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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 275 pages
  • The Very Last Gambado
  • Jonathan Gash
  • English
  • 23 April 2017
  • 0140147381

The Very Last Gambado❄ [KINDLE] ✽ The Very Last Gambado By Jonathan Gash ➝ – Essayreview.co.uk Lovejoy returns to East Anglia towork as an antique consultant for a movie about a museum robbery But soon, Lovejoy becomes the center of a vicious web of theft, murder and disappearances and must use Lovejoy returns to East Anglia towork as an antique consultant for a movie about a museum robbery But soon, Lovejoy becomes the center of a vicious web of theft, murder and disappearances and must use all his wits tocome out live.


About the Author: Jonathan Gash

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 GauntGrant is a doctor by training and worked as a general practitioner and pathologist He served in the British Army and attained the rank of Major in the Royal The Very Kindle - Army Medical Corps He was head of bacteriology at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for the University of London between and Grant won the John Creasey Award in for his first Lovejoy novel, The Judas Pair He is also the author of a series of medical thrillers featuring the character Dr Clare BurtonallGrant lives outside Colchester in Essex, the setting for many of his novels He has also been published in Postscripts.


10 thoughts on “The Very Last Gambado

  1. says:

    Would not recommend for fans of the Lovejoy TV series.The literary Lovejoy is a rogue, a scoundrel, and at times a right bastard His attitudes towards women leaves much to be desired.What brings me back and delights me about these books is the sheer joy of the caper And, warts and all, Lovejoy is still a fun scoundrel to read about He might not have the same soft, friendly edges of Ian McShane s inimitable TV version, but he has a determined sense of justice, if not entirely a fondness for st Would not recommend for fans of the Lovejoy TV series.The literary Lovejoy is a rogue, a scoundrel, and at times a right bastard His attitudes towards women leaves much to be desired.What brings me back and delights me about these books is the sheer joy of the caper And, warts and all, Lovejoy is still a fun scoundrel to read about He might not have the same soft, friendly edges of Ian McShane s inimitable TV version, but he has a determined sense of justice, if not entirely a fondness for strictly adhering to the law A thoroughly enjoyable romp

  2. says:

    An antiques dealer agrees to work on a film and gets involved in a murder.I found the central character sexiest and annoying the story when it got started was reasonable, but the narrative was a bit of a mess.Overall rating 2.5

  3. says:

    return return return The Very Last Gambado is about a criminal raid on the British Museum, disguised as a movie about a raid on the British Museum which is this book s lovingly described exotic venue It was written some way into Lovejoy s TV appearances, and one wonders if the dissolute and past it male lead was no, never mind, that s unfair But there are a lot of interesting observations about the madness of a film set, particularly involving s return return return The Very Last Gambado is about a criminal raid on the British Museum, disguised as a movie about a raid on the British Museum which is this book s lovingly described exotic venue It was written some way into Lovejoy s TV appearances, and one wonders if the dissolute and past it male lead was no, never mind, that s unfair But there are a lot of interesting observations about the madness of a film set, particularly involving stunt men, and the thought experiment of trying to raid the British Museum is an intriguing one anyone who knows that corner of London at all well will end up scratching their heads at the complexity of the problem return return Meanwhile we do also get a fair bit of Lovejoy on his home ground in East Anglia, fighting off amorous women with varying degrees of failure, and encountering a forger s workshop located on a second hand bus, which is an arresting image And I m glad to report that our hero has acquired two new budgies after the awful fate of the ones in Gold from Gemini return return This book also has a moment which makes the classification of the series as non genre rather than fantasy very difficult Lovejoy is a divvy he has an astonishing ability to tell real antiques from fakes One can usually handwave this away as well honed observational skills and intuition I can look at a tray of objects and guess how many there are to within 15 20% I used to be able to date a medieval manuscript to the correct half century at a glance Lovejoy s skill as an extension of that sort of thing seems OK But here, Lovejoy actually detects a genuine antique within a sealed container, unable to see it, but it makes his heart beat faster just to be near it It s not all that important to the plot well, it might be, but I had some difficulty following so I will still classify The Very Last Gambado as non genre in my end of month and end of year tallies But I have a lingering doubt

  4. says:

