Reissue of the first of the late Alexander's outstanding series set in London in the 1760s, featuring a real historical figure: the blind justice Sir Henry Fielding, founder of the Bow Street Runners police squad and brother of the novelist Henry Fielding. — Louise Jones
Now in trade paperback, the very first John Fielding historical mystery.
Falsely charged of theft in 1768 London, thirteen-year-old orphaned printer's apprentice Jeremy Proctor finds his only hope in the legendary Sir John Fielding. Fielding, founder of the Bow Street Runners police force, then recruits young Jeremy in his mission to fight London's most wicked crimes.
About the Author
Bruce Alexander is the pseudonym for a well-known author of fiction and non-fiction. The previous books in this series are Blind Justice, Murder in Grub Street (Named by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book in 1995), Watery Grave, Person or Persons Unknown (named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the best novels of 1997), Jack, Knave and Fool, and Death of a Colonial.