Blind Justice - Sir John Fielding, Bk 1 Author:Bruce Alexander In 1768, thirteen-year-old Jeremy Proctor arrived in London. The city streets, bustling with gamblers, prostitutes, and thieves, were certainly no place for a boy on his own, and trouble wasted no time in finding the lad. He was falsely charged with theft and arrested. — Jeremy was saved only by the wisdom and compassion of Sir John Fielding. Fie... more »lding was a man of great reputation, and for good reason. He had founded the Bow Street Runners, a police force that had reduced nighttime crime in London. He was as just as any magistrate in England. And Sir John was universally renowned for his skills as a detective. Most impressively, he had accomplished all this without the sense of sight.
But there was nothing lacking in his sense of justice, and after clearing Jeremy of the charges, Sir John and his new helper began a career of solving some of London's most wicked crimes...« less
This was my first historical fiction attempt. I have always feared that it would be annoying to read, filled with "proper" English words. I have also never been a fan of any history, finding most of it to be boring to me.
Bruce Alexander brought these characters to life! I feel as if I have personally met each and every one of them. I found myself involved in each of their activities, and feeling the emotions they were feeling. The mystery was not the same old same old that I have found in newer mystery novels, and was a fresh breath of air for me.
I will certainly be reading the rest of this series, and thank a fellow PBS'r for turning me on to another new author.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Alexander has created enjoyable and plausible characters beautifully integrated with true historical figures. I am definitely looking forward to reading more in this series