WorldCat Identities

Alexander, Bruce 1932-2003

Overview
Works: 43 works in 361 publications in 8 languages and 12,636 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television programs  Film adaptations  Television series  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Alexander
The price of murder by Bruce Alexander( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind eighteenth-century London judge Sir John Fielding returns in the tenth novel of Bruce Alexander's critically acclaimed mystery series. In The Price of Murder, Sir John and Jeremy are drawn deep into the notorious Seven Dials section of London, where they must contend with the most sordid inclinations of both the working class and the aristocracy. When the body of a young girl is pulled from the Thames, Sir John and Jeremy begin to investigate; but the girl's mother is nowhere to be found, until Jeremy's search for clues leads him to the racetrack. There, he discovers just how dangerous the high-stakes battle is that he has gotten himself into-and, when an acquaintance of his own suddenly disappears, just how terribly steep the odds
Smuggler's moon by Bruce Alexander( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Off the water that separates England from France, near the seaside town of Deal, it is a well-known fact that "owling," a local term for the illegal cargo trade, thrives on the moonlit beaches. At the behest of a very concerned Lord Chief Justice. Sir John and Jeremy travel to Deal to investigate the town magistrate, accused of complicity in the smuggling. Oddly, the young man is a trusted protege of the Lord Chief Justice himself."--Jacket
Jack, knave, and fool by Bruce Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Fielding, the blind 18th century judge, and Jeremy Proctor, his young assistant, investigate the death by poison of a lord during a concert in London. His wife is poisoned soon after
Rules of engagement by Bruce Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final novel featuring blind 18th-century judge Sir John Fielding and his assistant Jeremy, the suicide of a lord happens at the same time a hypnotism specialist arrives in London--a man patronized by the lord's wife. It's a coincidence Fielding cannot fail to notice
Blind justice by Bruce Alexander( Book )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First of a series featuring Sir John Fielding, a magistrate who in the 18th Century co-founded London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners. The narrator is Jeremy Proctor, a 13-year-old orphan who serves as Fielding's eyes. Fielding is blind. The series opens with the "suicide" of a lord known for his gambling and extra-marital affairs
Death of a colonial by Bruce Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and French and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th century London, Sir John Fielding, the blind magistrate, faces pressure to disallow a claim on an estate by the brother of a hanged man. The king wants it and can only have it if there are no heirs
An experiment in treason by Bruce Alexander( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a potentially dangerous collection of letters is stolen from a prominent official and turns up in Massachusetts, Sir John Fielding investigates, only to find that the supposed thief has turned up dead
Murder in Grub Street by Bruce Alexander( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth-century London judge Sir John Fielding investigates the murder of a publisher and his family that seems too easily solved
Watery grave by Bruce Alexander( Book )

23 editions published between 1007 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off Cape Town in 1767, the captain of a British frigate drowns in a storm and a lieutenant is accused of pushing him overboard. Sir John Fielding, a blind magistrate, is given the case, helped by his 14-year-old assistant who narrates this tale
Person or persons unknown by Bruce Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Fielding and his young ward, Jeremy Proctor, face a series of cimes that hit shockingly close to home. Based on the life and work of John Fielding, famous as cofounder of London's first police force and as magistrate of keen intellect, fairness and uncommon detective ability -- and he was blind
The color of death by Bruce Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Fielding is one who is shot when "suspicion and fear are running high in London, as a gang of expert criminals terrorizes the town in a spree of robbery and murder. ... There is but one peculiar clue to the identity of this group: The robbers are all black men."--Jacket
A touch of Frost by Don Leaver( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Jason is Detective Inspector Jack Frost, a policeman with a knack for attracting trouble. Set in the dreary town of Denton, Frost approaches each case with his characteristic dry wit and sense of moral justice
A touch of frost by David Jason( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Britain's most successful detective series starring award-winning actor David Jason as Detective Inspector Jack Frost, a policeman with a knack for attracting trouble
A touch of Frost by David Jason( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1. DI Frost must deal with a desperate mother and solve a 20 year old missing persons case following the discovery of a teenage girl's remains. Episode 2. The Heal family are appalled to see the man whose lorry killed three of their members some years earlier is driving a bus. Because the lorry 's mechanism was faulty he was acquitted of dangerous driving but the Heals are not happy and Andy Heal goes to the bus depot for a confrontation. Later the driver and his conductress are abducted from their bus. The conductress is diabetic and needs her insulin shots and, after a television appeal, she is dumped, alive, in town, not far from an alley where a clown is found dead. He recently entertained at a children's party where one of the mothers has a pathological phobia of clowns, and believes she attacked him without knowing. However, it turns out that he was also a thief, robbing the houses he visited and his killer may have been somebody else. In solving the death and finding the bus driver Frost's work is not helped by having to work with a female sergeant who had once reported him for being unprofessional. Episode 3. The naked bodies of three young men are found, arranged in a triangle, in a grave at an old burial site and an American anthropologist insists to Frost that these are ritual killings. However the fact that she has a book to promote and reports of unrest among local Eastern European immigrant workers suggest that the murders are not mystical at all. Ever the maverick, Frost enjoys crossing swords with James Callum, an unpleasant local business man who is going to tear down the local youth club to make way for new offices. When Callum's fitness instructress mistress, Rosemary, is found dead on her houseboat, and evidence also suggests that another of Callum's girlfriends died in suspicious circumstances some years earlier Frost cannot wait to pounce. First, however, he must get past Callum's adoring personal assistant, Michael. Perhaps a spot of breaking and entering would help Frost find the clues he is after
Rules of engagement by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The price of murder by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind eighteenth-century London judge Sir John Fielding returns in the tenth novel of Bruce Alexander's critically acclaimed mystery series. In The Price of Murder, Sir John and Jeremy are drawn deep into the notorious Seven Dials section of London, where they must contend with the most sordid inclinations of both the working class and the aristocracy. When the body of a young girl is pulled from the Thames, Sir John and Jeremy begin to investigate; but the girl's mother is nowhere to be found, until Jeremy's search for clues leads him to the racetrack. There, he discovers just how dangerous the high-stakes battle is that he has gotten himself into-and, when an acquaintance of his own suddenly disappears, just how terribly steep the odds
Blind justice by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First of a series featuring Sir John Fielding, a magistrate who in the 18th Century co-founded London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners. The narrator is Jeremy Proctor, a 13-year-old orphan who serves as Fielding's eyes. Fielding is blind. The series opens with the "suicide" of a lord known for his gambling and extra-marital affairs
Jack, knave & fool by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Fielding, the blind 18th century judge, and Jeremy Proctor, his young assistant, investigate the death by poison of a lord during a concert in London. His wife is poisoned soon after
The color of death by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspicion and fear are running high in London as a ruthless gang of black criminals terrorizes the town in a spree of robbery and murder. Ladies are held at gunpoint in their homes, innocent men are shot, and a young maid's throat is slashed from ear to ear. When Sir John and Jeremy set out to find out who is behind the menace, they discover that the difference between black and white is not as simple as it seems, and learn that the deeds being committed are even darker than imagined
Death of a colonial by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th century London, Sir John Fielding, the blind magistrate, faces pressure to disallow a claim on an estate by the brother of a hanged man. The king wants it and can only have it if there are no heirs
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityCook, Bruce, 1932-2003

アレグザンダー, ブルース

Languages
English (222)

Spanish (26)

French (18)

Italian (9)

German (5)

Dutch (4)

Japanese (2)

Danish (1)

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Smuggler's moonJack, knave, and foolRules of engagementBlind justiceDeath of a colonialAn experiment in treasonMurder in Grub StreetWatery grave