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AUTHOR, EX-DAILY NEWS BOOK EDITOR BRUCE COOK DIES.

Byline: Holly Andres Staff Writer

A funeral will be held Wednesday for author and former Daily News book editor Bruce Cook, who died Sunday of a stroke. He was 71.

Cook authored 21 books, including 10 Sir John Fielding historical mysteries (under the pseudonym ``Bruce Alexander'') and four Chico Cervantes detective mysteries. His nonfiction books include ``The Beat Generation'' and ``Dalton Trumbo.''

His last completed book, a fictional look at the life of Shakespeare, will be published by St. Martin's Press.

Cook was the book editor at the Daily News from 1984 to 1990. He also was a senior editor at Newsweek magazine and book editor at USA Today and The Detroit News.

He is survived by his wife, concert violinist Judith Aller; children, Bob Cook, Katy Cook and Ceci Laiche; stepdaughters, Silja Talvi and Sonja Rosen; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Akiba, 5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City.

Memorial donations can be made to the religious school at Temple Akiba, 5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90230.
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Date:Nov 11, 2003
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