(From the publisher):
When a nobleman who is the last of his line is executed, his possessions are expected to go to the Crown. Then a man appears - claiming to be the nobleman's younger brother who disappeared seven years ago - and declares his right to the estate. But if he really is the blood kin of the executed man, where has been for so long? And why does his mother react to him so oddly? To find the answers, blind magistrate Sir John Fielding and his ward Jeremy Proctor must travel from London to Bath to Oxford - and finally to a much darker place...
Original title: Death of a Colonial
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical