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by Severn House, 31 March 2016. ISBN:
Jack Colby owns and runs his
classic car repair business from his home at Frogs Hill in Kent. He also works
as a consultant for the Kent Car Crime Unit whenever a crime seems to be within
his field of expertise. Jack has heard of Adora Ferne, who in the Sixties was a
notorious cabaret singer at a London club called The Three Parrots, but Jack's
main interest in her is that she possesses twelve classic Jaguar cars. Rumour
has it that Adora was given these cars by her ex-lovers and ex-husbands and
Jack is surprised when Adora's manager, Danny Carter, commissions him to
approach the Earl of Storrington with an offer to buy his rare Jaguar sports
car: 'the thirteenth car'. Jack finds the Earl charming and civilised but
resolute in his refusal to sell his car and Jack suspects that the Earl had
also once been one of Adora's lovers.
Jack reports back to Adora, he is told that she has been receiving anonymous
letters and death threats, which Jack reports to the police. Soon after this
the first death occurs, but it is not Adora who dies.
works with the Kent Police to discover the truth behind the murder, which he
believes is tied to the past and what happened at the Three Parrots fifty years
previously, when one of Adora's lovers had been killed. He tries to discover
the truth behind the twelve beautiful Jaguars and the men who donated them and
the secret behind the elusive thirteenth car, but perhaps the greatest mystery
of all that puzzles Jack is the character of Adora and whether she is a
blackmailer or an enchantress. As the death toll mounts, Jack knows he has to
discover the truth quickly before Adora also becomes a victim.
is the eighth book in the series featuring Jack Colby. It is a delightful read,
with well-drawn, likeable characters, many of whom are old friends from
previous books, and a fascinating, multi-layered plot. This a page-turner and I
Amy Myers worked as a director in a London publishing firm,
before realising her dream to become a writer. Her first series featured
detective, August Didier, a half French, half English master chef in late
Victorian and Edwardian times. She is currently writing a series with her
American husband James Myers, featuring Jack Colby, car detective. Classic
in the Pits, is the fifth in the series, its successor, Classic Cashes
In, will follow later this year.Amy
also writes historical novels and suspense under the name Harriet Hudson.
Westronis a successful short story writer and a Creative Writing
teacher.She is the moderator for the
cosy/historical crime panel, The Deadly Dames.Her crime novels are set both in contemporary and Victorian times.The Terminal Velocity of Cats is the
first in her Scene of Crimes novels, was published July 2013. Her second book About the Children was published in May