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David S. (ds) reviewed The Color of Death (Sir John Fielding, Bk 7) on
Another in the Sir John Fielding mystery series. The late author, who was the former books editor of USA Today, has captured London's streets of the late 18th century in this fascinating series of page-turners about the city's first organized police force, led by Fielding,and called the Bow Street Runners. The second book in the series was a "NY Times Notable Book" but many others, including this one, deserved the same praise. Highly recommended for anyone who likes historical fiction, especially people who enjoyed Patrick O'Brien's seafaring tales.Great writing and historical detail throughout.
The houses of the wealthy are being robbed by a gang of black men who break in, herd the servants to the kitchen and then disappear with the loot.
With Sir Joseph Fielding in bed with a bullet wound, Jeremy Proctor has to do more than run errands, now he must investigate the crimes. It gets difficult as one of the criminals may be a friend, another may be a girl he would like to be more friendly with, and yet another may even be one of the Bow Street Runners.
And what does the present crime wave have in common with a case Sir Joseph tried years ago? And who is that naked woman in his bed?
There are plots within plots, and red herrings abound, in this exciting novel. Sadly, this series has only four more volumes for me to read.