By Amy Myers
Motor vehicle detective Jack Colby has a brand new case, yet quickly suspects even more is at stake . . . - All isn't good at the movie set of director invoice Wade’s new blockbuster darkish Harvest. at the beginning Jack Colby, automobile detective, can’t think his good fortune whilst he's referred to as in to enquire the disappearance of invoice Wade’s infrequent 1935 Auburn speedster, yet he quickly realizes that this can be no straight forward robbery. Jack’s caution lighting are starting to flash approximately his project – and rightly so, as the level is decided for homicide.
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Observed her as soon as. final week, i feel. Nipped in to work out even if there has been any mileage within the Auburn robbery. informed to work out her, yet she was once arguing with that chap over there. ’ She waved a hand in the direction of Nigel Biddington. ‘I attempted, yet I couldn’t pay attention a lot of it. They stopped whilst I got here in. ’ She sounded aggrieved. ‘Something approximately thirty, that’s all. ’ ‘Pieces of silver? ’ I requested sweetly. ‘You’d learn about that. ’ ‘They should have been speaking concerning the vehicles coming today,’ Chris ventured as a unnecessary peace providing. ‘Thirty’s the magic quantity, isn’t it? ’ ‘Yes,’ I stated, storing the data approximately Angie away. it'd be fascinating if Pen might be trusted – and he or she may. It wasn’t the proof that have been the matter – it was once what she did with them. ‘Probably nothing,’ Joan acknowledged. ‘Angie frequently rowed with Nigel. I heard them too. ’ i used to be approximately to investigate extra while Pen barged in with all weapons blazing. ‘Then I went to determine invoice. I requested him approximately Margot Croft. ’ Pen acknowledged blithely. ‘He clammed up. ’ ‘I’m now not stunned. ’ Joan appeared aghast. ‘What did you ask him? ’ ‘Whether Margot had killed herself within the Auburn – great tale if she did, with it going lacking now and all that. ’ All 3 people sat shocked. particularly me. This was once going it a section, even for Pen. not one of the reviews I’d learn of Margot’s demise pointed out the Auburn. ‘Very tactful,’ I answered eventually. ‘Did invoice answer, or did he get you thrown out? ’ ‘He’s a gent. not like you, Jack. is aware tips to behave. He informed me she killed herself in her personal automobile, a Lancia. ’ ‘Happy now? ’ I requested satirically. ‘Not but. ’ She grinned and that i groaned. ‘So what comes subsequent? no matter what it really is, I doubt if it is going to win you a unfastened seat on the darkish Harvest prime. ’ ‘Maybe it’s extra enjoyable to not have one. ’ Pen became purposefully to Joan and Chris. ‘You stated you have been round for working Tides. you want to were extras, like Angie. And Tom Hopkins was once there too. She sacked him final week, didn’t she? Why? Knew an excessive amount of, did he? Did Brian Tegg? Or that wimp Graham East? You knew Angie while she used to be an additional. Extras constantly fancy larger elements. desired to play Ramble herself, did she? ’ ‘Yes, yet not—’ Joan yelped, yet Pen swept on. ‘Jealous of Margot Croft, was once she? ’ ‘That’s enough,’ Chris shouted. ‘Pure nonsense and it’s now not actual. It’s no longer. Margot used to be a celebrity, a true megastar and Angie was once a newbie. She couldn’t—’ Pen shrugged him off like an stressful ant. ‘Star? simply because she slept with the manufacturer, or in her case director, possibly either, to get the half? ’ Joan rose trembling to her toes. ‘I won't hearken to this. i can't. Come on, Chris. ’ Chris wanted no urging after this assault on Margot’s integrity, and her, leaving me poleaxed with a complacent Pen. ‘Touched a nerve, didn’t I? I’ve bought a idea, Jack,’ she stated confidentially, even supposing that isn’t a notice that sits simply with Pen. I struggled to maintain listening, at the foundation that i've got – ordinary although it may possibly appear – appreciate for Pen in many ways. i admire the way in which she pulls no punches; I hate the best way she prepares them. On one point she’s reliable, yet on the entire others, wear your tough hats simply because concrete rain’s going to fall.