Gold by Gemini - Lovejoy, Bk 2 Author:Jonathan Gash As Lovejoy himself says, "Antiques is a lovely but murderous game." And he adds, "I'm the only person in it you can trust." Of course, Lovejoy isn't to be trusted a good deal of the time, no matter what he says. Particularly with other fellows' wives. Still, the wives didn't seem to complain about it. And Love... more »joy was usually luckier in love than he was as an antique dealer.
Even though he was a very good antique dealer--and a very knowledgeable one. Somehow he always seems to be in need of money. Then some ancient British-Roman coins were stolen from the local museum. The theft distracted Lovejoy from his usual problems--such problems as the private tutoring he was giving Algernon on the subject of antiques. Hopeless, Algernon, though agreeable. There were a lot of less agreeable types around, like Dandy Jack, who had a nasty run-in with a car; there was a man named Rink, sinister; and the lovely Nicole, not a really cozy type of girl.
But there was the always, or usually, reliable Janie, thank goodness. And out in the countryside, among the heather, near the seal-pen, was the ultimate danger. But Lovejoy sometimes, unlikely as it seems, is a man who can handle danger--if he absolutely has to. Which is just as well. Jonathan Gash has written another fine, fast thriller just loaded with antiques.« less