Book Reviews of Death of a Colonial (Sir John Fielding, Bk 6)

Death of a Colonial (Sir John Fielding, Bk 6)
Death of a Colonial - Sir John Fielding, Bk 6
Author: Bruce Alexander
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425177020
ISBN-10: 0425177025
Publication Date: 10/1/2000
Pages: 304
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4 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Sixth in the Sir John Fielding historical mystery series set around the Bow Street Court in late 1700's London. Sir John is commissioned to investigate a claimant to the estate of a very wealthy nobleman--an estate that was left without heir because the previous owner was sent to the gallows by Sir John himself. It's suspected that the claimant is a false one--a long lost brother who has not been seen nor heard from, having disappeared to the American Colonies eight years previous. Sir John and his sixteen-year-old assistant Jeremy, from whose POV the stories are told and the rest of the family are off to Bath to interview the mother of the supposed claimant and then things start to get interesting. This was a typically interesting, enjoyable visit back in time and with well-loved and well-fleshed characters. Excellent entry in the series.
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A who-is-it rather than a who-dun-it. Alexander's same finely reasoned, well characterized type of engrossing story.
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Bruce Alexander's splendid series about Sir John Fielding, the blind 18th century London magistrate, moves along from strength to strength....As usual, Alexander's eye for period detail is sharp and subtle.
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This is a great series. You will enjoy each of the mystery/crime books by the late author.