ISBN #: 978-15146889110
Page Count: 254
Copyright: July 27, 2015
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The world is changing for John Hathaway, newlywed and occasional PI.
He has a wife who is pushing to start a family, a best friend who is keeping a secret from him and a mentor who may soon be dropping the prefix on his semi-retirement. Even the number of Maltese dogs in his life has doubled.
Fortunately for Hath, there are some things that never change. Invited to a restaurant opening, he immediately lands in the midst of another zesty murder. Apparently, he’s not the only one with a taste for the past. An old foe has emerged, and everyone will need to watch their backs.
In the latest Enescu Fleet series, we catch up with all the usual suspects, er, characters. Johnny, and new wife, Lesley; his buddy, Hutton and fiancee, Ate; and of course, the sleuth himself, Enescu Fleet. Invited to a pickle purveyors restaurant opening, Johnny, or Hath, as otherwise known, arrives to find Hutton and Fleet in attendance, although no one knows who sent the invites. Of course, where ever this gang goes, murder is sure to follow, and the madcap adventures begin.
I am a die-hard Enescu fan. Fleeting Promise is my seventh review of Mr. Youngs’ work and I am never disappointed. Hath has a self-deprecating quality, as well as a dry humor that I especially appreciate. The Enescu Fleet mysteries are characterized by a light, humorous style that focuses more on the people and their foibles than the murders.
Enescu Fleet always gets his man, and leaves the reader with an entertaining perspective. How does a semi-retired sleuth with a weird name and a bunch of well meaning misfits do it? To quote from Fleeting Promise, "He’s Eskimo effing Fleet, that’s how."
I highly recommend Fleeting Promise, and all of Mr. Youngs work to anyone that appreciates intelligent, sportive mystery stories.
*A physical copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.