TITLE: LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS
AUTHOR: DIANA GABALDON
Details: third book in the Lord John series
This book is a collection of two novella's and one short story.
In THE HELLFIRE CLUB Lord John Grey witnesses a murder and determined to right the wrong infiltrates a dubious secret society, the Hellfire Club.
THE SUCCUBUS takes place in Germany where Lord John is a liaison between the German and English armies. He finds that not only does he have to deal with the threat from the French and Austrian armies but also with a ghostly and murderous appearance upsetting the troops and keeping them awake at night.
Finally, in THE HAUNTED STORY Lord John finds himself under investigation about the canon that exploded while he was in charge. Feeling he might be used as a scapegoat he investigates the matter himself and is soon finding that both love and hate as well as rivalry between the various sections of the armed forces nearly lost him not only his life but also his reputation.
Although I'm not usually a fan of short stories, I did enjoy these and remain grateful that Gabaldon decided to expand on the character of Lord John.