous ones. Too much philosophizing and a bit slow in places. Will continue with series, hope it gets better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fine read 4 May 2014
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A fine writer ,I love McLevy. Always brilliantly researched and written. A nice touch to involve Robert Louis Stevenson
A good sense of time and place
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As good a copper as Rebus!!!
I really like this author . Brilliant historical novel, enjoyable,McLevy is the original Rebus, because he was a real Edinburgh copper
Published 2 months ago by Robert
4.0 out of 5 stars A different style
An unusual tale, written in an unusual style. A little difficult to follow initially, but worth the effort. I felt the need to research to see how much of it was based on fact!!
Published 2 months ago by Alana
5.0 out of 5 stars very enjoyable
I like to be immersed in the writing, and I was pleasantly surprised by this author will read more books
Published 3 months ago by lynn keane
5.0 out of 5 stars great author
As always good read and excellent theme. Make sure you are in a warm room as you can feel the bad weather of the period
Published 3 months ago by Daniel Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars another great read
David Ashton evokes the spirit of "Auld Reekie" and his characters are real and loveable - even the "baddies". Read more
Published 4 months ago by Martin Ruane
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspector McLevy - more please Mr Ashton
Great read, it is really well written and holds your interest right to the end, please can we have more
Published 4 months ago by seonaidbheag
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a reasonable tale but...
I bought this on the 99p deal of the Day so I have not read anything else in this series. The story line was quite good but I found a few things irritating;the use of words which... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cheryl Havelot
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story
loved this book. mostly loved to language and the description of auld reeky. good story with plenty of pace. Enjoy!
Published 5 months ago by Sandra Lowlands
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent read
I have read several in this series and have enjoyed them all. Good characters,fast moving plot and excellent writing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lancslass
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