Alan Cook
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Cook Apr 17, 2009.

Book Drawing--Honeymoon for Three

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Cook Aug 2, 2007.


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Los Angeles, California
About Me:
After spending over a quarter of a century in the computer business, I am now pursuing my first love--writing, especially mysteries. My mystery novels include:
FORGET TO REMEMBER--an amnesia mystery. Carol Golden isn't her real name. She doesn't remember her real name or anything that happened before she was found, naked and unconscious, on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California.
RUN INTO TROUBLE--a footrace along the California coast in 1969 during the Cold War. But is the Cold War about to heat up? Winner Silver Quill award from the American Authors Association and named best Pacific West book by Reader Views.
HONEYMOON FOR THREE--suspense takes a thrill ride. Winner Silver Quill award from the American Author's Association and Reader Views award for best Mountain West book.
THE HAYLOFT: a 1950s mystery--bobby sox, slow dancing, bomb shelters, the communist conspiracy, and murder
HOTLINE TO MURDER--is the voice on the line that of a killer?
CATCH A FALLING KNIFE--sexual harassment, a stripper, murder in a college town.
THIRTEEN DIAMONDS--an unbelievable bridge hand, but you've got to survive to play it.
ACES AND KNAVES--gambling, murder and other hijinks in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Ray Bradbury, Denise Hamilton, Robert Crais, Sue Grafton, Tony Hillerman, Sir Walter Scott
The Horatio Hornblower books, by C.S. Forester, books about spying, such as BETWEEN SILK and CYANIDE, by Leo Marks
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV--Veronica Mars, The Medium, Buffy
My all-time favorite is MASH.
Movies--The Coca Cola Kid, A Little Romance, Shakespeare in Love, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Mrs. Henderson Presents

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Amazon Kindle Books Downloadable to iPod and iPhone

I'm glad to see that Amazon has made Kindle books compatible with iPod and iPhone because 7 of my books are on Kindle. This opens them up to a whole new world. On the other hand, I still like to read real books. It takes all kinds.

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 8:16am

HONEYMOON FOR THREE wins Readers Choice Award

Honeymoon for Three has won the Readers Choice award for best Mountain West book. See the logo among my pictures.

Posted on March 25, 2008 at 7:36am


The American Author's Association has announced that my mystery, HONEYMOON FOR THREE, has won a Silver Quill award. Each year the Association recognizes members' works that demonstrate excellence in their field. That brightened up my day.

Posted on November 6, 2007 at 12:15pm

MOON OVER MURDER on Amazon Shorts

My short story, MOON OVER MURDER, is live on Amazon Shorts. It is downloadable for only 49 cents at

Such a deal!

A teenage boy in the 1950s gets a dream summer job working in a restaurant beside a lake, owned by his aunt and uncle. It doesn't hurt that three pretty female…


Posted on October 6, 2007 at 11:00am

Mystery Limericks

I started writing limericks in high school. That was before I got into trouble for publishing a high school look-alike of the 1950s Confidential magazine (a fictional version of the story appears in my mystery novel, The Hayloft). I no longer write scandal sheets, but I do still write limericks. Here are some of my mystery limericks:

Of hostage talks writes Jeffery…


Posted on August 1, 2007 at 6:51am

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At 10:52am on October 19, 2008, Alan Cook said…
You're welcome, Beth. I need all the friends I can get!
At 10:30am on October 19, 2008, Beth Groundwater said…
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author!
At 2:36am on March 2, 2008, Kitty said…
I loved Honeymoon for Three, it was very easy to read and get caught up in.

Congrats on the award!

Sorry it took me so long to let you know what I thought of the book, but sometimes life just gets in the way.
At 7:20am on October 25, 2007, Charlotte Williamson said…
I'll have to try that. I have five books to give away. Help me work through this. Do I just announce it over the Crimespace blog discussion, or whatever? Refer them to my website to learn more about my books? Please bear with me. I'm new to this; still learning to wade my way through the milieu of promotional wares.
At 5:58am on October 24, 2007, Charlotte Williamson said…
Good idea about the drawing for your book. I'm a new author, and getting my name "out there' is a tremendous effort. I'm also new to Crimespace. Explain the "drawing." Could be something I'd like to try. Anything to promote my books.
At 4:25am on October 24, 2007, Laura Root said…
Hi Alan, just to let you know the copy of "Honeymoon for three" arrived safely - there's been a 2 week postal strike in Liverpool, England, so that has delayed things!
At 8:37am on October 1, 2007, Dick Lochte said…
Alan, thanks for the note about my review of the new Dick and Felix Francis novel. My feeling is that every time Francis gets too far from the track, the books suffer. This time, his hero hates horses, so ...
At 5:01am on September 29, 2007, Laura Root said…
Alan - so sorry, I've only just seen your message regarding a copy of "Honeymoon for Three". Many apologies.
At 7:24am on August 1, 2007, Karen Anderson said…
Hey, watch out with those remarks about Seattle. We have beautiful summers, exactly 9 weeks long.
At 7:23am on August 1, 2007, Jackie Houchin said…
Um... that "viewing," not virewing... sheesh!

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