Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian Inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
In "For Unto Us", it is Christmas, but McLevy doubts that peace on Earth and goodwill to all men will apply among the criminal fraternity of Leith.
Sure enough, as snow falls on the cobbled streets, the Inspector and Constable Mulholland find themselves on the icy trail of an ingenious cat-burglar. The Trophy Club sees McLevy blocked at every turn in his efforts to solve the cruel murder of a young prostitute.
Convinced that the killer is from the highest level of Edinburgh society, he unwisely decides to bend the rules - with bitter consequences. It features two atmospheric BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations, starring Brian Cox as McLevy, Siobhan Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Mulholland.