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The Private Matter

(2003)
(The first book in the Lord John series)
A novel by

 
 
The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London's Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty's army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: The Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade-in-arms who may have been a traitor. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every stratum of English society - and threatens all he holds dear. From the bawdy houses of London's night world to the stately drawing rooms of the nobility, Lord John pursues the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a woman in green velvet, who may hold the key to everything - or nothing.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Diana Gabaldon brings the seamy side of 18th-century London into powerful focus in a hugely enjoyable novel with a somewhat unconventional hero. A murder investigation coupled with a pressing personal matter lead Lord John Grey from the drawing rooms of the high society and into London's hidden gay and transvestite community. Gabaldon's wit, attention to detail and sheer talent as a storyteller make this novel a joy from start to finish." - Elizabeth Chadwick


Used availability for Diana Gabaldon's The Private Matter

Hardback Editions

October 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-84395-492-3 / 978-1-84395-492-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter: A Lord John Grey Novel
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 0-7862-6244-3 / 978-0-7862-6244-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lord John And The Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-84413-197-1 / 978-1-84413-197-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 0-385-33747-7 / 978-0-385-33747-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lord John And The Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 0-385-66022-7 / 978-0-385-66022-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Century
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September 2003 : Hardback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter (Signed Edition)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 5550156954 / 978-5550156957
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lord John And The Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 0-641-57783-4 / 978-0-641-57783-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-4000-2609-1 / 978-1-4000-2609-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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October 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 0-440-24148-0 / 978-0-440-24148-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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October 2005 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 0-7704-2945-9 / 978-0-7704-2945-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 0-385-66023-5 / 978-0-385-66023-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada, Limited
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter: A Lord John Grey Novel
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-59413-013-2 / 978-1-59413-013-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter: A Novel (Lord John Grey)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 0-385-33748-5 / 978-0-385-33748-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lord John And The Private Matter (Lord John Grey)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 0-09-946117-X / 978-0-09-946117-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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October 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-84413-388-5 / 978-1-84413-388-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Audio Editions

January 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-4074-7702-1 / 978-1-4074-7702-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter (AUDIOBOOK) (CD) (The Lord John Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-4025-7708-7 / 978-1-4025-7708-6 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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April 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2004 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter: Lord John, Book 1
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey Novels)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-4025-5811-2 / 978-1-4025-5811-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey Novels)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-4025-6884-3 / 978-1-4025-6884-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-4025-6181-4 / 978-1-4025-6181-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN: 1-4025-6115-6 / 978-1-4025-6115-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lord John And The Private Matter (Lord John Grey Book 1)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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April 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey Book 1)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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September 2003 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Lord John and the Private Matter: A Novel (Lord John Grey Book 1)
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon