4 Nor Will He Sleep

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The streets of Edinburgh seethe with anarchy as two gangs of students rival each other in wild exploits. After a pitched battle between them, an old woman is found savagely battered to death in Leith Harbour. Enter the Thieftaker – Inspector Jame McLevy.

Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, is in the city to bury his deceased father, and the two recognise each other as observers of the dark side of human nature and both hopeless insomniacs.

But glimpses of the murderer indicate a slender, androgynous figure with a silver cane, which is used to lethal effect. A dancing killer non unlike Mr Edward Hyde. Is it just a coincidence Mr Stevenson is back in town?

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