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Lively writing in this atmospheric novel,
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This review is from: Fall from Grace An Inspector McLevy Mystery (Paperback)There have been a number of enjoyable short plays on BBC Radio 4 written by David Ashton featuring the idiosyncratic detective McLevy, constable Mulholland and the bawdy-house madam, Jean Brash. All three feature in this detective novel along with a number of other memorable characters. It takes a little time to get into this particular story, but once it's going it keeps you gripped, not least, by the lively and very humorous writing counter-balanced by the atmospheric descriptions of the darker side of Edinburgh in the Victorian era. The story intertwines with the real-life events surrounding the building and ultimate fate of the first railway bridge over the river Tay.
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Initial post: 7 Jan 2010 13:14:15 GMT
Why hasn't this been adapted for the TV screen as I for one would enjoy it very much.........particularly if the great Brian Cox continued to play the leading role.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2010 15:39:13 GMT
Dear jeannie960. I couldn't agree more about a TV adaptation and about Brian Cox: he'd be perfect in the part. And, ideally have Siobhan Redmond playing Jean Brash.
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