OK, so I've had this idea in my head for a while. I want to tackle mystery, but in a new angle, in a new light. I want to see if I can write a mystery story where the MC is blind, and I mean blind physically. Better yet, it's through his POV. Now, if the setting were today, then it'd be easy because there's Braille, speaking programs for computers, and all that stuff. But I went ahead and took that setting... ...and moved it back to Colonial America, specifically 1770s at the time of the American Revolution. His background and everything, I can take care of that. (Maybe he's the son of a lawyer or something, that way it's plausible that he'd go solve the mysteries with the help of siblings and friends) What I wanted to know is: Is that too tricky? Would I have to, instead, write it from a third-person perspective? I was considering switching POVs to a sighted person in some chapters/scenes so we can get a glipse of the world the character (Let's call the main character Amos) lives in. However, I don't want it to be so sudden and distracting if the readers can see in one chapter but in the next, they can't and Amos is in another place. Now that I think back on it, it's probably a bit confusing. Another problem I have is the climaxes. How would I build up tension when Amos confronts the perpetrator of the mystery? He won't be able to see the criminal reaching for a gun/saber (he'll probably hear it though). That's why I was considering the switching POV. It's just a neat idea. What do you think of it? EDIT: The reason I don't want it to be put in third-person, because I felt it would be confusing. We're seeing, say, a red-brick building in front of Amos, but he can't.