The first installment of this mystery series features Sir John Fielding, a blind yet brilliant magistrate in London’s Bow Street Court in the 18th century. Fielding is assisted in his investigation of the death of Lord Richard Goodhope by his 13-year-old errand boy, Jeremy, who he rescued from a life of penury on the streets. Although Goodhope was discovered behind locked doors with a shot to the head and the gun at his feet, there is reason to believe that he was murdered. Their enquiries reveal that the victim was a man with many enemies due to the dissolute life that he led.
Alexander entertains the readers with his clever plotting, colorful characters, and energetic story-telling. The author has a winning combination of likable characters and well-conceived stories to begin his very popular Sir John Fielding mystery series.
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