Bill Brooks Tom Dooley: American Tragedy

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Tom Dooley: American Tragedy

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Some men return from war to a life of peace, and some never return at all. Tom Dooley returned from the Civil War and became embroiled in a tumultuous affair with Ann Foster Melton, a married woman. Their affair is openly known throughout the community. Later, Tom becomes involved with two of Ann’s cousins, Pauline Foster and Laura Foster. When it is learned that Tom is about to elope with Laura, who is then found murdered, there are plenty of suspects, Tom being the principal one. He along with Ann Foster are arrested for the crime. After a while, Tom claims that Ann had nothing to do with the murder, although he does not openly admit his own guilt. He is tried and defended by the state’s former governor, Zebulon Vance. Though found guilty twice, there are those who believe Tom is innocent, openly wondering why he had reason to kill the girl he was going to run away with.

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CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR BILL BROOKS

“Brooks' novel deserves to be mentioned with such western classics as Shane, Hombre, and The Virginian. He captures the everyday humanity behind the legends while simultaneously adding to the myth of the great golden West. This is one of the most inventive, moving, and memorable western novels in many years.”

Starred Booklist on The Stone Garden
“This well-crafted tale is a graceful song, alive with drama [and] biting wit . . .”

Publishers Weekly on The Stone Garden
“The interplay between Cole and his two riding buddies make this fine novel sing. Western fans are largely forced to survive on reprints originally written decades ago, which makes the work of contemporary writers like Brooks, who work in the grand western tradition, all the more satisfying.”

Starred Booklist on Winter Kill
“Leavening the action is Brooks’ sly humor―for instance, when a near-penniless Cole shops for an ornery, speckled, $30 horse; or when, by the campfire, Cole and Harper discuss Don Quixote. Another fine effort.”

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About the Author:

Bill Brooks is the author of many highly acclaimed historical and frontier fiction novels. After a lifetime of working a variety of jobs, Brooks turned to his first love―writing. Brooks wrote a string of frontier fiction novels, beginning with The Badmen (1992) and Buscadero (1993), before he attempted something more lyrical and literary: The Stone Garden: The Epic Life of Billy the Kid (2002). The Stone Garden was compared by Booklist with classics like The Virginian and Hombre. Brooks went on to write in succession three series of Western novels, beginning with Law For Hire (2003), then, Dakota Lawman (2005), and finished up with The Journey of Jim Glass (2007). He lives and writes in Florida. His next Five Star Publishing Western will be The Life and Times of Tom Dooley, coming November 2016.

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