Faces in the Pool

Faces in the Pool

A Lovejoy Mystery

Book - 2009
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When Lovejoy is wrongfully imprisoned--again--he's offered a way out with a catch. In exchange for his freedom, he agrees to a marriage of convenience to divorced millionairess, Laura Moon, as a way to help her hunt down her former husband. Sensing murderous vengeance in the air, Lovejoy intends to abscond when he can, but instead goes along with it at the insistence of his apprentice, Lydia and his teenage son, Mortimer. Lovejoy is evasive, but the deaths of his old forger friend, Smethie, and transvestite Paltry compel him to concede.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312384111
0312384114
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Gash
Characteristics: 333 p. ; 22 cm

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GuyN
Sep 24, 2013

A fan of the BBC's Lovejoy antiques TV show, I thought I'd try the books by Gash. They are not the same. There is no twinkle in Tinker's eye, as he is just a minor rummy character. The lightness and humor are absent and in their place we have 5 killings, although the two by our hero can be said to be self defense and accidental. Lovejoy himself is darker, more cynical and definitely hates the police. He romps even more freely in beds with ladies so numerous that it is confusing. The plot and its ending I also found confusing. Nonetheless the slang terminology of the antiques world (and the criminal world around it) is prominently featured and the facts about antiques and fakes are real. Mordant observations about modern English life are obviously the author's. Those not wishing for an extension of the TV series may find the books more appealing than I did, especially with a strong yen for antiques and a taste for Britspeak.

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