Lord John and the Hand of Devils: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 27, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages

“Deftly written, pleasantly concise stories about the ghosts of desire, each with its own discrete merits . . . [Diana] Gabaldon’s strengths are on full display.”—Kirkus Reviews

Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated Outlander series, delivers three mesmerizing tales of war, intrigue, and espionage that feature one of her most popular characters: Lord John Grey.

In Lord John and the Hellfire Club, Lord John glimpses a stranger in the doorway of a gentleman’s club—and is stirred by a desperate entreaty to meet with him in private. It is an impulse that will lead Lord John into a maze of political treachery and a dangerous, debauched underground society.

In Lord John and the Succubus, English soldiers fighting in Prussia are rattled by a lethal creature that appears at night. Called to investigate, Lord John soon realizes that among the spirits that haunt men, none frighten more than the specters conjured by the heart.

In Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is thrust into the baffling case of an exploding battlefield cannon that ultimately forces him to confront his own ghosts—and the shattering prospect that a traitor is among the ranks of His Majesty’s armed forces.

“Gabaldon brings an effusive joy to her fiction that proves infectious even for readers unfamiliar with her work or the period.”—Publishers Weekly

 

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I adore the style and flow of DG's writing. Each story feels so complete and real, each character a study in the many faces of life itself. Always ready for more! Read full review

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I enjoy Gabaldon's writing style very much. She writes with an intricacy that somehow never becomes weighty, and remains prosaic without being verbose. I probably wouldn't have asked for Lord John's ... Read full review

Contents

A RedHaired Man
3
Intrigue
14
Christened in Blood
28
LORD JOHN and the Succubus
41
But What Exactly Does
65
A Remedy for Sleeplessness
83
The Gun Crew
95
Dark Dreams
103
HocusPocus
123
Ambush 13
131
The Witch
140
Epilogue
153
Inquisition
161
Family Matters
212
The Heros Return
253
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Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood—as well as a collection of Outlander fiction, Seven Stones to Stand or Fall; the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; two works of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion, Volumes 1 and 2; the Outlander graphic novel, The Exile; and The Official Outlander Coloring Book. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.

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