Lord John and the Private Matter

Lord John and the Private Matter

By (author) Diana Gabaldon

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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, 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."

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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 104.14 x 172.72 x 25.4mm | 113.4g
  • 28 Oct 2008
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0440241480
  • 9780440241485
  • 13,959

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Diana Gabaldonis the #1"New York Times"bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels "Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes"(for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), "An Echo in the Bone, "and"Written in My Own Heart s Blood" as well as the related Lord John Grey books"Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, "and"The Scottish Prisoner;"one work of nonfiction, "The Outlandish Companion;"and the Outlander graphic novel"The Exile." She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband."

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Praise for Diana Gabaldon: "Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves." -- "Arizona Republic" "Riveting . . . Gabaldon has a storyteller's voice." -- "The Globe and Mail" "Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer." -- "Publishers Weekly" "From the Hardcover edition."

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