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Read this - it's brilliant.
on 19 July 2007
FALL FROM GRACE is totally compelling. If you've read SHADOW OF THE SERPENT you'll know that Ashton creates a world you inhabit with his characters; if it wasn't impossible you'd swear that the author lived in 19th century Edinburgh.
But this is no historical study - it's a tingling, scary, thrilling tale which thrusts you from low-life to grandee, from the bordello to the great house with a deftness of touch and an unflinching ironic gaze.The story is literally breath-taking and the people in it are people you want to spend time with and who you miss when the story's done.
McLevy is becoming one of the icons of detective fiction.