What’s on the Bookshelf? Vol. 8

I should just change the name of this blog to “She Reads Too Much” because that might be a truer statement.

The most recent book is Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander. It’s about Sir John Fielding, the blind magistrate who founded the first organized police force, the Bow Street Runners.

In the book, narrator Jeremy Proctor (a fictitious character) is held on trial before Sir John, who takes pity on the boy and lets Jeremy live with him for a short period. A murder takes place, and the two investigate. Twists and turns abound.

I first read this book when I was in eighth grade. Despite my youth when I first discovered the series, it’s not for children (but teenagers can enjoy it).

Rereading this series and the wonderful Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian is like visiting old friends you haven’t seen in a while. You reminisce about what happened, and gladly.

I really need to get out more.

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