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LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Historical
In 1757, England is poised to control three continents when Lord John Grey, a loyal soldier returned from Scotland, is commissioned by the crown to investigate.
His pursuit is complicated by a family matter: He discovers that his cousin's betrothed, Trevelyan, has syphilis. And
Diana Gabaldon showcases her
As always, the way she presents history is as engrossing as the plot. She breathes life into it by capturing everything about an era, including the vernacular. A reader always feels connected to her novelswhich is one reason why Gabaldon is considered one of the finest writers in the historical fiction genre. (Oct., 320 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: October 2003