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nigel p bird

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About nigel p bird

I'm a Support For Learning teacher in Scotland by day. Over weekends and in the evenings, I spend my time as a husband and father.

At some point during the night, I turn into an author.

I have been included in the last 2 Mammoth Best British Crime Stories; Speedloader; Needle Magazine Of Noir; Off The Record; The Reader; Grimm Tales; and Brit Grit Too.

I have 3 short story collections - Dirty Old Town, Beat On The Brat and With Love And Squalor.

My novella, Smoke, has been nominated for the Best Novella Award at Spinetingler.

I've won The Watery Grave Invitational contest ni 2010; the Things I'd Rather Be Doing contest in 2011 and Vintage Books Review Competition in 2012.

My story Beat On The Brat was nominated for the Best Story Online category at Spinetingler in 2011.

As an editor, alongside Chris Rhatigan, I published the collection Pulp Ink and Pulp Ink 2.

My teacher noir novel 'In Loco Parentis' is set in London and has had a good start in terms of reviews.

I'm proud to say that I have a story in 'Lost Children 2' and am completely thrilled to be appearing alongside an all-time favourite of mine, George Pelecanos, among many other stars.

Mr Suit, How To Choose A Sweetheart and The Rocks Below are three others and suggest that my muse is almost as confused as I am.

I have written four books in a series entitled Southsiders and the first book has been published by Blasted Heath. The others are in a pipeline somewhere and I'm looking forward to seeing them brought to life in due course.

Books nigel p bird Has Written

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Dirty Old Town (And Other Stories)

Short Stories

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In Loco Parentis

Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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Mr Suit

Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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Sleeps With The Fishes (a short story) (Killer Kindle Book 5)

Short Stories

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Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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Southsiders - By The Time I Get To Phoenix: Jesse Garon #3

Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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Southsiders: Jailhouse Rock

Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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The Rocks Below

Action & Adventure

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The Shallows

Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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With Love And Squalor (Killer Kindle Book 4)

Short Stories

Recent Books Recommended by nigel p bird

Ed James

Ghost in the Machine (Scott Cullen Mysteries 1)

John Rector

Lost Things: A Novella (An Original Short Story)

Fred Vargas

An Uncertain Place (Commissaire Adamsberg)

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  • Kindle 3 / Kindle Keyboard
  • Kindle Touch

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crime, noir, hard-boiled

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Let It Snow - It's going to be one hell of a Christmas.nigel p bird 17 Dec 23:48 nigel p bird 17 Dec 23:48 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
Nigel Bird's Lumpen Threadnigel p bird 15 Mar 11:34 nigel p bird 15 Mar 11:34 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
Drawn InKath Middleton 29 Jun 12:48 Kath Middleton 29 Jun 12:48 Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Horror
Creative Writing Fellow Interview - hoping for helpful ideas.Anna Faversham 27 Sep 19:24 Anna Faversham 27 Sep 19:24 General Discussion
The Legend Of Barney Thomsonnigel p bird 20 Jun 11:15 nigel p bird 20 Jun 11:15 Film and TV discussion
Southsiders by Nigel Birdnigel p bird 24 Jan 09:40 nigel p bird 24 Jan 09:40 Crime, Thriller, Political & Intrigue
The Monster's Wife by Kate Horsley (Scottish Book Of The Year nominee)nigel p bird 22 Oct 15:23 nigel p bird 22 Oct 15:23 General Books Discussion
Gravesend (outstanding)Jonathan Hill 08 Jul 18:36 Jonathan Hill 08 Jul 18:36 eBook Reviews by our Members
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The Olive Stain (and other stories)nigel p bird 29 May 11:19 nigel p bird 29 May 11:19 eBook Reviews by our Members
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