Off the water vthat separates England and France, near the seaside town of Deal, the practice of "Owling," a local term for illegal cargo trade. Sir John and his young protege Jeremy proctor have been sent to Deal to question the town magistrate, accused of complicity in the smuggling.
It was fine. Read it very quickly. When it was sent to me it was suggested I should really start with number one and maybe that would have made a difference. As it was, it was OK, just not my kind of mystery book.
This is the eighth volume in Bruce Alexander's mystery series of Sir John Fielding, the "Blind Beak" of Bow Street, London.
I hate everything about this series.
I hate the person at the used book store who, having asked what kind of books I was looking for, got me started reading this series by handing me the first book in this series and saying, "You might find this interesting."
I hate picking up one of the books in this series as, despite having other books open, I cannot stop reading until I have finished it, even staying up until the early morning hours.
I hate the fact that this is the eighth book in the series.
I hate that there are only three more novels in this series.
I hate the author for dying before he could write more books in this series.