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Audible Premium Plus. Cancel anytime. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland. By: David Ashton. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. James in Her Own Words.
James McLevy — was a prominent detective in Edinburgh during the midth century, and later an author of popular crime mysteries. The son of a farmer, he was born in Ballymacnab in County Armagh , Ireland. McLevy later moved to Edinburgh , Scotland , and became a builder's labourer before joining the police force in In he became Edinburgh's first detective and handled 2, cases during his year career, almost always securing a conviction. His fame was such that the UK Parliament asked for his advice on dealing with criminals and Mary Carpenter , the great social reformer, quoted him in her paper on dealing with convicts. It is sometimes suggested that his writings helped to inspire Arthur Conan Doyle. McLevy sought forensic advice from members of the medical faculty at the University of Edinburgh , where Conan Doyle later studied.
How it all began - a remake of the first episode of the Victorian detective drama featuring Inspector James McLevy - which first aired on Radio 4 in Starring Brian Cox. The death of a bank manager from a heart attack might have seemed straightforward enough - except he was found dead and naked in the Water of Leith. When it's revealed that the man was last seen trying to "save" girls in a brothel run by Jean Brash, McLevy's suspicions are aroused.