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Lovejoy

Gold From Gemini

Author: Jonathan Gash

Publisher: C & R Crime (2013)

Lovejoy discovers how the lure of gold brings out the worst kind of treasure seeker when, broke as usual and earning a crust as an unlikely babysitter, he stumbles across the diaries of a painter that appear to point to the whereabouts of a fabled hoard of Roman gold coins. Lovejoy is tempted to dismiss the whole thing as a hoax, but vile threats and violent intimidation have a way of changing his mind. He sets out to unravel the clues in the diaries, with some particularly nasty characters dogging his every move.

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The Tartan Ringers

Author: Jonathan Gash

Publisher: Random House (1992)

When Lovejoy, attached to a travelling carnival in Scotland, needs a get-out what could be more natural than claim he is a descendant of the Clan McGunn? And when he faces the real Clan Chief - a young, crippled girl living in poverty in thecrumbling castle, he aids with an antiques selling drive - some of which are even genuine. But when the shenanigans involve Dobson, a known killer, it all gets a bit heavy ...

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The Great Californian Game

Author: Jonathan Gash

Publisher: Penguin (1992)

Whilst he is working in a New York bar, Lovejoy's recognition of zircons paraded as priceless diamonds leads to his involvement in the richest card game in America. Using his desparate wiles, he sets about raising a stake from museums, auction houses and collectors.

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Paid And Loving Eyes

Author: Jonathan Gash

Publisher: Cresset Press (1993)

A Lovejoy novel. Plagued for advice by people with more money than divvying skill, Lovejoy sees his only hope as fleeing to France with horse-mad Almira. But before he knows it, he's involved in the biggest scam of all - buying every decent bit of furniture and silver that comes his way.

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The Grail Tree

Author: Jonathon Gash

Publisher: Constable Crime (2013)

Lovejoy has heard of more nutters who have claimed to be in possession of the one, true Holy Grail than he has had hot dinners. He's not too impressed with the eccentric clergyman making the latest claim - especially when the good vicar turns out to be one of the finest forgers Lovejoy has ever met. But when the vicar and his lady companion end up dead it becomes clear that someone else is after the old man's artefact. To solve the mystery and protect a precious piece of history, Lovejoy puts his life on the line and acquires a surprising new partner...

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The Judas Pair

Author: Jonathon Gash

Publisher: C & R Crime (2013)

Every antique dealer is a bit of a detective, following clues to find the trophies that pay the rent, but when Lovejoy takes on the job of tracking down a pair of duelling pistols so rare that he's not even sure actually exist, he needs all the instincts of a detective to pick his way through an unsolved crime.Along the way, he becomes convinced that the weapons do exist but that they have fallen into the hands of a vile murderer. Locating the ancient weapons seems like the least of his problems when Lovejoy then finds himself fighting for his life in a duel to the death!

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The Vatican Rip

Author: Jonathan Gash

Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd (1989)

Lovejoy goes to Rome to steal an antique table...from the Pope! Lovejoy, that witty rogue with a genius for antiques, is asked to recover a family heirloom. Unfortunately, the Chippendale table in question now sits in the Vatican. Though matters of protocol, a brutal murder, and several romantic entanglements slow his progress, Lovejoy once again triumphs, finding his way to a most ingenious solution.

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Jade Woman

Author: Jonathan Gash

Publisher: St Martins Press (1989)

Lovejoy, a disreputable antiques dealer, connoisseur of women, and our hero, falls into the middle of a worldwide antique-trading scam and a ruthless Chinese crime syndicate.

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Every Last Cent

Author: Jonathan Gash

Publisher: Pan Books (2002)

The latest adventure from Lovejoy: the irrepressible antique hunter, lothario and out-and-out conman. Lovejoy is in serious trouble. For it appears that a local lad known as Mortimer shares his extraordinary talent for distinguishing genuine antiques from fake. Although perhaps that's not so surprising - as it is rumoured that Mortimer is Lovejoy's son...But there is one big difference between 'father' and 'son' - Mortimer's painful honesty, which is ruining the local antiques trade. And the dealers blame Lovejoy. Lovejoy decides to use his own gift to assemble a mass of antiques - with any luck he might be able to bargain his way out. But when he persuades one of his favourite ladies, the sculptress Bernicka, to help him tragedy strikes. And now Lovejoy is running scared. Particularly when the death toll around him starts to mount...

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A Rag, A Bone And A Hank Of Hair

Author: Jonathan Gash

Publisher: Macmillan (1999)

Lovejoy is not fan of London - in fact he avoids it at all costs. But as a favour he agrees to go to find out who has been passing off fake gemstones. But when he visits his old friends, Colette and Arthur, he is in for a dreadful surprise.

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