The Judas Pair (Lovejoy Series #1)

The Judas Pair (Lovejoy Series #1)

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by Jonathan Gash
     
 

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Every antique dealer is a bit of a detective, following clues to find the trophies that pay the rent, but when Lovejoy takes on the job of tracking down a pair of duelling pistols so rare that he's not even sure actually exist, he needs all the instincts of a detective to pick his way through an unsolved crime.

Along the way, he becomes convinced

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Overview

Every antique dealer is a bit of a detective, following clues to find the trophies that pay the rent, but when Lovejoy takes on the job of tracking down a pair of duelling pistols so rare that he's not even sure actually exist, he needs all the instincts of a detective to pick his way through an unsolved crime.

Along the way, he becomes convinced that the weapons do exist but that they have fallen into the hands of a vile murderer. Locating the ancient weapons seems like the least of his problems when Lovejoy then finds himself fighting for his life in a duel to the death!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472102836
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
03/21/2013
Series:
Lovejoy Series , #1
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
359,954
File size:
288 KB

Meet the Author

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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Judas Pair 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
I love the character of Lovejoy, flawed as he is. He's the only really well developed character, though there were no badly written ones. The police investigations seemed a trifle inadequate, but it helps keep the story moving. The pace of the story was quick and it was enjoyable. There is lots of slang to sort through, but most of it is pretty obvious. Quite a bit of information on antiques, though I have no way of knowing how accurate it might be. I forgot what a cad Lovejoy is. I read these stories 25-30 years ago and remembered basic plot points but not the particulars. I knew he didn't treat his girlfriends all that well, but not that he slugged the one because she was talking while he was on the phone. I also didn't remember her later working on his poor car. I thought the murderer fairly obvious, but that might just be because I read it before. Lovejoy's development/change of character as events progress was rather drastic, but well within the realm of story. Though written decades ago, it didn't seem all that dated. Suspension of disbelief was not a problem, I very much enjoyed the story. The eBook was formatted well with only a couple of minor spelling errors.