Lord John and the Private Matter

Lord John and the Private Matter

Book - 2008 | Dell mass market ed.
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Diana Gabaldon weaves a dazzling tale of history, intrigue, and suspense in this first novel featuring one of her most popular characters from the Outlander saga: Lord John Grey. 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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2008, c2003.
Edition: Dell mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780440241485
0440241480
9780385337489
Branch Call Number: FIC GABALDO
Characteristics: x, 338 p. ; 18 cm.

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 29, 2015

Interesting to have some of the backstory to Lord John's life in the 1750s, after Culloden. The plot's fairly silly and superficial, though, by comparison with the Outlander books. Jamie's mentioned a few times, though not a character in the book, and Claire's mentioned maybe once. This is a straight historical mystery, with no time travel.

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RLoewens
Jun 20, 2014

While this character was originally introduced in The Outlander Series, the Lord John novels are primarily historical mysteries and not sf/f.

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ZenSojourner
May 21, 2014

NOT SF/F. By the author of the "Outlander" series. Apparently having mined that line for all its worth (actually far far MORE than it was worth) she has apparently branched out into new areas of romance-noveldom - which still does not make THIS series SF/F either. I am SO tired of coming across stuff like this under SF/F and unwittingly (*shudder*) taking it home, only to find myself with a volume full of tripe. Seriously. The library needs to stop classifying romance novels as SF/F just because they involve time travel, zombies, witches, vampires, or werewolves.

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