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This was probably my least favorite of the Lord John books. I thought I'd like it best as Jamie Fraser is a character in it, but I guess I found the mixing of two story lines and styles irritating. The Lord John books are generally more mystery/suspense driven while the Outlander/Jamie-Claire books are more historical fiction/romance. This book tried to be both and felt clunky. It also felt just a tad bit too long, but that is not unusual for a Gabaldon book! I think you could skip this book in ...more
Krista Mercer
I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the Outlander "canon," told in alternating chapters from both Lord John's and Jamie's perspectives. In fact, I think it a critical piece to the story--only with this tale can we come to understand how the relationship between Jamie and Lord John shifted from that of captor and prisoner (complete antagonists) to trusted friends (John does bring up Jamie's son, after all).

I have to agree that the Outlander novels and the Lord John mysteries are an interrelated
The Romantic Scientist
An excellent addition to the series! My full review is posted here:
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