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Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
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Well represented in TV shows and comic books, the US has a strong history of crime stopping twosomes (Batman & Robin, Starsky & Hutch etc…) but what about in crime novels? Most of the best…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baird May 8, 2014.

Greatest Fictional Crime Fighters?
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What do you think of this list ( The List ) of the best fictional crime fighters of all…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baird Feb 23, 2014.

Writing Workshop Ideas?
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In the hope of selling books many of us offer talks to various groups and partake in Q&A sessions. It is right to be skeptical about advice dished out by authors, as there are few substitutes for…Continue

Tags: talk, workshop

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clay Morgan Jul 12, 2010.

Crime: Short Story V Novel, the differences?
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In the consumption of a novel, not every reader will have invested money but they will all have invested their time. It is this commitment that places demands on the author. The upshot of which:…Continue

Tags: novel, differences, V, stories, story

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bushman Mar 10, 2010.

 

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John Baird commented on Daniel Hatadi's page Resources
"Author Directory and Publisher Directory, Reviews, Events etc  http://www.crimethrillerhound.co.uk/"
Aug 2, 2014
John Baird replied to Tom Greer's discussion Tartan Noir
"Malcolm Mackay's Glasgow Trilogy is a must read."
Aug 2, 2014
John Baird replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"Someone's not read the small print."
May 8, 2014
Brian Hoffman replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"How could we overlook Batman and Robin Castle and Beckett Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings Starskey and Hutch Baretta and that damn bird"
May 6, 2014
John Pappan replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"I asked curiously... Why the crime duos?"
May 2, 2014
John Baird replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"Not heard of the term "psycho sidekick" before but it makes sense. British sidekicks are used more as a sounding board, asking questions on behalf of the reader and often narrating the story. In the golden age they were known as "the…"
Apr 30, 2014
Dana King replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"The American brand of sidekick is sometimes referred to generically as the "psycho sidekick." They often get to do the things that would make the hero less sympathetic if he did them."
Apr 30, 2014
John Baird replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"Some great suggestions. Thanks all. Seems to me that the typical US sidekick acts as the muscle or is that unfair?"
Apr 30, 2014
Dana King replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"Chester Himes: Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed. Robert B. Parker: Spenser and Hawk. Walter Mosely: Easy Rollins and Mouse"
Apr 30, 2014
Julian Donn replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"James Lee Burke: Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcell."
Apr 27, 2014
John Baird replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"Thanks John."
Apr 26, 2014
John Edward Mullen replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"I would add S.J. Rozan's Lydia Chin and Bill Smith."
Apr 26, 2014
John Pappan replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"How about Nick and Nora Charles? I'm not so sure she was a part of the sleuthing, but she was a lovely little elbow in the ribs for her husband."
Apr 25, 2014
John Baird replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"Oh yes. And I read Moonlight Mile not so long ago... Good suggestion."
Apr 24, 2014
John Baird replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"Interesting. In the UK about 60% of crime fiction is bought by women but how many of them prefer a female lead?"
Apr 24, 2014
I. J. Parker replied to John Baird's discussion Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
"There you are!  :)"
Apr 24, 2014

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Hometown:
Nottingham
About Me:
A writer of crime thrillers, my debut novel Chasing Shadows, was published in 2009.
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http://www.johnbairdauthor.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Harlan Coben, Jefferey Deaver, Michael Connelly.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wire, Boston Legal.

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The most influential crime novel ever?

I’m giving a talk on ‘Ten Great Crime Novels’ with a look at the stories behind the stories.

I want to include the ten most influential and important crime novels, as opposed to a best-selling list (so no Dragon or Dan Brown).…

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Posted on February 12, 2013 at 5:12am — 18 Comments

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At 4:43am on October 20, 2009, B.R.Stateham said…
Hey, glad you could join the party. Come over to my page and have a look-see. Maybe we can hook up and exchange outrageous lies with each other.
 
 
 

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