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5.0 out of 5 stars Reminded me of the Golden Age of Detective Novels!, August 6, 2009

By Carole Gill (England) Author - See all my reviews

Memoirs of Bear reads like the best of the golden age detective novels.

There are few Detectives as interesting as Bear Williams, part Apache--and all American hero! He's hugely engaging.

It seemed to me as I read the novel,… Continue

Posted on August 8, 2009 at 8:41am

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San Antonio, Texas
About Me:
I'm new to fiction, but an old hand at TV copy, technical writing and a touch of newspaper journalism, magazine writing and publishing wanders through my background. Recently retired to write fiction full time. It is truly a relief to put pen to paper on a subject that is not mind numbingly boring.
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I like just about anything except mushy romances. I'm a little shaky about some of the vampire fantasy stuff out there too.
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I love movies. Even the Geeky old musicals from the 30's. I even own a couple of old Tom Mix oaters from the 20's. I also collect old radio shows so I guess my taste in entertainment is a bit nuts. I liked all of the noir stuff that came out right after the war. WW2 that is. I liked all the Lonesome Dove mini-series. I like the Harry Potter flicks. I was a little disappointed in the Tolkien trilogy.

MEMOIRS OF BEAR: Nueces means nuts

I am pleased to announce that Mythica Publishing will be releasing my novel MEMOIRS OF BEAR: Nueces Means Nuts . The press release is below:

Mythica to publish US Author Tom Cooke's Debut Novel.
'THE MEMOIRS OF BEAR: Nueces Means Nuts' is a mystery novel penned by first time novelist Thomas D. Cooke. Mythica Publishing are pleased to have acquired the rights to publish this exciting work from this very talented author.

Mythica's Graeme S Houston says, "Tom's book is a superb crime-noir tale that will have readers on the edge of their seats. I'm over the moon to have added his great talents to the Mythica family of authors."

PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 10, 2009 – Mythica Publishing are delighted that U.S. author Tom Cooke is the latest addition to the list of accomplished authors signing with this new and exciting company. Tom Cooke, although this is his first novel is no stranger to the media, having worked in the Cable TV industry for many years after leaving the U.S. Army, and being the writer of a number of technical manuals during those years.

Of his novel, THE MEMOIRS OF BEAR: Nueces Means Nuts is the story of Bear Williams; half breed Apache Private Eye whose grandfather was a tribal holy man. Despite years of training by his grandfather, Bear's mystic abilities are nominal and he solves most of his cases the old fashioned way, by hard work and, in Bear’s case, good friends and dumb luck.
The case's genesis, a deadly boring missing persons case, quickly turns into a cruel and grisly murder and a scandal of gigantic proportions. As the scandal is revealed it unwaveringly involves the cream of Texas society, a crazed preacher, an oil theft, homicide and rudeness, the last of which is regarded by some as a Capital Offense in Texas.
Despite two attempts on his life, Bear and his team of allies plod steadily forward and start to stack fact on top of fact until a preponderance of evidence starts to point to a surprising suspect. Even more surprising is how abruptly justice is meted out and by whom.
The well defined and likeable characters in this tale will draw the reader into the complex web of crime and scandal that surrounds the likeable Bear and his friends as they strike fear into the hearts of the perpetrators of the crime…eventually!

THE MEMOIRS OF BEAR: Nueces Means Nuts will be released later this year.

Please see www.mythicapublishing.com/
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At 1:28am on February 6, 2011, Mark Porter said…
Cheers, Tom. Thanks for the good wishes, good luck with your ventures too. Interesting to see something different going on.


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