Spend Game (Lovejoy 4) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Spend Game (Lovejoy 4) has been added to your Basket
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book is eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK. Your order will be picked, packed and dispatched by Amazon. Buy with confidence!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Spend Game (Lovejoy 4) Paperback – 21 Mar 2013


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£6.99
£0.01 £0.01
£6.99 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Spend Game (Lovejoy 4) + Gold from Gemini (Lovejoy 2)
Price For Both: £13.98

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: C & R Crime (21 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472102878
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472102874
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.6 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

Splendidly energetic ... Gash gets better and better. (The Times )

Book Description

When Lovejoy witnesses a car crash that turns out to be a murder - with one of his oldest antique-dealer friends the victim - he sets out on a trail of revenge that leaves him pondering several bewildering questions.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 April 2013
Format: Paperback
John Grant, who penned the Lovejoy books under the name Jonathan Gash presents us here with Lovejoy's fourth adventure. I should point out that if you have never read any of the books before and only watched the tv series, the books are different.

It starts when Lovejoy sees a friend forced off the road and killed, whilst he is having one of his trysts. Lovejoy is of course soon on the case, risking his life on a dangerous mission for an antique that he never knew existed. If you decide to purchase this and think that you soon know who the killer is and are disappointed, then keep reading, the actual murder is not the mystery, the mystery is what was so valuable to lead to murder.

As Lovejoy faces one of his fears we find out something about his Army days and what he got up to. With adventure and excitement there is humour here too as Lovejoy has his usual entanglement with the ladies, and he also gives us some of his antiques tips. This is another enjoyable tale to get caught up in.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roger Risborough on 10 Feb. 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Lovejoy is the original Essex Man . . . a ducker, a diver, and a divvie . . . that means someone with the magical gift of being able to divine the presence of true antiques. That's a great basis for a series of hero-in-peril novels in the Dick Francis mould. This is the fourth in the Lovejoy series - I've read a few previously and hearing that the TV series is to be reborn with more emphasis on the original source material, I thought I'd try another of the books. This is an enjoyable romp with all the same positives and negatives from previous readings. The positives are Lovejoy himself; the Essex-estuary setting (little villages full of big characters, boozy pubs, antiques shops and dealers) but more than anything, the little nuggets of antiques history and information (different in every book but here including locks, railway memorabilia and "treen") that stud the whole story. The negatives? Well this was written in a hurry in the pre-laptop era and could have done with a lot more crafting - many of the descriptions of action and situation may have made sense in the author's head, but they often don't to the reader. The biggest minus, though, is the apparent need for these stories to climax with some improbable maelstrom of danger, fisticuffs, blood, sweat and tears. That's a shame, because that approach detracts from a lot of the earlier cosy antiquey stuff. These are novels of two halves - great beginnings, but with boringly predictable, physical endings. So overall, lots to enjoy, less to love.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michele L. Worley on 25 Nov. 2006
Format: Audio CD
"...and the antiques game is nothing but trouble. Beautiful, lovely trouble, all the bloody time."

"That was Leckie all over. Didn't care much about difficulties, knowledge, and education. He just knew his attitude would carry him through. Most times he'd been right. Like the time our platoon went into a high scrubland plateau where the tribes spoke a weird private language of clicks, hisses, and croaks. Within a week, he was our official translator, having absorbed the language by a sort of osmosis."

- Lovejoy, on how Leckie managed to jump into the antiques game

Lovejoy and Leckie ("Mr. Leckworth" only to official types) never had much in common. Lovejoy is scruffy, often shifty, and cursed with a knack for getting into trouble; Leckie was never at a loss and had a knack for fitting in anywhere, even the antique dealers of East Anglia. Nevertheless, as the story opens it's Leckie who's just been killed by thugs unknown and Lovejoy who, thanks to a terrifying expedition to blow up a railway tunnel during their time in the army, has been trusted by Leckie to carry on. But Lovejoy's only clue to what Leckie's been up to is that he was apparently killed for some worthless stuff auctioned off from a doctor's estate: a locked reproduction escritoire, a bag of medical instruments, and a privately printed book about local railway history written by the doctor himself.

As usual, the reader gets a number of little stories supplied along with the main plot; Lovejoy continually sizes up all the potential antiques he meets with fascinating little bits of commentary on how the genuine ones came to be made and how hard-working fakers simulate them.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By MRS on 19 Jan. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed the Lovejoy television series since it was first televised and it is great to have these books now on my Kindle.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By R. J. Verrillo on 9 Nov. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Good read and storyline easy to follow, as stated on my previous reviews of these books you have to totally forget Ian McShane's television portrayal of Lovejoy as the book's character is a lot darker and less of a mischievous rogue; on the whole I would recommend the book but try to read them in sequence.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Dave on 24 Sept. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Nothing like the excellent TV series, but a lot of the old characters are here, and many of them less savoury than in the TV series. An excellent read!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed this series and would recommend them all. However, becoming a little similar in plot. ie., always bad guys, beaten up, against all the odds, success. Even so, good read well written.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I did enjoy this book. It made a change from my usual historical novels. I also read three other "Lovejoy" novels - but I don't think I will bother about any more. The plots are all good, but Lovejoy does have a charmed life. He should have been killed off by every one of the "baddies" but always managed to survive for yet another hair-raising episode.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback