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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada; 1 edition (Sept. 30 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385660227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385660228
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,334,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. B. on Sept. 30 2009
Format: Paperback
I truly enjoyed Lord John in the Outlander series and thought he was a marvelous addition to Jamie's life. However, reading an entire story about him wasn't nearly as interesting as I thought it would be. Personally, I'm just not that interested in reading about a gay person's homosexual activities. It was just too graphic for me. No thanks! Never bought another Lord John book but will continue to buy the Outlander books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jamieson Villeneuve TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 1 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The year is 1757. It is early June and Lord John finds himself in a rather difficult predicament. Exiting from the rest rooms at the Beefsteak, Grey is doubtful about what he has just seen. It is shocking, to say the least.

Over the chamber pots, he happened to see the Honorable Joseph Trevelyan's penis. On it was a sore. Trevelyan may carry the Pox or Syphilis. While Grey would normally not concern himself with such matters, Trevelyan is scheduled to marry his cousin in short order. He knows he must confirm without a shadow of a doubt whether or not Trevelyan is poxed before the marriage of his cousin. He could not, in good conscience, let his cousin marry a diseased man.

At the same time, Grey is approached by Sergeant Harry Quarry of Her Majesty's Army for assistance with another matter. Timothy O'Connell, a fellow officer, has just been found dead, the victim of a bar fight. Quarry tells Grey there is suspicion that O'Connell didn't die of natural causes; instead, he believes it to be murder. With Grey's brother out of town and Quarry a likely suspect, it is up to Major Grey to find out the circumstances behind O'Connell's death, including who may have had reason to kill him.

Quarry lets Grey know that O'Connell was a suspected spy, trading military information to the opposition in France. Knowing that there is a traitor in their midst, Grey is thrown into the darker side of London. Working his way through a sea of lies in bordellos, Molly Walks and the gay subculture of London, Grey is on the hunt for a killer.

Gabaldon, known for her hugely popular Outlander series, gives us the first of three Lord John Grey mysteries. Those of you who have read the Outlander series know that Grey is a minor character from the series.
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Love the story love the book Diana Gabaldon is my favorite author and she as done justice to this book as to all that we writes. Great price, great service. Would recommend to everybody
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By G. Desjardins on Aug. 20 2010
Format: Paperback
Bought the three books of the Lord John serie. Manage to read the first one and never got to the other two. Writing of the first book is, in my opinion, not to the standard of the Outlander serie. The first book of the Lord John is very choppy. It jumps from one scene to another, without really finishing one or starting the next. You're just there, without any preparations whatsoever, not smooth at all. I felt that it was written as one would write one of those cheap romance stories that are mass produce. A real disapointment after reading the Outlander serie. Their certainly wasn't any depth to any of the characters, thus making me feel I got taken by these three books, even though I didn't read the second and third. They are just there in the bookcase. I certainly wouldn't recommend them to anyone that might think that they compare to Mrs Gabaldon's Outlander serie.

Ghislain Desjardins
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By Martine on June 21 2005
Format: Paperback
Being used to action and plot from Gabaldon's previous novels, I have been quite disapointed in this book. It almost looks like she cannot write short stories... Too much was missing. She touched many subject on the surface and the private matter was not all that exciting. I love Lord John's character but this novell did nothing good to it. And when you get to the end expecting maybe something good... you are even more disapointed. It's just blahhh! Of course, I will most certainly read the next one of this trilogy, but I will not buy it. I'll borrow it from a friend or the library. It's not worth paying for. Too bad. I really look forward to the next book on Jamie and Claire though...
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By pauline on June 14 2005
Format: Paperback
What a disappointment.
I am a huge fan of the original series and found this book to be a waste of time and money. Hopefully, Diane Gabaldon's future books will be closer in quality to her trilogy. I am giving her one more try.
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Format: Hardcover
A long-time fan of Gabaldon, I pre-ordered the book before it was available on-line. What I got for my money (and much was spent) was a very different book from what I was expecting. To come from the well developped characters and plots of her previous novels and get handed a poorly developed mystery novel that takes advantage of Outlander readers by prostituting John Gray as a main character, was a huge let down. For those of you expecting an extension of the Outlander character - this book is not for you. Am not a huge mystery fan, and this one isn't even a good one. Diana - what were you thinking?? Please, back to the civil war and Jamie and Clare!!
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By Book Smart on Feb. 26 2004
Format: Hardcover
Having enjoyed Ms. Gabaldon's other novels I found this one to be lacking in character and plot. Granted, the novel is extremely interesting in the historical sense, but it looses points for its poor story line. I thought the character of Lord John was weak in comparison to his representation in Gabaldon's Outlander Series. As well, the so called suspense in this novel is terribly poor. One is left feeling disspointed and wondering why this book costs $30.00. This book isn't really worth the price or the read. Do not expect an adventure equal to Gabaldon's Outlander series.
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