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Lord John and the Private Matter by  Diana Gabaldon - from SecondSale (SKU: 00027023753)

Lord John and the Private Matter

Lord John and the Private Matter by  Diana Gabaldon - from SecondSale (SKU: 00027023753)
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Lord John and the Private Matter

by Gabaldon, Diana

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0385337477
ISBN 13
9780385337472
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Delacorte Press. Used - Good. Good condition ex-library book with usual library markings and stickers.

Synopsis

Lord John and the Private Matter is a historical mystery novel written by Diana Gabaldon. It was originally intended to be another novella, but became much longer than planned. It is the first novel to feature Lord John Grey as the protagonist. Set in 18th century England, it portrays Grey's attempt to resolve a delicate situation involving his counsin's betrothed, Joseph Trevelyan, whilst searching for the murderer of a fellow soldier suspected of espionage.

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On Nov 25 2018, CloggieDownunder said:
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.

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Seller’s Inventory #
00027023753
Title
Lord John and the Private Matter
Author
Gabaldon, Diana
Book condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardback
ISBN 10
0385337477
ISBN 13
9780385337472
Publisher
Delacorte Press
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
This edition first published
2003-09-30

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