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John Grant (novelist)

John Grant (born 1933 in Bolton, Lancashire) John has a older brother called Brian and went to St Peter and Pauls Primary School then went to Thornleigh. John is a crime writer, who writes under the pen name Jonathan Gash. He is the author of the Lovejoy series of novels. He wrote the novel The Incomer under the pen name Graham Gaunt.

Grant is a doctor by training and worked as a general practitioner and pathologist. He served in the British Army and attained the rank of Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was head of bacteriology at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for the University of London between 1971 and 1988.

Grant won the John Creasey Award in 1977 for his first Lovejoy novel, The Judas Pair. He is also the author of a series of medical thrillers featuring the character Dr. Clare Burtonall.

Grant lives outside Colchester in Essex, the setting for many of his novels. He has also been published in Postscripts.


His Lovejoy novels, written as Jonathan Gash, include:[1]

  • The Judas Pair (1977)
  • Gold By Gemini (1978)
  • The Grail Tree (1979)
  • Spend Game (1980)
  • The Vatican Rip (1981)
  • Firefly Gadroon (1982)
  • The Sleepers of Erin (1983)
  • The Gondola Scam (1984)
  • Pearlhanger (1985)
  • The Tartan Ringers (1986) aka The Tartan Sell
  • Moonspender (1986)
  • Jade Woman (1988)
  • The Very Last Gambado (1989)
  • The Great California Game (1991)
  • The Lies of Fair Ladies (1992)
  • Paid and Loving Eyes (1993)
  • The Sin Within Her Smile (1993)
  • The Grace in Older Women (1995)
  • The Possessions of a Lady (1995)
  • The Rich and the Profane (1998)
  • A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair (1999)
  • Every Last Cent (2001)
  • Ten Word Game (2003)
  • Faces in the Pool (2008)
  • Lovejoy at Large (omnibus) (1991)
  • Lovejoy at Large Again (omnibus) (1993)
  • Lovejoy Omnibus (omnibus) (1997)

His Dr. Clare Burtonall series, also written as Jonathan Gash, includes:[1]

  • Different Women Dancing (1997)
  • Prey Dancing (1998)
  • Die Dancing (2000)
  • Bone Dancing (2002)
  • Blood Dancing (2006)

Other novels written as Jonathan Gash include:[1]

  • The Year of the Woman (2004)
  • Finding Davey (2005)
  • Bad Girl Magdalene (2007)
  • Preddy Boy (2013)


  1. ^ a b c Fantastic Fiction. "Jonathan Gash (John Grant) aka Graham Gaunt". 

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