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):

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Publication Order of Lovejoy Books

The Judas Pair(1977)Description / Buy at
Gold by Gemini(1978)Description / Buy at
The Grail Tree(1979)Description / Buy at
Spend Game(1980)Description / Buy at
The Vatican Rip(1981)Description / Buy at
Firefly Gadroon(1982)Description / Buy at
The Sleepers of Erin(1983)Description / Buy at
The Gondola Scam(1984)Description / Buy at
Pearlhanger(1985)Description / Buy at
The Tartan Ringers(1986)Description / Buy at
Moonspender(1987)Description / Buy at
Jade Woman(1989)Description / Buy at
The Very Last Gambado(1990)Description / Buy at
The Great California Game(1991)Description / Buy at
The Lies of Fair Ladies(1992)Description / Buy at
Paid and Loving Eyes(1993)Description / Buy at
The Sin Within Her Smile(1993)Description / Buy at
The Grace in Older Women(1995)Description / Buy at
The Possessions of a Lady(1996)Description / Buy at
The Rich and the Profane(1998)Description / Buy at
A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair(2000)Description / Buy at
Every Last Cent(2001)Description / Buy at
The Ten Word Game(2003)Description / Buy at
Faces in the Pool(2008)Description / Buy at

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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