Book: A Promise Kept

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A Promise Kept
by David Bishop

Story grabs you from the get-go with its sympathetic main character. This may be a cozy mystery, but I see a few shades of Phillip Marlowe in Rick Carnes’ personality. Just a touch, less hard-boiled. An ex-army Captain who’s worked in govt investigations, Carnes doesn’t take any flak or swallow any lies. The story’s fairly clean over all, but one of the suspects has a foul mouth.

This is definitely a more cosy story than Chandlers’ works, no senseless murders, but almost as mystifying. I like it that Carnes works together with the law. Plus, he has Marlowe beat with all the modern technical resources. The “whodunit” was a complete surprise. I liked the Epilogue; it rounded out the story quite nicely. Kudos, Mr Bishop, on a very well written story!

I’m not sure why, but my name seems to have been listed in Amazon’s “BAD ONES” book recently, as the last three reviews I’ve done were rejected almost immediately — even the brief review for an adult coloring book. So I’ll post my reviews here.

8 thoughts on “Book: A Promise Kept

  1. RE: your reviews: do you specify that you are an author? If so, that would be why your review gets rejected. It is the stupidest rule I’ve ever seen…
    Sounds like a nice read.

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      1. It’s odd – but check if anywhere in your profile you mention it? I think it is stupid that authors cannot in the first place. What? Writers don’t read? Please.

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      2. You know, this is starting to make sense. Never mentioned it –but in my last three reviews I decided to include my little gravatar, which I use for all my profiles. Maybe that gave it away. I had wondered if that might have something to do with it; it seemed those were the ones rejected, but I thought it was only coincidence. Thanks for the tip, Dale.

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      3. That’ll do it. So stupid though, no? Seriously, like authors are leaving false reviews on other authors’ books? For the heck of it, you should try leaving a review on one of those books sans gravatar and see (though maybe your name is already listed… use your middle name 😉
        You’re welcome. I’d be interested to see if it works!


      4. PS: Posted one last not with no gravatar and it was accepted right away. But I’d better check into this odd “rule.”
        Went back and carefully read the guidelines with this in mind. Nothing about authors, but I see this and the light goes on:
        Please do not include URLs external to Amazon or personally identifiable content in your review.


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