The Lies of Fair Ladies
By Jonathan Gash
A Lovejoy novel
Lovejoy has a new apprentice - the lovely, scatty and seriously rich Mrs Luna Carstairs. For Luna, Lovejoy is more than willing to give of his expertise in antiques, auctions and other, more intimate subjects.
But just as things look to be getting rosy, a series of murders occur and the supply of antiques dries up. Behind it all lurks the threatening shadow of Miss R - a 'dollop broker', or harbourer of stolen booty - an evil genius who deals only with women.
Trailing behind him an abandoned mistress and an assortment of police officers, Lovejoy must keep one step ahead of the law as he puzzles out the intricacies of his most complicated and potentially fatal case so far.
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
JONATHAN GASH is the pen name of John Grant, who also wrote under the name of Graham Gaunt. Born in 1933 in Bolton, Lancashire, Grant trained as a doctor and worked as both a GP and a pathologist. He also served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, where he rose to the rank of Major, and was head of bacteriology at the University of London's School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His first Lovejoy novel, The Judas Pair, won the Crime Writers' Association prestigious John Creasey award in 1977. Grant lives in Colchester, Essex.
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09 Nov 2017
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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
A real virtuoso performance... a riotous success — Birmingham Post