Lovejoy puts his life on the line in Venice when he does battle against a gang of antiques forgers.
Antiques and women are really the only things that I'm interested in. Getting them in the right order can be a problem, because even a fake antique can be absolutely fascination - especially if it drives someone to commit murder.
Antiques and women are what led me to Venice on the trail of the killer, and there my modest talents saw me blagging my way into a job as a tour guide as well as lending a hand as a sculptor. My credentials as a tour guide were as bogus as the forgery I was chiselling and it becan to feel like everywhere I turned, nothing was as it seemed.
Antiques and women almost got me killed when the bullets started flying . . .
Gash's knowledge of the villainous end of the antiques trade is profound and communicated with enthusiasm and pace . . . Engaging antiques-rogue Lovejoy is an original. - The Times