The Color of Death

The Color of Death

Book - 2001 | Berkley Prime Crime mass market edition --.
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Suspicion and fear are running high in London, as a gang of expert criminals terrorizes the town in a spree of robbery and murder. And in a time when slavery is still practiced in the colonies, there is but one peculiar clue to the identity of this group: The robbers are all black men.

The blind judge Sir John Fielding is on the case to ensure that the guilty are punished and that no hasty conclusions are made. But when Sir John takes a bullet to the shoulder, his young protégé, Jeremy Proctor, must lead this most delicate investigation under his bedridden counsel. And when Jeremy begins to turn over stones, he and Sir John come to find that black and white are never as simple as they seem....

"Lively storytelling...accurate period details...Alexander offers food for thought as well as first class entertainment."-- Publisher's Weekly

"Alexander is wonderful at catching the pungent flavor of this grandly messy emerging world capital."-- The Washington Post
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 2001.
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass market edition --.
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780425182031
0425182037
Branch Call Number: ALE
Characteristics: 313 pages --.

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busy2016
Aug 01, 2016

Smuggler's Moon is next, but only via ebook.

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Roundcat
Mar 25, 2015

Racism in the British Empire, robbery and murder, and some of the younger characters maturing are some of the themes of this seventh in the Sir John Fielding series. Robberies by what may or may not be a group of African men complicates life for those who are black, but not involved. A new recruit to the Bow Street Runners does not seem to be as competent as the job requires. Annie and Jeremy take on new rolls and responsibilities. This is a complex mystery revealing human faults and historical inequities. I learned a great deal while being entertained.

ser_library May 15, 2011

atmospheric and accurate description of criminal and police life and activities in london

reminiscent of Archie and Nero Wolfe

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