Blind magistrate Sir John Fielding investigates corruption and murder in the seaside town of Deal, which has become a haven for smugglers.
Meet 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.
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I liked this series, when I was younger and stupider, but now I recognize it as another that bowdlerizes history for the benefit of modern sensibilities. All this marrying the lower classes and elevating urchins would never have happened in that time period, and seriously distracts from the overall presentation.
I agree with the previous reviewer in all aspects. Even though this book was a bit weaker in story, it was barely. It still had all the charm and captivated me as I read it. I hope Mr. Alexander continues the series!
While the 'mystery' part of this book is not too difficult to solve and is not as strong as previous novels, this is still a nice addition to the series. One truly cares about the characters and that makes all the difference.