Londra 1757. Lord John Grey, nobile ufficiale al servizio di Sua Maestà, ha appena scoperto che il futuro marito di sua cugina è probabilmente affetto dal «mal francese»; decide di approfondire la questione, ma i suoi sforzi per evitare uno scandalo vengono interrotti da un compito più urgente: indagare sul brutale omicidio di un altro ufficiale, sospettato di essere una spia al soldo dei francesi. Costretto a occuparsi di due indagini in parallelo, il maggiore Grey si trova invischiato in una rete di tradimenti e di malcostume che tocca ogni strato della società inglese. Dalle case per appuntamenti della Londra notturna ai saloni sfavillanti della nobiltà britannica, dalla strada macchiata dal sangue di un uomo assassinato al mare tempestoso solcato dai vascelli della Compagnia delle Indie, Lord John segue le tracce di una donna misteriosa in un abito di velluto verde che potrebbe essere la chiave di tutto...
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- Pagine: 298
Like many other "Outlander" fans, I've been reluctant to even attempt to read this second Gabaldon series which centers on a secondary gay character first introduced in "Dragonfly in Amber." I was discouraged not only by the average Goodreads rating of 3.35, but by the sheer memory of THE homosexual Leggi tutto
I resisted reading any Lord John stories for a very long time, despite being a huge Gabaldon fan. I just couldn't get behind a gay lead, didn't understand the appeal or potential of this character. I didn't get it, without even trying it. Recently I saw Gabaldon at a sci-fi convention, and to get in Leggi tutto
Gabaldon reacquaints readers with Lord John Grey. In Grey's first full-length novel set in 18th century London, nobility and the rabble cross paths, while whores and dukes solicit one another. Grey is an active soldier, living the good life, as Great Britain fends off France on three continents. Eme Leggi tutto
Lord John Grey Lord John Grey is a major in His Majesty's army . He is entrusted with searching for the answers to two murders and to a spy selling secrets. Lord John discovers a man by the name of O'Connell may have sold military secrets to an enemy spy. There are plenty of clues to all three crimes Leggi tutto
4.5★s Lord John and the Private Matter is the first novel in the Lord John Grey series by popular American author, Diana Gabaldon. As he waits for his next posting, Lord John Grey, a Major in His Majesty’s 47th Regiment, learns of the death of a Sergeant well known to him. Something is off when he pa Leggi tutto
Very quickly: this was a good book (kind of?), but booooring . I like the writing and the research is incredibly well done, with no historical info dumping, but there was one issue that I just could not get past. I read books for the plot, obviously, but just as much, if not more, for the characters. H Leggi tutto
I really didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did, even harboring affection for Gabaldon’s Outlander books, and especially the character of Lord John Grey, whom I find to be adorable and heartbreaking. The Lord John Grey series is a spin-off of Outlander, following Lord John Grey, a characte Leggi tutto
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The Lord John books are a spin-off from the Outlander series and, based purely on this one, I'm pretty sure I'm going to enjoy them more than I'm enjoying the parent series. Lord John, a major in the British armed forces, is called upon to play detective in this novel and the result is a witty romp t Leggi tutto
Weer een zeer goed en spannend boek over Lord John Grey. De auteur heeft zeer goede research gedaan, wat vooral naar boven komt (naar mijn mening) in de details over de kleding, het voedsel, de gewoontes en taboes van die tijd, en de beschrijvingen van de gebouwen en straten en stegen, en van de ber Leggi tutto
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