A Cat to Kill For by GW Miller
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 1.0 Mb
A Cat to Kill For: When a classic car dealer learns that the client who commissioned him to restore a seemingly ordinary old Jaguar has been found dead, he joins with the victim’s quirky sister to investigate. They are drawn into a dangerous world in search of a murderer…
“Gavin tapped his knuckles along the front of the hood checking for shoddy repairs.
“There’s some evidence of mice, but surprisingly little rust.” Gus coughed, struggling to get out from under the car. “So far I think it looks pretty good.” He stood back up, brushing off dust and bits of hay.
“That’s what I’m thinking, too.” Gavin lifted the hood and cringed as if he’d found a dead rodent inside. He took a step back and turned to Don with a look of disdain. “Your father did this?”
“What? The Chevy engine?” Don squinted. Gavin nodded slowly as if he thought doing such a thing should be a capital offense.
“No. I think he bought it that way.”
“So you don’t have the original motor?”
“No. Why?” Don asked. “Is that a problem? I …”
“Sorry,” Andrew interrupted. “I forgot to tell you about that.”
Gavin ran his fingers through his hair. “Andrew, if I’m going to restore this for you that thing has to go.”
“Of course!” Andrew laughed. “I wouldn’t want somebody in the club to kill me.”
“What do you think?” Gavin looked at Gus who was now bent over inspecting the tubular space frame.
“Still not much rust, but I’m sure I’ll find more. Assuming you get an engine that’s already rebuilt … a couple of months’ work I’d say.”
Andrew smiled. “So you’re giving it a thumbs up?”
“Oh yes,” Gavin said, caressing the fender with his fingers. “I love these cars. It needs to be saved and given a new life.”
“So it’s a deal then?” Don asked.
“It’s a deal,” Andrew said, pulling a wad of cash from his coat pocket.”