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The Blind Beak

(1954)
A novel by

 
 
It is Eighteenth-century London and criminals are rife throughout the city.

The Blind Magistrate, Sir John Fielding, otherwise known as 'The Blind Beak', has instigated the Bow Street Runners to combat them.

Among them is a man named Nick Rathburn, of a mysterious birth, who finds his luck coming and going throughout his life.

In one particular instance, he manages to fight his way out of Newgate Gaol and by some twist of fate, becomes a secret agent for 'The Blind Beak'.

Before long however, as Sir John, amidst the Gordon Riots, is in the hands of the terrorising mob, Nick faces the death on the gallows at Tyburn...

Ernest Dudley (23rd July 1908-01st February 2006) was born in Worcestershire and started acting in Ireland. He soon married Jane Graham, who was also an actor, before going onto write a variety of short stories and novels. He later became a reporter, as well as writing radio plays. He continued writing novels, stories and scripts until his death, aged 97.

Genre: Mystery    

Used availability for Ernest Dudley's The Blind Beak

Hardback Editions

September 1976 : UK Hardback

Title: Blind Beak
Author(s): Ernest Dudley
ISBN: 0-7066-0688-4 / 978-0-7066-0688-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Remploy
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blind Beak (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): Ernest Dudley
ISBN: 1-84782-218-5 / 978-1-84782-218-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blind Beak
Author(s): Ernest Dudley
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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