Blind Justice

Blind Justice

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2009], ©1994
ISBN: 9780425232743
0425232743
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ale
Description: 314 pages ; 21 cm

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Feb 18, 2017

What a fun book with a different twist of having the book's observer being its 13 yr old protagonist. I looked for more of Alexander's books but didn't find any more in the Sir John Fielding series except in other formats that I don't use (large print, download). Highly recommend it!

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Roundcat
Nov 20, 2014

The story uses the locked door mystery problem and the "perhaps you are wondering why I have called you all here" method of proving the detectives theory of how it was done and why. Also the young Jeremy Proctor acts as a sort of Archie Goodwin to Sir John Fielding's Nero Wolfe. Jeremy runs errands, does housework, and makes observations about things that the blind Fielding cannot see. Since this is the first book in a series, Jeremy's history and that of Fielding are given to us in depth, so as to set the scene for upcoming books. The reader cares about the main characters. The tone is definitely of the period and well written. I am looking forward to reading the whole series.

EuSei Sep 05, 2013

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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Astahola
Jul 10, 2010

Great book! Long but interesting read with lots of period details and well developed characters.
Recommended by a neighbor and we are going to read them all. Author died about 2004.

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EuSei Sep 05, 2013

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

EuSei Sep 05, 2013

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)

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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

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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