"It's up to blind magistrate Sir John Fielding and his seeing-eye dogsbody Jeremy Proctor (Jack, Knave and Fool, 1998, etc.) to figure out whether the claimant is as sterling as the estate he claims."
Death Of A Colonial ($23.95; Sept. 13; 288 pp.; 0-399-14564-8): Just as the Crown is about to seize the estate of Arthur Paltrow, a nobleman hanged for murder, Arthur's younger brother Lawrence, missing for seven years, returns to stake his claim.
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