perfect read for any mystery buff" - HTexas Magazine, Hot Summer Books,
had me hooked on the first page and I was sad to reach the last page... Even
the most minor characters are written in such a way that I felt as if I knew
them" -- Kay Martinez, Murder Express
splendid follow-up to Cobb's debut novel... chiseled out of the Texas
landscape, politics, and Virginia Rodriguez's sometimes bitchy, but mostly
likeable, character" -- Midwest Book Review
"Don't start an LB Cobb mystery if there are any
demands on the next few hours of your time. From the opening page, you are
hooked and delighted to hang onto the hook" -- Review of Texas Books
"Humorous, believable characters, and more bite than a
Texas rattlesnake" -- Chris Rogers, author of Bitch Factor, Rage
Factor, and Chill Factor
"A gem of a story! Master story-teller L.B. Cobb weaves
a no-holds-barred legal thriller" -- Mary V. Welk, author and winner of
the 2002 Readers' Choice Award for Best Mystery Series
"Another witty, perplexing mystery from L.B. Cobb.
Multi-faceted characters, biting humor and emotional discoveries pack the
pages from beginning to end" -- Tracy Farnsworth, Mysterious Corner,
The Romance Readers Connection
story is masterfully told from a point-counterpoint perspective,
interweaving the prosecution and defense point of view as Cobb takes the
readers through a criminal investigation, into the courtroom, and then on to
the unexpected ending" -- Roger Paulding Reviews (on Amazon.com)
"I don't know that I have ever read anything that
handled interracial relationships as openly, sensitively, and with such a
sense of acceptance" -- Charlene Keller, Texas Authors
L. B. Cobb
grew up in Tennessee and practiced geology before practicing law. She
now lives in Houston, Texas.
Visit the author at www.lbcobb.com.
ON THE BACK COVER: A federal prosecutor, the nemesis
of Washington elite, is murdered in a posh Bayou City Texas hotel room. His
wife is found with the gun at the scene and her motive is obvious -- he did
her wrong and she caught him in the act. The wife is arrested quickly.
Perhaps too quickly, Assistant DA Virginia Rodriguez soon realizes, but she
finds a dismissal isn't that simple. Powerful people want a conviction and
more than Virginias career is on the line -- calculating killers have added
her name to their list. Virginia is smart and sassy, and she can hold her
own against Leo Zachmann, the high-profile defense attorney who has taken up
the wife's cause, but can she deliver Texas justice in a case where the
truth is more elusive than the evidence?
Promises Town delivers a rich blend of memorable
characters, a fascinating view of the two-sided search for truth in criminal
cases, an intriguing mystery, wry humor, and Virginia Rodriguez, a woman who
has it all -- a killer of a job, a child and a dog to feed, a house to keep,
promises to remember, and no Prince Charming in view.
Promises Town has been selected by the Texas State
Library and Archives Commission for its Talking
Book Program. It was included in the Mystery/Detective Fiction from
Texas , on display at the Southwestern
Writers Collection at Texas State University-San Marcos from September
2, 2003 to February 29, 2004. Promises Town received the Fowler Award
and earned recognition in the Tennessee Mountain Writers, Cumberland
Writers, and Fort Bend Writers unpublished manuscript competitions.
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