Blind eighteenth-century London judge Sir John Fielding returns in the eighth novel of Bruce Alexander's critically acclaimed mystery series.Packed with rich historical detail, colorful characters, and gripping plotlines, this series has been hailed as "a joy to read" (The Wall Street Journal) and "a rich, rewarding trip for everyone" (The New York Times). In Smuggler's Moon, Sir John faces a most unlikely criminal.Off the water that separates England from France, it is a well-known fact that illegal cargo trade thrives in the moonlight. Yet, authorities are strangely lax in their efforts to catch the criminals. At the behest of the Lord Chief Justice, Sir John and Jeremy travel to the seaside town of Deal to investigate a suspect magistrate just as the smugglers turn murderous. What Sir John and Jeremy find in Deal is most alarming-the booty on Smuggler's Beach is not the only thing to fall into the wrong hands. So, it seems, might the law.