Detective McLevy's Rogues Gallery: Faces of Crime 1870-1917

Event to discuss new book "Detective McLevy's Casebook" featured at ‘Rogues Gallery: Faces of Crime 1870-1917’, national exhibition, 25 Oct – 1 Dec 2017, Monday to Friday, 9.30-4.30pm

Delivered by National Records of Scotland in partnership with Edinburgh City Archives, the exhibition will bring visitors face-to-face with Scotland’s criminal past – from an infamous murderer to con artists, pickpockets, petty thieves and more. It will pair striking images from mug shot albums with carefully selected extracts from trial records to convey a unique insight into criminal justice in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Avril Gray, Programme Leader of MSc Publishing (SACI) and Publishing Manager for Merchiston Publishing said: “It is so incredibly exciting to see our students’ work showcased as part of this national exhibition. Detective McLevy is credited with being the real-life inspiration behind Sherlock Holmes, so it is highly appropriate that our book of short stories, which is based on true crimes, has a central place. It is fantastic to be working with National Records of Scotland and Edinburgh City Archives and I would like to thank them for being so supportive of our staff and our students' work.”

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Europe, Culture and External Affairs, said: “In the Year of History Heritage and Archaeology, Rogues Gallery throws light on a shadowy side of Scotland’s story, revealing the rarely-told tales of famous and forgotten figures who are part of our nation’s history.”