The Judas pair

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Harper & Row, 1977 - Fiction - 218 pages
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When Lovejoy, a zealous collector of antique firearms, learns that the legendary set of pistols the "Judas Pair" actually exist, he determines to own them at all costs

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User Review  - R0BIN - LibraryThing

I was totally hooked by all the antiques trivia and insider information about the antiques trade. Lovejoy is a much more seriously flawed main character than I would usually tolerate. Read full review

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User Review  - pbadeer - LibraryThing

Every once in a while I drift back into "mysteries", usually with my eyes wide open, wary of possibly formulaic writing (and talking cats). Although I don't go for the gritty, police/forensic ... Read full review


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About the author (1977)

Jonathan Gash, best known as the creator of the character Lovejoy, is the pseudonym of John Grant. Grant was born on September 30, 1933 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. He was educated at the University of London and the Royal College of Surgeons and Physics. In the mid-1970s, Gash began writing to relieve some of the stress of his career as a physician. The first Lovejoy novel, The Judas Pair, won the Creasey Award for the Crime Writer's Association of Great Britain for best first crime novel. A number of other novels, Lovejoy's and otherwise, have followed.