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Thomas Laird

Born: 1947
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Mystery

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Thomas Laird on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Black Dog
ISBN: 0754096696 OCLC: 59265095

Chivers ; Bath : 2004.

Black dog /
ISBN: 078671350X OCLC: 54467130

Carroll & Graff Pub., New York : 2004.

  Blue collar and other stories /
ISBN: 0897540867 OCLC: 31867412

Dan River Press, Thomaston, Me. : ©1994.

Cutter /
ISBN: 1841196053 OCLC: 51068747

Robinson, London : 2003.

ISBN: 1911445871 OCLC: 982591928

ENDEAVOUR INK, [S.l.] : 2017.

Desert storm heart :
ISBN: 1937056643 OCLC: 850856189

Will Koehn, an NCIS investigator, looks into the murders and rapes of several young girls in Kuwait during Desert Storm. Later, he returns to the United States and subsequently becomes a homicide detective for the Chicago Police Department. When a murder and rape occur in Chicago, and the killer's MO matches that of the girls murdered in Kuwait, the killer has followed Will home.

  Season of the assassin
ISBN: 0754089991 OCLC: 56442373

Camden, Bath : 2004.

  Season of the assassin /
ISBN: 0786254785 OCLC: 52871027

Chivers Press ; Bath, Eng. : 2003.

The underground detective :
ISBN: 9781937056605 OCLC: 811622868

Dionysus Books Parkgate Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

It's dark underground. How would you catch a serial killer with only your badge, your wits, and a shaky sense of right and wrong? It's 1987, and a world before cellphones and DNA. Former Army Ranger and Vietnam vet, divorced Danny Mangan is a Chicago cop weary from fifteen years on the force. But he can't rest now he's trailing a serial killer with a penchant for attacking African-American prostitutes - a grim world of deception where everyone has a public price and a private fix.--Page 4 of cover.