The Color of Death

The Color of Death

Book - 2000
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Packed with rich historical detail, colorful characters, and gripping plotlines, this series has been hailed as "a joy to read" (The Wall Street Journal) and "a rich, rewarding trip for everyone" (The New York Times). Now, in The Color of Death, Sir John and his young assistant, Jeremy, face one of the most sinister crime waves of their time. 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 slahed 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.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2000
ISBN: 9780399146480
0399146482
Branch Call Number: FIC/Alexa 359401 1
Characteristics: 279 p

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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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