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Lord John and the Private Matter - Diana Gabaldon

Lord John and the Private Matter

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Published: 28th October 2008
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Includes a sneak preview of the next Outlander novel, An Echo in the Bone.

Adored bestselling author Diana Gabaldon brings us the first book in a new trilogy featuring many of the characters from her wildly popular Outlander series.

In her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels, Diana Gabaldon introduced millions of readers to a dazzling world of history and adventure — a world of vibrant settings and utterly unforgettable characters. Now one of these characters, Major Lord John Grey, opens the door to his own part of this world — eighteenth-century London, a seething anthill of nobility and rabble peopled by soldiers and spies, whores and dukes. Great Britain is battling France for supremacy on three continents — and life is good for a soldier.

The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London’s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s Army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade in arms, who may have been a traitor.

Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every stratum of English society — and threatens all he holds dear. From the bawdy houses of London’s night-world to the stately drawing rooms of the nobility, and from the blood of a murdered corpse to the thundering seas ruled by the majestic fleet of the East India Company, Lord John pursues the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a woman in green velvet, who may hold the key to everything — or nothing.

The early days of the Seven Years War come brilliantly to life in this historical mystery by an author whose unique and compelling storytelling has engrossed millions of readers worldwide.

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the internationally bestselling author of numerous historical novels. She lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Enjoyable and interesting

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from Weston, NSW, Australia

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Read Outlander Series
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Lord John and the Private Matter:

    Advantage to have read the first book in the series and the Outlander series before reading this book.

    Comment on this review

    "Packed with vivid description and detail. Gabaldon ably transports readers to 18th-century London, with all its reeking humanity and glitteringly elegant excess." "--BookPage

    ""[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England."" --Booklist"

    ISBN: 9780440241485
    ISBN-10: 0440241480
    Series: Lord John Grey Novels
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 338
    Published: 28th October 2008
    Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 10.4  x 3.0
    Weight (kg): 0.18