Amy Myers along with her husband Jim who is a car aficionado have started a new series featuring car detective Jack Colby. The first book in the series is called Classic in the Barn and is due to be published by Severn House by 25 February. The first short story featuring him was published in the February issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
When Jack Colby glimpses a 1938 Lagonda V12 lying uncared for in a Kentish country barn, he just has to have a closer look – which brings him face to face with its angry owner, Polly Davies, former TV presenter and widow of car dealer Mike. Is it the car or Polly that captivates Jack’s heart? No question, he has to find out more about both.
Jack’s enquiries are abruptly cut short when some days later he finds Polly’s murdered body lying outside the barn. Convinced that the Lagonda is somehow involved, he is determined to bring her killer to justice.
But Jack drives in the fast lane – and hazard lights are always flashing
Amy and Jim have a classic car of their own a robin-egg blue Karmann Ghia, which was immortalised on screen recently in a brief appearance in a Dulux advertisement.
Look out for the new series it is bound to be enjoyed by those who love cars!