Watery Grave (novel)

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Watery Grave
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Author Bruce Alexander
Country United States
Language English
Series Sir John Fielding, #3
Genre Historical Crime novel
Publication date
1996
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 265 pp
ISBN 0-399-14155-3
Preceded by Murder in Grub Street
Followed by Person or Persons Unknown

Watery Grave is the third historical mystery novel about Sir John Fielding by Bruce Alexander.

John Fielding British judge

Sir John Fielding was a notable English magistrate and social reformer of the 18th century. He was also the younger half-brother of novelist, playwright and chief magistrate Henry Fielding. Despite being blinded in a navy accident at the age of 19, John set up his own business and, in his spare time, studied law with Henry. Fielding was known as the "Blind Beak" for his ability to identify criminals by the sound of their voices.

Bruce Alexander Cook was an American journalist and author who also wrote under the pseudonym Bruce Alexander, creating historical novels about a blind 18th-century Englishman and also a 20th-century Mexican-American detective.

Plot summary

When the captain of a British warship falls overboard and drowns, a Naval court martial is convened to investigate a charge of murder. Sir John is petitioned by an old friend to aid in the investigation.


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