A Lovejoy novel
Lovejoy doesn't mind making an occasional fake... But the wholesale theft of national treasures is not something he can go along with. So when 'moonspenders' - antiques poachers with hi-tech electronic metal detectors - start digging up the ancient buried treasures of his native East Anglia, it's time for Lovejoy to take a stand.
As usual, there are some surprising complications, including a local gangster who insists that Lovejoy appear on a TV game show, a few suspicious deaths, a wedding, some local witches, and several women who can't resist Lovejoy's charms. But then, who can?
Praise for Jonathan Gash:
'Irrepressible... bounteous entertainment' Sunday Times
'Lovejoy is up to his old tricks again... compelling stuff' Today
'Unabashedly amoral, witty and crammed with treasures of every sort... Pure, unadulterated Lovejoy' Publishers Weekly
A real virtuoso performance... a riotous success - Birmingham Post
It's typical Lovejoy, and that makes it delightful - Newsday
One of the most likable rogues in mystery history - Chicago Sun-Times
An exuberant mixture of antique fakery, lechery and murder - The Times
The wisest and wildest antiques dealer of them all - Literary Review
A sparkling new start for the old faker. The background is brilliantly described. Look forward to Lovejoy's next stop - Mail on Sunday
Collector's tips, ramshackle amours, outright thuggery and broad mirth - Sunday Times