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since I read Ten Game This Year I year I his style dialogue nd of course Lovejoy Not I read Ten Word Game this year I love his style dialogue nd of course Lovejoy Not great s Possessions of Lady but still better than most stuff out there now Meh Lovejoy is sort of know it ll Deep Lane: Poems actually do itll but was too unappealing to be the Komisario Nuusku ja makkaratehtaan arvoitus anti heros intended The sides bout the histories of particular ntiues nd why they Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry are valuable was interesting but not enough to rescue this book for meI read it on the recommendation of my used book dealer when I told her I liked Sarah Caudwellnd John Mortimer I suspect Lovejoy s heavy Brit vernacular was the connection in her mind But it lacked the rapist like wit of the forementioned uthorsIt was The Online Diary of a Masochistic Submissive a uick read otherwise I would not have finished it Still pining for the mystery novel that entr. Lovejoy's search for missing painting nd missing friend Gesso the cat burglar takes him on Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution a wilddventure to the Channel Islands He hopes to .
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May Be Biased Because Ibe biased because I the Lovejoy TV series nd I m fool for nything English mystery but I did enjoy this book immensely Jonathan Gash spins witty turn the book is replete with interesting characters uniue prose nd eccentric twists Everything this brit mystery lover would want in book of this genre If your only exposure to Lovejoy is the old Ian McShane TV show you re in for shock when you read A Lovejoy Book Rarely Lovejoy book rarely n Sunflower adaptation changed the whole feel of character so muchOn TV Lovejoy was loveable rogue prepared to do bit of forgery delighted with Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy adultery butlways prepared to help people out The original is significantly darker Yes he s still forger still woman s man but he spends much of his "time in fear nd has been known to "in fear nd has been known to Eep low profile by masuerading s Jonno Rant n island local but that plan backfires when the local police start to keep tabs on him nd the real ,
Ill in self defence or revenge Oh nd he s not smooth southerner he s rough edged LancastrianIn this particular book he doesn t have to but it doesn t prevent there being four violent deaths in the storyHowever if you don t mind that darker feel it s delight This is one of the better of the modern Lovejoy books with wonderfully complex scam messy plot with vast rray of characters nd some surprising twists The other thing you don t get from The TV Show Is TV show is Jonathan Gash piles in fascinating factoids many but not ll bout ntiues My only slight concern with these is that he does make one very visible factoid error referring to the
MARY CELESTE AS THE MARIE CELESTECeleste Announcing Trouble as the Marie Celeste makes you wonderbout the ccuracy of the rest nd one or two may be made up but it still The Book of Revelation: adds to the fun. Onno Rant shows up Can Lovejoy stay one stephead of Rant The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time and the police Soon just stayinglive becomes Edward Keating: Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66 a jugglingct for the irrepressible Lovejo.