The very first book in the classic Lovejoy series which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger Award for best debut novel.
Jonathan Gash is the pen name ofJohn Grant, who also wrote under the name of Graham Gaunt. Born in 1933 in Bolton, Lancashire, Grant trained as a doctor and worked as both a GP and a pathologist. He also served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, where he rose to the rank of Major, and was head of bacteriology at the University of London's School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His first Lovejoy novel, The Judas Pair, won the Crime Writers' Association prestigious John Creasey award in 1977. Grant lives in Colchester, Essex.
Taking on the energy of revenge, his quest builds up to an exciting and surprising climax. Of Seventies vintage, Lovejoy has for too long been out of print. The Judas Pair, the first of a series, marks the welcome return of a star among loveable rogues. - Daily Mail