A Promise Kept

A Rick Carnes Cozy Mystery

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
342 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2020
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

The hidden secrets of a prominent and influential family are brought to light when a mysterious stranger comes to town and stirs things up in the gripping sleuth mystery, A Promise Kept (A Rick Carnes Cozy Mystery) by David Bishop. Captain Rick Carnes served in the army with Sergeant Edmund Jones. When Sergeant Jones sacrificed his life to save Rick's, Rick pledged to uphold the sergeant's dying request. With his last breath, Sergeant Jones stated that his family needs help. Upon leaving the army, Rick travels to Sergeant Jones's home town. Unsure what kind of trouble the family is in, Rick plans to lay low and surveil the area and its inhabitants. The first establishment he visits is the neighborhood bar, and his first encounter with one of the locals is with a cantankerous law enforcement officer. Fortunately, his scuffle with the police sergeant gains him respect with a large portion of the town's populace, including the police chief and Sergeant Jones's family. Accepting an invitation to the Jones's ranch for a birthday party, Rick witnesses the shooting of one of the guests. When one of the ranch hands is murdered, Rick suspects the family trouble may be at the bottom of the violence. Can he find the answers before anyone else is killed?

Suspense abounds in the riveting mystery, A Promise Kept (A Rick Carnes Cozy Mystery) by David Bishop. It is a stunning novel with the inscrutability of a whodunit. The combination of enigmatic characters, a disarming protagonist, and an interesting historical setting create an outstanding and intriguing story. The intricate plot has just enough mystery and crisis to hold the reader captivated until the exciting unmasking of the culprit. It is an absorbing and entertaining gumshoe mystery that will satisfy armchair sleuths who admire masculine investigators with scruples.