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A Lovejoy novel
Lovejoy in America... and in trouble again
Lovejoy is working - illegally of course - in a New York bar, but nothing can keep him from his beloved antiques. The divvie's casual recognition of zircons paraded as priceless diamonds starts him on a trail leading him to the deadly mysteries of the highest stakes card game in America.
But first Lovejoy has to buy himself into the game. Enlisting the help of a Manhatten hooker and a gun-toting seven year old, he sets about raising a sum from museums, auction houses and private collectors using his usual desperate wiles.
But by the time he reaches California, he realises that it is not only his hard-earnt mega-bucks on the table, but his own sweet skin.
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