Search Results: "Jonathan Gash"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POSSESSIONS OF A LADY by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Great fun in its inimitable, rollicking, often frustrating way—but not for everyone. (Author tour)"
Yet another chapter (the 19th) in the up-and-down life of Lovejoy—antiques expert supreme; magnet for attractive women; and dud at everything else (The Grace in Older Women, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LIES OF FAIR LADIES by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1992

"Crammed with antique lore, historical asides, and verve."
Irresistible rogue Lovejoy—back home in East Anglia after a stint in the States (The Great California Game, 1991), between sessions with a pet snake and its voluptuous owner, ``making smiles'' (romps in bed) with a talk-show host's wife, and training the mayor's wife, Luna, in the fine art of faking antiques—finds time to query the death of another antique scammer, old Prammie Joe, who may have fallen afoul of the plans of a dollop broker (a storer of stolen goods for ten percent of the resale price). Read full book review >

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THE TEN WORD GAME by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 30, 2004

"As in many of the raffish hero's romps (A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair, 2000, etc.), the plot is goofy from the get-go, but the talk and erudition are first-rate, and most women would stand in line for the chance to chat up Lovejoy."
Lovejoy's back! Lock up your daughters and wives and mistresses and mothers! Read full book review >

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THE GRACE IN OLDER WOMEN by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"You'll love it, if it doesn't drive you up the wall."
``My mind's a ragbag. Read full book review >

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PAID AND LOVING EYES by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 1993

"Still, the erudite Gash offers up entertaining nuggets for both history and antiques buffs."
Larcenous, lecherous Lovejoy, in his 16th escapade, beds seven women—with predictable complications—but his most serious trouble arises from the one who got away, his ex-wife Cissie, now married to Paul and dallying with Troude, and, as is her wont, sternly doing her best to make trillions out of Lovejoy's talent as a divvy (diviner of real antiques). Read full book review >

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FACES IN THE POOL by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"A picaresque tour de farce. If you crave linear plotting, Gash (The Ten Word Game, 2004, etc.) will send you screaming for Tylenol, but nobody dissembles more brilliantly."
Lovejoy gets married! Read full book review >

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THE RICH AND THE PROFANE by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"With a new character, a new bedmate, and a new scam on almost every page, the plot is evanescent—to be enjoyed for Lovejoy's unapologetic chutzpah and for his author's breezy narration and vast knowledge, willingly shared, of the antiques world."
Once again (for the twentieth time) we plunge into the seamy life of charming rapscallion Lovejoy (Different Women Dating, 1997, etc.), a whiz at recognizing the true antique and at knowing everything about it but a miserable failure at most anything else. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT WOMEN DATING by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"The promised series is cause for rejoicing."
That rascal Lovejoy never could resist the ladies, so it's only natural that when Gash put the antiquer/swindler/raconteur aside after 19 adventures (The Possessions of a Lady, 1996, etc.), he'd turn to an even more devout worshipper of female charm. Read full book review >

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THE SIN WITHIN HER SMILE by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"Once again Lovejoy proves himself an expert on antiques, human nature, and everything else. (Author tour)"
Lovejoy, the dealer with an eye for antiques, a hand for forgery, and a nose for trouble (Paid and Loving Eyes, 1993, etc.), is put up for sale himself as ``Slave For A Day'' in a charity auction and knocked down to wealthy, imperious Valerie Arden for an outrageous sum. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT CALIFORNIA GAME by Jonathan Gash
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"As witty and knowledgeable as Gash can be, he hasn't much of a story to tell here."
Still struggling to reclaim the magnificent form of Jade Woman (1989), in which incorrigibly corrupt antiques-dealer Lovejoy nosed about Hong Kong, Gash now turns to America for inspiration—with only so-so results. Read full book review >