Lord John and the Private Matter

Lord John and the Private Matter

Book - 2003
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"After accidentally observing a spot on Joseph Trevelyan's "privy member, " Major Lord John Grey finds himself in a devilishly difficult position because Trevelyan is about to marry Grey's cousin, who has no idea her fiance is infected with the pox. As he searches for a discreet way to confirm his suspicions, Grey is dragged into a different kind of investigation. British Army requisition papers have vanished in Calais, and Grey must find out if there is some connection between their disappearance and the recent murder of a possible spy Sergeant Timothy O'Connell. Grey, who has a secret of his own to protect, begins an investigation into O'Connell's death, which, interestingly enough, leads to Trevelyan and a mysterious woman in green velvet whose identity may provide answers to all of Grey's questions".
Publisher: c2003.
ISBN: 9781400026098
9780385660228
Branch Call Number: FIC Gabal

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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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