Alexander, Bruce. Blind Justice. New York: Berkley Books, 1995, c1994.
Young Jeremy Proctor flees to London after his father is murdered in the village where they run a printing shop. After being falsely accused of theft, he ends up in the court of the blind Sir John Fielding. Fielding takes the boy under his wings until he can find a suitable placement for Jeremy in the printing trade. Before long, Fielding is called to conduct an enquiry at the home of Lord Goodhope. A man has been shot in the library which was locked at the time. In spite of his blindness, Fielding is an excellent investigator, and Jeremy proves to be valuable to him as his "eyes." An autopsy reveals that there was another possible cause of death. An excellent historical mystery. I look forward to continuing with this series. (4.5 of 5 stars)