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October Books 5) The Tartan Sell, by Jonathan Gash

My regular reader will be glad to know that I'm taking a break from Lovejoy at present, but I am well behind with book-blogging so here is one I finished a week or so ago. Actually it is rather a nice story, Lovejoy being much more like the lovable rogue played by Ian McShane on TV than the duplicitous psychopath of the earlier books. Here he falls in with a Scottish landed family who have fallen on hard times, via a spell working in a circus, and sorts out their financial problems and dark long-held secrets. He also of course gets lots of intimate but not very explicitly described female companionship. (I think the word "breast" is used at one point, which is almost shocking.) It's a more pleasant read than many of the books, but also a bit less demanding.
Tags: bookblog 2012, writer: jonathan gash
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