    In every Lovejoy book there is a plot, but that hardly seems to matter as the real reason for reading any Lovejoy book is Lovejoy himself, listening to him go on in his broad Anglican accent if you re a fan of the one time show, you might hear Ian McShane s voice about birds who can really figure them out and antiques he has a metaphysical connection and money lack of it and rozzers always out to nick him for nothing and other dealers they re not nearly as smart as they think they are In every Lovejoy book there is a plot, but that hardly seems to matter as the real reason for reading any Lovejoy book is Lovejoy himself, listening to him go on in his broad Anglican accent if you re a fan of the one time show, you might hear Ian McShane s voice about birds who can really figure them out and antiques he has a metaphysical connection and money lack of it and rozzers always out to nick him for nothing and other dealers they re not nearly as smart as they think they are Along the way, you ll get quite an education about what s valuable or not, how to forge antiques, the best defense when hauled into court for giving a knight on display in a museum a decent burial, the way to burgle a house, the best scams to make an auction room do what you want it to, and how bloody unfair life is to Lovejoy In amongst all that is the thread of a plot, travelling from beginning to end, even when you don t see it especially when you don t see it In this book, the plot is about some scoundrels even bigger ones than Lovejoy using the making of a film to cover the theft of the Magna Carta ffrom the B.M that means British Museum, so don t snigger so much, you American types with the unwitting assistance of Lovejoy The book is broadly humorous because that s the way Lovejoy is himself, and since he s the narrator everything and everyone is seen through his extremely skewed perspective As an interpreter of events and motivations, Lovejoy is as adept at cutting through the crap as he is at being baffled by it It s classed as a mystery or suspense novel only because publishers have to call it something, but it s really a Lovejoy novel, as unclassifiable as Lovejoy himself If you like eccentric mysteries with broad helpings of humor, crime, history and pithy observations about the human condition, you might want to give this book a try A word of warning Lovejoy is addictivebet you can t read just one

  5. says:

    The caper to end all capers This is a big, brash Lovejoy caper, and as wonderful as it is, I wouldn t recommend this to be read before any other books in this wonderful series This book s plot and the huge caper are very complex, and Lovejoy has really bitten offthan he can chew in this one Lovejoy is recruited to act as a consultant for a film about a robbery from the British Museum Lovejoy knows all along that he s a pawn in some crook s game, but he can t figure out why they need hi The caper to end all capers This is a big, brash Lovejoy caper, and as wonderful as it is, I wouldn t recommend this to be read before any other books in this wonderful series This book s plot and the huge caper are very complex, and Lovejoy has really bitten offthan he can chew in this one Lovejoy is recruited to act as a consultant for a film about a robbery from the British Museum Lovejoy knows all along that he s a pawn in some crook s game, but he can t figure out why they need him Lovejoy, you re too modest not only are you a divy, but your reputation preceeds you Anyway, Lovejoy ends up mixing up with some very bad people, and he even finds himself in between two mob bosses that are after each other s blood I love all the books in this series, but I would have to say that this particular book is my favourite so far It is the very last gambado the big score , just as the title states

  6. says:

    A great title leads into a typical Lovejoy book, which means it has almost none of the fun and charm of the TV show.Don t know why I keep reading these things, in the hope that the next one will be better.I ll just settle for renting the DVDs of the show.

  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Our favorite woman hitting, philandering, misogynist Lovejoy goes Hollywood and as usual is beaten up, skint and divvying his beloved antiques.The final act was slightly ridiculous If he knew what they were planning why not just not go

  8. says:

    First one of this series I ve read I remember enjoying the television show, but had forgotten much of it But the book s Lovejoy I findenjoyable than the television series, because there isknowledge, confidence man, and humor than I remember in the show There is still the randy to use the British slang nature to his character, but there is much information on antiques I assume it s correct than I remember from the show The one deficiency and the reason for not giving it five s First one of this series I ve read I remember enjoying the television show, but had forgotten much of it But the book s Lovejoy I findenjoyable than the television series, because there isknowledge, confidence man, and humor than I remember in the show There is still the randy to use the British slang nature to his character, but there is much information on antiques I assume it s correct than I remember from the show The one deficiency and the reason for not giving it five stars was the combination of complex climax which I didn t quite keep up with and the British slang not sure if it s cockney or if East Anglian But once I got used to it and looked a few words and expressions up on the internet it becameunderstandable.I can see myself reading other books from the Lovejoy series in the future A good and quick read

  9. says:

    Audio abridged fortunately I didn t have a clue what was going on for most of the time The narrator wasn t to enuthusiastic either Don t think I could have ever read as the printed page

  10. says:

    Long time since I have read a Lovejoy Enjoyed it but seemed dated.

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