A Case for Jack Colby, Car Detective – first in a new mystery series featuring classic cars - When Jack Colby glimpses a 1938 Lagonda V12 lying uncared for in a Kentish country barn, he has to have a closer look – which brings him face to face with its angry owner, Polly Davis. Is it the car or Polly that captivates his heart? He decides to find out more about both, but hiA Case for Jack Colby, Car Detective – first in a new mystery series featuring classic cars - When Jack Colby glimpses a 1938 Lagonda V12 lying uncared for in a Kentish country barn, he has to have a closer look – which brings him face to face with its angry owner, Polly Davis. Is it the car or Polly that captivates his heart? He decides to find out more about both, but his enquiries are abruptly cut short when Polly is murdered. Convinced that the Lagonda is somehow involved, he is determined to bring her killer to justice, even at the expense of his own safety . . ....
|Title||:||Classic in the Barn|
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Classic in the Barn Reviews
Believe it or not, you can add an interest in classic cars to my resume along with a passion for crime fiction. To my eyes even a Model T-- the old Tin Lizzie-- is sexier than today's plastic and aluminum contraptions. And don't get me started on Stutz Bearcats or the Hispano-Suiza Boulogne! When I learned about Amy Myer's car detective series, I knew I had to take it out for a test drive.Even non-car enthusiasts should enjoy this book because the talk never becomes unduly technical. I may like classic cars, but I don't necessarily want to be put to sleep by too much car jargon. Besides, the information Myers gives about car theft rings and the like is truly interesting and fits in with any normal crime fiction fan's education. The mystery and the car fit together well with the list of people wanting to buy the car turning into an excellent suspect list for the woman's murder.There's only one thing that left me cold about Classic in the Barn: Its main character. Be warned-- my reasons are much more subjective than objective, so your mileage may well indeed vary. Colby is a bit of a lad, although he's not as suave and sophisticated as he likes to think, and his charm and banter need a bit of a brush and polish. All in all Jack Colby reminded me of another lad that I do not care for-- Jonathan Gash's Lovejoy. Always on the lookout for the next great thing that will save the business, forever short of cash, and giving the impression-- whether it's true or not-- that his interpretation of the law changes from day to day. The type of man who only notices a woman if she's well-dressed and beautiful and can do something for him. Amy Myers' car detective series is a good one if you like the main character. Unfortunately I never could get over my distaste, and it seriously dulled my enjoyment of the book.
It was an okay mystery. I think the protagonist was supposed to come across as very suave, but he definitely seemed to dip into smarmy at some points... So that was a bit off-putting.
Jack Colby restores classic cars, so when he sees a rare Lagonda in a rundown barn, he falls in love with it. He's also attracted to widowed Polly, who owns the car, although she refuses to sell it to him. When Polly is found dead, Jack becomes a suspect. He knows he's innocent, but there is a whole crew of people involved with cars who are sinister in varying degrees. Probably this book would be more appealing to those who also love classic cars, especially British and European marques.
For car detective Jack Colby, nothing beats the thrill of finding a pre-war Lagonda abandoned in a barn. In Amy Meyers’ “Classic in the Barn” Jack’s discovery sets in motion of chain of events that leads to murder. All the stuff you love in a good British mystery, but no cats or knitting octogenarians on the scene.
another eventful book about Classic cars and murder in the Kent countryside. as Jack Colby searches out the murder of Polly Davis and hunts for stolen cars. Great read.
Interesting, but a bit wordy/rambling at times.
Mystery series about an English car detective. It was ok..a little slow going.
Lacking in real content and drive.