Lovejoy by Jonathan Gash
Lovejoy is a series of picaresque novels by British author Jonathan Gash (John Grant). The title character is a shady British antique dealer from East Anglia. As a divvie, he has a talent for eyeing the value of antiques as well as noticing which ones are forgeries. The series was adapted into a television series that aired from 1986 until 1994 starring Ian McShane.

Jonathan Gash began his Lovejoy series in 1977 with the novel The Judas Pair. There are 24 novels in the series, with the most recent one being 2008’s Faces in the Pool. Below is a list of Jonathan Gash’s Lovejoy books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Lovejoy Books


The Judas Pair(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gold by Gemini(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grail Tree(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spend Game(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vatican Rip(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firefly Gadroon(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sleepers of Erin(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gondola Scam(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pearlhanger(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tartan Ringers(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonspender(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jade Woman(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Very Last Gambado(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great California Game(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lies of Fair Ladies(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paid and Loving Eyes(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sin Within Her Smile(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grace in Older Women(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Possessions of a Lady(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Last Cent(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ten Word Game(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faces in the Pool(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Tartan Ringers is also known as The Tartan Sell. Gold by Gemini was published as Gold from Gemini in the UK.

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Lovejoy Synopsis: In The Judas Pair by Jonathan Gash, Lovejoy is trying to track down a pair of pistols that may or may not actually exist, but he’ll end up needing all of his detective instincts in order to solve a murder. He soon realizes the duelling pistols do exist and they are the weapons of a murderer. Finding the pistols will soon become the least of his worries when Lovejoy ends up in a pistol duel.

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