Friday, March 16, 2007
Blind Justice (Book #28)
Blind Justice (Bruce Alexander, 1995) is a mystery set in 18th century London, with its sleuth a real-life figure, the blind magistrate Sir John Fielding, brother of Henry Fielding and founder of the Bow Street Runners. (We see the action not through his eyes, but through those of a fictional young protege.) And it's a good read, even if I figured out whodunnit, and even if he gets the forms of address for certain members of the nobility wrong in an otherwise well-researched piece. (I've decided I have to stop casting books aside for that alone, or I'll run out of stuff to read.) I'm sure I'll seek out the sequels.