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The Tartan Sell (Lovejoy #10)

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Lovejoy is in the Highlands seeking the rare and the beautiful -- and looking for antiques as well.

Maybe it's because he's so good with fakes and women and so bad with taxes, but Lovejoy's antiques business is always getting him into trouble with the law. This time it starts with a bureau that he ordered from Scotland. It's supposed to be a fake, but when the truck driver
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Paperback, 24 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Penguin Books (first published 1986)
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Sandi
Lovejoy must head to Scotland to clear his name and, as always, manages to sniff out antiques and romance numerous women along the way. It has been ten years since I read a Lovejoy book and I will not wait that long again. A twisty plot and some hilarious situations made this one of the best books in the series so far.
Nicholas Whyte
Jan 27, 2013 Nicholas Whyte rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, non-genre, 1210
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2013895.html[return][return]rather a nice story, Lovejoy being much more like the lovable rogue played by Ian McShane on TV than the duplicitous psychopath of the earlier books. Here he falls in with a Scottish landed family who have fallen on hard times, via a spell working in a circus, and sorts out their financial problems and dark long-held secrets. He also of course gets lots of intimate but not very explicitly described female companionship. (I think the word ...more
Clare O'Beara
Nov 01, 2014 Clare O'Beara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The capers of a seedy antiques dealer in England. We learn many useful tips if you want to make two antique restored cabinets out of one, or get your odds and ends into a catalogued sale at a gentleman's mansion, for instance.

There is as always some mystery and connivance going on, but the gypsyish Lovejoy has a good heart and his cheery, chatty asides to the reader make us well disposed towards him and his friends, even if they are con artists.
Ellen Oberkotter
Jul 29, 2014 Ellen Oberkotter rated it really liked it
Love this series. This one is a fun one, Lovejoy finding all sorts of troubles and stirring them up until they converge on him. Of course, he comes out safe but broke at the end.
Louise Culmer
Mar 09, 2015 Louise Culmer rated it really liked it
Dodgy antiques dealer Lovejoy once more finds himself getting involved in murder and mayhem revolving around antiques. yet another acquaintance of his is murdered. this time he travels to Scotland with a circus and then helps an impoverished highland family raise some money so they can hang onto the ancestral home. as usual there are lots of interesting snippets about antiques and their value, and also of course how to carry out various forgeries etc. Also as usual, every woman lovejoy meets ...more
Susan
Feb 11, 2015 Susan rated it it was ok
Shelves: british-mystery, 2015
I'm afraid I found this book to be somewhat on the boring side and I found myself skipping over quite a bit towards the end. I didn't find this book as interesting antique-wise as previous entries nor did I enjoy the mystery part of it either.
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John Grant is an English crime writer, who writes under the pen name Jonathan Gash. He is the author of the Lovejoy series of novels. He wrote the novel The Incomer under the pen name Graham Gaunt.

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