By David Ashton
The 3rd in David Ashton's sequence of McLevy thrillers, A Trick of the sunshine sees McLevy group up with Arthur Conan Doyle to pursue a ruthless killer. it really is 1860 and a accomplice officer, Jonathen Sinclair, arrives in Edinburgh with a sheaf of cash to buy a blockade-runner from Clydeside shipbuilders. he's betrayed to the Union forces and is shot useless by way of their mystery brokers. who're they and the place is Sinclair's cash? in the meantime, a stunning younger American spiritualist, Sophia Adler, is the toast of upper-class Edinburgh along with her dramatic seances. even if, she might but end up to be the deadliest lady McLevy and Conan Doyle will ever come upon.
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White parchment skin, pitted and creviced, full lips with a curious pout like the ornamental fish of Jean Brash’s new garden pond in the Just Land, a slightly spread nose from keeking hard up against too many windows, tufts of salt-and-pepper hair sticking out from the nightcap, and, below a gloomy brow, the eyes. Slate-grey. Lupine. Not friendly. Seen too much. McLevy turned away abruptly. Like the hawker he had no use for further vanity but had bought the damned reflector because of a recent incident at the Leith station.
Reverend Snoddy. ’ The Countess smiled once more with a hint of condescension and Jean wondered if the woman believed the one before her to be as simple and shallow as presented; that would be more than useful. Of course she well knew that the couple had been doing the rounds of high society in Edinburgh, Magnus Bannerman preaching the possibilities of an ‘Unseen World’ and Sophia Adler a trumpeted conduit to the same. They had not as of yet seen fit to visit their talents upon the Just Land. Perhaps the incorporeal nature of their calling was incompatible with a bawdy-hoose but Mister Bannerman seemed certainly to be a man of parts.
You dragged yourself from the gutter, and the habit remains. To provoke, antagonise. From the gutter. ’ ‘You’d best depart,’ said Jean. ’ The Countess stood, fished in her handbag to find a small purse from which she extracted some coins and then laid them carefully on the table. ‘For your trouble,’ she remarked. Then she waited for a moment, gazing thoughtfully down at the seated woman. ’ ‘I like to be noticed,’ was the retort. A shake of the head as if taste was a subject wasted on the garish, then the Countess’s face once more set itself in concerned sympathy.