George V. Reilly

Review: Blind Justice

Blind Justice
Title: Blind Justice
Author: Bruce Alexander
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Berkeley
Copyright: 1994
Pages: 336
Keywords: historical mystery
Reading period: 10 January, 2016

The first in a series about Sir John Fielding, the blind magistrate who founded the Bow Street Runners, London’s first pro­fes­sion­al police force in 1749. Jeremy Proctor, a newly orphaned 13-year-old, is taken under Sir John’s wing and assists him in dis­cov­er­ing how the rakish Lord Goodhope was murdered in a locked room.

Although I figured out the murderer halfway through, I still enjoyed both the plot and the characters. Alexander vividly brings Georgian London to life.

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