Author Alexander's fictional series is centered on Fielding and his ability to solve the most complex crimes of the times. The novels, set in Georgian London feature the teeming mecca that was London in the 1700's. To read one of these books is to immerse yourself in a vividly realized, long gone culture - a living, breathing, tumultuous London where crime, petty and otherwise, ran rampant and 'policing' was a hit or miss affair. The hub of this world it seemed, was the brilliant magistrate and dispenser of justice, the blind Judge Fielding.
Beginning with the first book, BLIND JUSTICE, author Alexander gives Judge Fielding a helping hand in the figure of thirteen year old Jeremy Proctor, freshly arrived from the country. How Jeremy falls in with the judge and how their relationship grows and expands is developed over the next ten fascinating books.
Please go to the fantastic fiction website for a listing of all the titles in the Judge Fielding mysteries.
Tom Nolan for January Magazine conducted a terrific interview with Bruce Alexander in the Fall of 1999 which is available here.
If you're a fan of historical mysteries and for whatever reason are not familiar with this series, the Crime Alphabet 2011 Meme hosted by Kerrie at MYSTERIES IN PARADISE, is happy to bring Bruce Alexander to your attention.