Car detective Jack Colby returns to solve a “dual-engine puzzle . . . Sleekly designed to appeal to both automobile buffs and cozy fans” (Booklist).
A call from Jack Colby’s fiery ex-wife Eva always means trouble. This time it’s a doozy. She’s been accused of her murdering her husband, a Mexican band leader shot to death on the towpath of the River Medway. But Jack’s race to the rescue comes with a slight detour: his other client, the beguiling Daisy Croft. Someone’s stolen Daisy’s beloved Morris Minor classic and she needs Jack’s car-theft sleuthing skills to get it back.
To Jack’s surprise, the two cases begin to merge. It’s appears that Eva and Daisy’s disparate dilemmas have something in common: a murder committed at a local pub more than three decades ago. And someone is still nursing old wounds. As a long-festering plan of vengeance endangers the lives of two innocent women, and a second murder occurs, Jack’s investigation heads down a very dangerous road.