Smuggler's Moon

Smuggler's Moon

Book - 2001
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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2001
ISBN: 9780399147746
0399147748
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 247 pages ;,24 cm

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Apr 25, 2015

The 8th book in the Sir John Fielding series pulls in Black Jack Bilbo and Jimmy Bunkins as well as several Bow Street Runners. Sir John is asked to investigate charges against the magistrate in the town of Deal, on the coast of the English Channel. This becomes a major project to defeat the local "Owling Trade" (smuggling) and solve several murders. Clarissa participates, because Lady Fielding is nursing her sick mother, so Clarissa cannot be left on her own. She contributes substantially to the gathering of information. Altogether this was a very entertaining book and several avenues of further developments have opened by the end of it.

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