A Lovejoy novel
When times are slow in the antiques trade, divvies have to make ends meet in unusual ways. Such is Lovejoy's fate driving for Gazza Gaunt's disreputable assignation service. But when one of his customers, the beautiful Fiona, discovers his eye for the genuine article, he finds himself the toast of a rich set whose vices and interest in danger extend way beyond a casual tryst in the back of Lovejoy's van.
Advising the rich on valuables is never easy, but when he discovers that this set's previous advisors have ended up in a hospital, or worse, Lovejoy decides to flee with horse-mad Almira to France. Little does he realise that Almira is part of the plot, and that France is the centre of the biggest antiques scam in history.
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
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
An exuberant mixture of antique fakery, lechery and murder - The Times
Collector's tips, ramshackle amours, outright thuggery and broad mirth - Sunday Times