Mistress Of The Just Land: A Jean Brash Mystery 1 by David AshtonMistress Of The Just Land: A Jean Brash Mystery 1 by David Ashton

Mistress Of The Just Land: A Jean Brash Mystery 1

byDavid Ashton

Paperback | October 22, 2019

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'Jean Brashis my favourite character and David Ashton's writing is as delicious, elegant and compelling as she is'Siobhan Redmond (Jean Brash in BBC Radio 4's McLevy series)

Jean Brash, who first appeared in BBC Radio 4's Inspector McLevy mysteries, is a formidable woman in her prime. Once a child of the streets, she is now Mistress of the Just Land, the best bawdy-hoose in Edinburgh and her pride and joy. But a murder in her establishment could wreck everything.

New Year's Day - and through the misty streets of Victorian Edinburgh an elegant, female figure walks the cobblestones - with a certain vengeful purpose. Jean Brash, the Mistress of the Just Land, brings her cool intelligence to solving a murder, a murder that took place in her own bawdy-hoose.
A prominent judge, strangled and left dangling, could bring her whole life to ruin and she didn't haul herself off the streets, up through low dirty houses of pleasure and violent vicious men - to let that come to pass. The search for the killers will take Jean back into her own dark past as she uncovers a web of political and sexual corruption in the high reaches of the Edinburgh establishment.
A young boy's death long ago is demanding justice but, as the body count increases, she has little time before a certainInspector James McLevycomes sniffing round like a wolf on the prowl.
Jean may be on the side of natural justice but is she on the side of the law? Or will the law bring her down?
DAVID ASHTONwas born in Greenock in 1941.He studied at Central Drama School, London, from 1964 to 1967, and most recently appeared inThe Last King of ScotlandandThe Etruscan Smile. David started writing in 1984 and he has seen many of his plays and TV adaptations broadcast - he wrote early episodes ofEastEndersandCasualty, and twelve M...
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Title:Mistress Of The Just Land: A Jean Brash Mystery 1Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 7.88 × 5.12 × 0.78 inShipping dimensions:7.88 × 5.12 × 0.78 inPublished:October 22, 2019Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1473632277

ISBN - 13:9781473632271

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Ashton is an old hand at milking the Old Town, New Town and Leith for their maximum atmosphere, suspense and air of criminality. That, combined with the intriguing premise of a crime-solving brotel-keeper, makes Mistress of the Just Land a most diverting page turner-Herald