Thomas Laird

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General Information

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Name: Thomas Laird

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery

Born: 1947

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Laird teaches English and creative writing at Peoria Notre Dame High School. He lives in Metamora, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laird has found success on both sides of the Atlantic with his first crime fiction novel Cutter. This book and his other mysteries feature the fictional detective hero Jimmy Parisi who works for the Chicago Police Department's homicide division.

Along with his published books, he has had over twenty short stories published in US literary magazines.

Published Works

  • Blue Collar and Other Stories, Dan River Press, 1994
  • Cutter, Carroll and Graf, 2001
  • Season of the Assassin, Carroll and Graf, 2003
  • Black Dog, Carroll and Graf, 2004
  • Voices of the Dead, 2006
  • The Underground Detective, Dionysus Books, 2012
  • Desert Storm Heart, Dionysus/Parkgate, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Blue collar and other stories

ISBN: 0897540867
Release Date: 1994

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

Contact Information:

Carroll and Graf

Wendie Carr 161 William St., 16th Floor

New York, New York 10038

(646) 375-2570 x7915

External Links

Thomas Laird on WorldCat

Thomas Laird on Amazon


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