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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.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
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.

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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.
At 12:00pm on December 6, 2010, Bobbye Terry said…
Tom, Received and understand. :) I'm watching your back.
At 12:14am on October 26, 2010, Anne Claybrook said…
Welcome, fellow Texan! I'm looking forward to reading your book. One of my reading goals is any mystery set in Texas! My book that I'm working on is set in West Texas.
Congratulations on your publishing success and the rave reviews.

Kindest Regards,
At 11:06am on September 8, 2009, Jon Loomis said…
Thanks for the note awhile back, Tom. Sorry to be so slow getting back to you--I almost never check my inbox here, for some reason. All best to you--

At 2:18am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Tom, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 3:31am on June 22, 2009, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Tom,

Thanks for the blog comment. It's great to get these little bits of information and they go to show just how closely we are related though we may think ourselves one particular nationality. My own mother was Anglo-Indian and met my father when he was serving with the British Army in India in the 1930s so I know what it's like to have a mixed heritage.

Hope your back's feeling better my friend, mine is killing me today. I received the final edits to my Ripper sequel today and have spent the day going through them. There weren't many, and i was amazed ayhow few there were so I've been able to go through the whole thing in a day and approve the final ms. (I must be getting better at this writing lark).

Best regards

At 10:53pm on May 25, 2009, Susan Whitfield said…
Fantastic! Good luck with your endeavors!
At 5:37am on May 25, 2009, Christopher Valen said…
You're welcome, Tom. I look forward to further discussions and comments.
At 2:03am on April 27, 2009, Ian McFadyen said…
Thanks Tom. I'm looking forward to being part of the Crimespace team!
At 7:25am on April 26, 2009, Michael Phelps said…
Good evening Tom,

Thanks for letting me be your friend on Crimespace.

I will definitely be getting my copy of "Memoirs of Bear". It sounds like a facinating read. I see you were in several spots in VN. I salute you and thank you for your service, and I'm damn glad you made it home.


Mike Phelps

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