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Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander
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Jan 07, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-mysteries, first-of-a-series
Read in January, 2010

The first book in a historical crime series set in 1768 London featuring Sir John Fielding, a blind magistrate and founder of the Bow Street Runners police force. The narrator is Jeremy Proctor, 13 years old when the story starts and recent orphaned. Jeremy runs to London, where he is quickly tricked and accused of theft by a con artist. He ends up in front of Sir John, who easily figures the truth of the matter and then takes Jeremy under his wing. Jeremy ends up assisting him when Sir John investigates the locked room death of Lord Richard Goodhope. The mystery was sufficiently interesting and difficult to guess the resolution. Jeremy is a very appealing protagonist -- innocent, clever, and eager to please in this book. And Sir John is likeable and demands respect. I plan to continue reading this series.
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JG (The Introverted Reader) Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I love finding out about new-to-me historical mysteries! My husband doesn't read a lot, but he does enjoy this kind of thing, so I'm always on the lookout for something new to introduce him to.

Dorie JG, I do recommend this book. I can't wait to read more of the series, but had to order it from the library. What I didn't realize when I was reading it was the character of Sir John Fielding is based an actual person who lived much as he is portrayed.

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