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Blind Justice

Alexander, Bruce (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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First of a series featuring Sir John Fielding, a magistrate who in the 18th Century co-founded London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners. The narrator is Jeremy Proctor, a 13-year-old orphan who serves as Fielding's eyes. Fielding is blind. The series opens with the "suicide" of a lord known for his gambling and extra-marital affairs.
Authors: Alexander, Bruce, 1932-
Title: Blind justice
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2009], c1994
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 21 cm
Notes: "The first Sir John Fielding mystery"--Cover
Summary: First of a series featuring Sir John Fielding, a magistrate who in the 18th Century co-founded London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners. The narrator is Jeremy Proctor, a 13-year-old orphan who serves as Fielding's eyes. Fielding is blind. The series opens with the "suicide" of a lord known for his gambling and extra-marital affairs.
ISBN: 0425232743
9780425232743
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ale
Statement of Responsibility: Bruce Alexander
Subject Headings: London (England) Fiction Great Britain History Fiction Blind Fiction Fielding, John, Sir, 1721-1780 Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Blind
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Sep 05, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful book, very well written, an engrossing story fictionalizing the life of Sir John Fielding (Henry Fielding’s blind brother). The story is by the older Jeremy Proctor, who was 13 years of age in the story. The narrative is in tune with the style of that era, but without being difficult for modern readers to follow. Mr. Alexander was another of those talented writers who didn’t need subterfuges such as graphic sex scenes or obscenities to try to grasp his readers’ attention; he just wrote a very well-woven story. I highly recommend it. And be sure you get the other books of this series, which, I believe, totals 11 volumes.

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Sir John Fielding and his young assistant, the orphan Jeremy Proctor, investigate the apparent suicide of Lord Richard Goodhope, former friend of His Majesty King George III

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Sep 05, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If God had truly meant women to be our helpmates, as scripture informs us, then He should have provided them with brains sufficient to the task. (Sir John Fielding to Jeremy Proctor)

Sep 05, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Can you imagine it? His Royal Highness King George the Third—a madman? (Sir John Fielding to Mr. Donnelly and Jeremy Proctor.)

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