Kaukauna, WI (PressExposure) January 02, 2009 -- What drives a small town in New England in the late 1920s to lynch a man? Immigrant Nick DeCostaâs skill as a wine grower makes him a fortune as a moonshiner and puts him at odds with the âshine sales of the MacKay clan, even though heâs wed to their wild youngest daughter. But is this the real reason he is killed? And who is the second corpse in the woods?
"Reminiscent of To Kill A Mockingbird, Blood Harvest is a chilling tale of hatred, racism, and violence spread by the Ku Klux Klan, not in the South, but in New England in the early part of the last century. Itâs the story of two rival bootlegging families, related by marriage but separated by prejudiceâ¦.What makes this book a pleasure to read, and re-read, is Cookâs unique voice. He relates the story of the trial, the lynching, and a bizarre revenge through the eyes of nine colorful characters. Blood Harvest is well-plotted and itâs writing is fresh, but itâs the characters that sell this one.â - Jackie Houchin, Mystery Scene Review
Bruce Cook, who also writes under the pen name Brant Randall, has earned credits as writer, producer, or director on eleven independent feature films as well as commercials. He has written more than twenty screenplays, including the films The Census Taker; Line of Fire; and Nightwish.
Since 1973 he has taught at a number of film schools, including USC, UCLA, and Los Angeles City College. Among his thousands of former students are Matt Groening (Creator of The Simpsons), actor Laurence Fishburne, Paramount VP of Marketing Lucia Ludovico, numerous directors and producers, six Academy Award nominees and winners, and twelve Emmy nominees and winners.
Dr. Cook holds a degree in Physics, Mathematics, Film Education, and Communications. He worked as a laser physicist on the Apollo Project. He and his wife live in Castaic, California.
After discovering that there were four other authors named Bruce Cook, he published his second novel Blood Harvest, under the pseudonym Brant Randall. His third novel Tommy Gun Tango, will be published in July 2009. Bruce and Brant will collaborate on that one.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Bruce," says Tracee Gleichner, Tour Coordinator for Pump Up Your Book Promotion Public Relations. "I read and loved Blood Harvest and feel that this book has everything needed to be a big hit!"
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