The Lord John Series 4-Book Bundle: Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, The Scottish Prisoner
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Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series, delivers captivating tales of history, intrigue, and suspense that feature one of her most popular characters: Lord John Grey. This thrilling eBook collection—featuring three novels and one collection of novellas—follows Lord John as he defends his country, ferrets out spies, and unravels a haunting family mystery.
LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER
“Packed with vivid description and detail . . . transports readers to eighteenth-century London.”—BookPage
London, 1757. Lord John Grey, a nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s army, has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal are interrupted when the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade-in-arms. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of betrayal that touches every stratum of English society—and threatens all he holds dear.
LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS
A Collection of Novellas
“Gabaldon’s strengths are on full display.”—Kirkus Reviews
In Lord John and the Hellfire Club, Lord John glimpses a stranger at a gentleman’s club—and is drawn into a maze of political treachery and a dangerous underground society. In Lord John and the Succubus, English soldiers in combat are rattled by a lethal creature that appears at night, and Lord John is called to investigate. In Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is thrust into a baffling case that forces him to confront the prospect that a traitor is among the ranks of His Majesty’s armed forces.
LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE
“First-rate . . . [Gabaldon’s] writing is always vivid and often lyrical.”—The Washington Post
It’s been seventeen years since Lord John’s father was found dead, accusations of his role as a Jacobite agent staining the family’s name. Now, Lord John’s brother has mysteriously received a page of their father’s lost diary, convincing John that someone knows the Greys’ secrets. So he turns to the only man he can trust: the Scottish Jacobite Jamie Fraser. But when Jamie yields the missing piece of an astounding puzzle, Lord John must decide whether his family’s honor is worth his life.
THE SCOTTISH PRISONER
“Engrossing . . . masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail
London, 1760. Paroled prisoner Jamie Fraser has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead.
princess saw to his needs, and sat with him for a time, flatteringly attentive. He was worn out from a day of riding, though, and his answers to her questions brief. Soon enough, she drifted away and left him to a peaceful engagement with some cold venison and a tart of dried apricots. He had nearly finished, when he felt a large, warm hand on his shoulder. “So, you have seen the gun crew at the bridge? They are in good order?” von Namtzen asked. “Yes, very good,” Grey replied. No point—not
and come here to practice upon you … This is unconscionable! Where is he? Bring him to me at once! I shall have him whipped, and dismissed without character!” Trevelyan was growing more livid by the moment. His anger was surely justified, and yet Grey found himself oddly reluctant to hand Tom Byrd over to justice. The boy must plainly have been aware that he was sacrificing his position—and quite possibly his skin—by his actions, and yet he had not hesitated to act. “A moment, if you will,
was no one near enough to hear save a soaring peregrine overhead. “And this is where you come into it.” “Me?!” Jamie had begun to sink back onto his rock, but this brought him up all standing at once. “Are ye mad?” He hadn’t meant it as a rhetorical question, but neither did he expect an affirmative answer, and it was just as well, because he didn’t get one. “Have ye ever heard”—and here Quinn paused to dart his eyes one way and then the other, looking out for invisible watchers—“of the Cupán
himself a moment’s time to think. His scalp was prickling, and his wame had curled itself up into a quivering ball beneath his ribs. Quinn pursed his lips. “Why, then … those loyal to the Cause will take command, of course.” “Ye mean they’ll kill those who don’t go along with it.” “Now, then. Ye know as well as I do, ye can’t make wine without squeezin’—” “Don’t bloody say it!” Jamie had the obscure feeling that cliché on top of treasonous insanity was more than anyone should be obliged to
was into—perhaps as a result of your visit—and killed him to prevent his carrying out the scheme? Whatever scheme it was?” “Yes. That’s the honorable theory. The dishonorable one is that, discovering that Siverly held all this money—presumably on behalf of the conspiracy—he might simply have decided to do away with Siverly and pocket the lot. But the point is …” He spoke more slowly, choosing his words. “Whichever it was, if it had to do with money, then there may be proof of it in the papers