The once-notorious cabaret singer Adora Ferne has twelve classic Jaguar cars but is desperate for the thirteenth. Jack Colby is commissioned to buy it from its owner, the Earl of Storrington. But when a murder follows the earl's rejection of an offer, Jack finds himself rushing headlong into danger.
Jack Colby, car detective, is commissioned to buy a 'dream' car from an earl, but finds himself racing into serious danger. The once-notorious cabaret singer Adora Ferne guards a private treasure trove of twelve classic Jaguar cars, but hankers over the one that is missing. Enter Jack Colby: Adora's manager Danny Carter has commissioned him to buy the thirteenth dream car from its owner, the Earl of Storrington. When a murder follows the earl's rejection of an offer, Jack is determined to find out whether there is a link between that and the twelve Jaguars. But the path to the killer divides: does the truth lie amongst the secrets of Adora's past or much closer to home? Speeding along the route he's certain will lead to the answer, Jack rushes headlong into danger.
Amy Myers has written a wide range of novels, from crime to historical sagas to contemporary romance. She is married to the American-born car buff James Myers, who has collaborated with her in creating Jack Colby. Other crime novels by Amy Myers include the Auguste Didier series, the Tom Wasp, Victorian chimney sweep novels, and the Marsh and Daughter Mysteries.
"A refreshing book that requires some mental agility in order to keep on top of the plot." -- Frank P, reviewer "Myers' eighth in the Jack Colby series, one of her best, has a surfeit of suspects, a complicated back story filled with quirky characters, and a surprise ending" Kirkus Reviews