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Lord John And The Private Matter : Lord John Series 1 : Lord John Grey - Gabaldon, Diana

Lord John And The Private Matter : Lord John Series 1

Lord John Grey

Paperback Published: October 2004
ISBN: 9780099461173
Number Of Pages: 464

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Lord John Grey is a man at the centre of the political upheavals that rocked Britain in the mid-18th Century. The Jacobites are still a threat, and the old enemy, France, is ready and willing to exploit the situation to its own advantage. London, Edinburgh and Paris are hotbeds of espionage, intrigue and murder. Lord John, having been removed from London for some time, appears to be above the plotting and does not appear to have any allegiance to one clique or another. So when murder happens, and seems to be the result of French espionage, he is the one who seems best placed to be able to unravel the knots- But who is John Grey, where do his allegiances lie, and who, in the long run, will he follow and serve?

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enjoyable histiorical fiction

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4.5★s Lord John and the Private Matter is the first novel in the Lord John Grey series by popular American author, Diana Gabaldon. As he waits for his next posting, Lord John Grey, a Major in His Majesty's 47th Regiment, learns of the death of a Sergeant well known to him. Something is off when he pays the widow a condolence visit, and his friend, Colonel Harry Quarry reveals that Sergeant O'Connell was suspected of being a spy. The man they had shadowing him has disappeared and Grey is set the task of investigating. At the same time, quite by chance, Grey comes across a disturbing fact about the Hon. Joseph Trevelyan, the prospective husband of his niece, Olivia Pearsall. As Grey makes enquiries to confirm or dismiss his concerns, he discovers more alarming details, and the boundaries between his two fields of investigation begin to blur. Before Grey finally learns what has transpired, he will visit a brothel and a molly house, examine two dead bodies, acquire a new valet, suffer mercury poisoning, encounter cross-dressers, drink quite a bit of German wine, adjudicate in a fight over a corpse, and board a ship headed for India. There are plenty of twists and turns before the exciting climax of this rather enjoyable piece of historical fiction.

Thirroul

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I am reading it now, and are really getting into it.

5

Lord John is a beautiful character and I love his sleuthing!

Gold Coast Australia

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Great read.

5

Loved her series and am enjoying reading more in depth of Lord John.

Bendigo Victoria

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A good read

4

An interesting insight into Lord John's life and life in that period

Perth Australia

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a little extra fix of Outlander

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I love the character Lord John in the Outlander series and throughly enjoyed reading his new adventure in this book, she writes so well you feel like you are there transported back again in time, this book was easy and delightful to read, I read it over the weekend and added to my Outlander book shelf, I look forward to reading the other Lord John book soon.

Melbourne

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Lord John And The Private Matter : Lord John Series 1

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"Gabaldon is a born storyteller" * Los Angeles Daily News *
"The writing is superb - lush, evocative, sensual, with a wealth of historical detail" * Library Journal *
"History comes deliciously alive on the page" * New York Daily News *
"Triumphant... Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Diana Gabaldon as a superior writer" * Publishers Weekly *
"A blockbuster hit" * Wall Street Journal *

ISBN: 9780099461173
ISBN-10: 009946117X
Series: Lord John Grey
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: October 2004
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

Diana Gabaldon


About the Author


Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 NYT-Bestselling Outlander novels, described by Salon magazine as the smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting Scrooge McDuck comics.

The adventure began in 1991 with the classic Outlander (historical fiction with a Moebius twist), has continued through seven more New York Times-bestselling novels, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes , An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood, with more than twenty-six million copies in print worldwide. 

The series is published in 26 countries and 23 languages, and includes a nonfiction (well, relatively) companion volume, The Outlandish Companion, which provides details on the settings, background, characters, research, and writing of the first novels in the series. Gabaldon (it's pronounced GAA-bull-dohn, rhymes with stone) has also written several books in a sub-series featuring Lord John Grey (a major minor character from the main series):  Lord John and The Private Matter, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade, and The Scottish Prisoner.

Returning to her comic-book roots, she has also written a graphic novel titled The Exile (set within the Outlander universe and featuring the main characters from Outlander), but told from the viewpoint of Jamie Fraser and his godfather, Murtagh. The graphic novel is illustrated by Hoang Nguyen, and published by Del-Rey.

The eighth and most recent major novel in the  Outlander series, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, made its debut as number one on the New York Times bestseller list. 

Diana's current writing projects include the ninth major novel in the Outlander series, as yet untitled, and a second volume of The Outlandish Companion. She is also serving as a co-producer and advisor for the Outlander TV series produced by the Starz network and Tall Ship Productions, which is based on her novels.

Diana and her husband, Douglas Watkins, have three adult children and live mostly in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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