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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas Laird  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Mystery

Born: 1947


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.

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