While examining the inventory for the estate sale from an eccentric deceased engineer, Lovejoy finds that he was a skilled art forger who inexplicably made two of everything including beautifully forged oil paintings, Victorian caricatures, and an enigmatic diary. When two golden Roman coins donated by him to the local museum are mysteriously stolen, and pushy American relatives of the dead man actively try to acquire their dead uncle's possessions, Lovejoy correctly deduces that there are clues in them which will lead to an ancient Roman grave on the Isle of Man, a place where historians believe the Romans never reached. Written by
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In 1986 Lovejoy's daughter was called Kate. In 1991/2 she was called Victoria. See more
Lady Jane Felsham
You'll never make the upper classes, Lovejoy; you're too much of a snob.