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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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th October 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472119582


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
One of the most likable rogues in mystery history
Chicago Sun-Times
A real virtuoso performance... a riotous success
Birmingham Post
It's typical Lovejoy, and that makes it delightful