VJ Books Presents Author Jonathan Gash (aka John Grant)!
Jonathan Gash is the main pseudonym of John Grant, a distinguished English medical doctor who has turned out more than a mystery a year since he began publishing in 1977. Gash was born John Grant in Bolton, Lancastershire, on September 30, 1933. He grew up in Bolton as one of a large family of boys. He married Pamela Richard, a nurse, on 19 February 1955, at age twenty-one, and they had three children. He attended the University of London, where he received his M.B. and B.S. in 1958, and the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, where he earned his M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. and became a member of the International College of Surgeons.
While a penniless premed and then medical student, Grant held a variety of odd jobs to pay for his education. Once his main medical degrees were completed, Grant turned to full-time medical practice, but, while doing so, earned specialized degrees--D.Path., D.Bact., D.H.M., M.D., and D.T.M.H. He was a general practitioner in London from 1958 to 1959, a pathologist in London and Essex from 1958 to 1962, and a clinical pathologist in Hanover and Berlin from 1962 to 1965. A stint in the Medical Corps of the British Army from 1965 to 1968 earned him the rank of major.
In 1968 Grant moved to Hong Kong, where he served as head of the clinical pathology division at Queen Mary Hospital and as lecturer in the faculty of medicine of the University of Hong Kong. He left Hong Kong in 1971 to become head of the bacteriology unit of the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London. He also became a member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine.
His first work under the pseudonym by which he is best known among readers of the detective-fiction world, The Judas Pair, was published in 1977.
Gash lives outside Colchester in Essex, the setting for many of his novels.
Jonathan Gash Bibliography
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 - 1991
- Lovejoy at Large Again - 1993
- Lovejoy Omnibus - 1997
Dr. Clare Burtonall Series
- Different Women Dancing - 1997
- Prey Dancing - 1998
- Die Dancing - 2000
- Bone Dancing - 2002
- Blood Dancing - 2006
- The Year of the Woman - 2004
- Finding Davey - 2005
- Bad Girl Magdalene - 2007
- Preddy Boy - 2013
Jonathan Gash Awards
- 1977 CWA New Blood Dagger Award for The Judas Pair
- 1977 John Creasey Award for The Judas Pair
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