Blind judge Sir John Fielding and his protg Jeremy Proctor arrive in the seaside town of Deal to question the town magistrate, accused of complicity in illegal smuggling. But just as their investigation begins, the smugglers turn murderous. Sir John believes he and Jeremy are facing some powerful enemies who not only control Smuggler's Beach, but the law as well.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing
Actually, this is #8 in the Sir John Fielding mysteries, and the scene of the action is not in London, but rather in Kent, in Deal. Fielding is sent there by the Lord Chief Justice to check up on Deal ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mendoza - LibraryThing
This is the 5th installment of Sir John Fielding (an actual magistrate in 1770's London). Alexanders attention to detail vividly brings this setting to life. He seems to be getting better at his ... Read full review