Publication: Collins, 1986, London
First edition. Generic inscription on the pastedown sheet completely covered by the dust jacket flap "Best wishes from the author. Jonathan Gash," and signed by the author on the title page. Page edges uniformly tanned, else fine, bright copy in dust jacket with the faint, but readable words at the lower portion of the spine "Signed by the author." This condition caused by a label being placed on the transparent dust jacket and through exposure to light has imprinted the words on the spine. After one antiques dealer is murdered, another drowned, and a third vanishes, Lovejoy thinks it wise to leave East Anglia quickly. On the trail of some rare antiques, he finds himself in Scotland, masquerading as a distant cousin of the Clan McGunn and takes up residence as the clan's forger. Before long he finds himself in one of the biggest scams of his career.
Inventory Number: 40606