Tom Bryde


I write. I have spent most of my life around very structured organizations... military, police, matrimony. Along the way, I gathered little acorns, seeds of characters, plots, human situations, that, once germinated, grew into something more. I would like to take credit for the nurturing of the seeds, claim a well fed, fertile mind, but we know where that would lead. Instead, I will thank Mother Nature for dropping the seeds, my family for helping to care for them and showing me the value of allowing them to grow. Did any turn into mighty oaks? Probably not, but it's still early days, and it's a thrill to at least be trying.

Because of the uniforms of my past, my mysteries have police officers, and my literary writing often includes someone wearing a military uniform. Call it my personal homage to those who serve, who are prepared to put their lives on the line, without hesitation, for no personal gain. Each one of them is a hero; perhaps one day we will all recognize that.

I am Canadian born and raised. My characters are not restricted to those same national parameters.

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Changing Partners
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Writers AMuse Me. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Chris Gallagher leads an investigation to find a cop killer when undercover drug cop Pete Barnigan is found shot in his own home. His partner is then found dead, as is the handler for the two undercover cops. Is Chris looking for a cop killer or a killer cop?
Victoria Seacress: Headstones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,470. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Writers AMuse Me. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Victoria Seacress is back, this time doing a story on domestic abuse and violence, only to find herself in the same situation. When her fiance is found dead in her house, she needs to know who murdered him, and why.
Victoria Seacress...A Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,490. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011 by Writers AMuse Me. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Victoria Seacress, despite her best efforts, is relegated to reporting fluff until she is the only one available to cover a plane crash... the plane that arried her mentor and best friend. Not believing the official reports, she sets out to prove Duncan Farmer was murdered because of the story he was working on.

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