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Alexander, Bruce 1932-2003

Overview
Works: 39 works in 258 publications in 7 languages and 12,023 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1992.77.T67, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Alexander
The price of murder by Bruce Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,178 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
Jack, knave, and fool by Bruce Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,094 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
Smuggler's moon by Bruce Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,092 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
Death of a colonial by Bruce Alexander( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,029 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
Blind justice by Bruce Alexander( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,028 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
Rules of engagement by Bruce Alexander( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,027 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
An experiment in treason by Bruce Alexander( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 903 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 )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth-century London judge Sir John Fielding and his assistant, thirteen-year-old Jeremy Proctor, investigate the murders of a publisher and his family
Watery grave by Bruce Alexander( Book )

21 editions published between 1007 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 877 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 )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 842 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 )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and French and held by 789 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( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 415 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
Rules of engagement by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 171 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 137 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 )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 54 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 51 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
Death of a colonial by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 48 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( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fielding mysteries are a magical combination of period ambiance, vivid characterization, and intriguing plotlines. In the ninth of Alexander's acclaimed novels, Sir John Fielding, the blind eighteenth-century London judge, and his young assistant Jeremy, investigate the mystery surrounding a packet of letters that has been stolen from the London residence of a prominent official - and that turns up in the colony of Massachusetts. Why are the contents so compromising? Why has a suspect in the theft turned up dead? And what should Sir John do about his feeling that Benjamin Franklin himself is somehow complicit? While the political tensions rise, Sir John searches for answers and finds that justice isn't always served by the letter of the law
The color of death by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 46 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
Watery grave by Bruce Alexander( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 41 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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityCook, Bruce, 1932-2003

アレグザンダー, ブルース

Languages
English (152)

Spanish (21)

French (15)

Italian (9)

German (4)

Dutch (4)

Japanese (2)

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Jack, knave, and foolSmuggler's moonDeath of a colonialBlind justiceRules of engagementAn experiment in treasonMurder in Grub StreetWatery grave