"After almost twenty years of doing business on the dodgy side of the trade, Lovejoy is still a love and the joy he brings to his work is undiminished," said a recent review in The New York Times. In his twenty-first caper, mystery fans' favorite antiques dealer faces his biggest challenge ever: not just solving a murder, but also deciphering the knotty mysteries of fatherhood.
In order to find out who's been passing off phony gemstones, Lovejoy needs to trawl the London markets. In between Camden Passage and Portobello, he pays a visit to his old friends Colette and Arthur Goldhorn, but he is in for a dreadful surprise--the Goldhorn's King's Road shop has been taken over by one Dieter Gluck, a handsome and elegant thug with bad breath. Thanks to him, Colette is on the street, her husband mysteriously dead and her fifteen-year-old son Mortimer's life at risk.... He's a handsome lad, too, with a familiar face and a genius for sensing genuine articles from fake.
Lovejoy sets out to save the day, but getting on the wrong side of Herr Gluck turns out to be a very dangerous game indeed. Chock full of irresistible antiques lore and deliciously tricky tactics, A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair brings a lively new dimension to a tried-and-true series.
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Published March 20, 2000
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.