David Baird


David Baird's books have been published in English, German and Spanish. This British-born author has worked on newspapers and magazines around the world, from Sydney and Ottawa to Hong Kong and London. For some years he has been based in Spain. His work has appeared in many publications, including The Economist, The Times of London, the International Herald Tribune, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Express, the Boston Globe, The Scotsman and Maclean’s Magazine. He has twice been awarded Spain’s national travel-writing prize for foreign writers and journalists.
His book Between Two Fires, also published by Maroma Press, has won high praise from such respected historians as Paul Preston and Lorca biographer Ian Gibson. It is the first-ever account in English of a guerrilla conflict which raged in Spain in the 1940s and was unreported at the time due to the rigid censorship of the Franco regime.
Typhoon Season (a thriller set in Hong Kong) and Don't Miss The Fiesta! (a thriller-chiller set in Spain) are David Baird's first works of fiction. His other books include:
Between Two Fires – Guerrilla war in the Spanish sierras
Sunny Side Up –The 21st century hits a Spanish village
Inside Andalusia – A travel adventure in southern Spain
East of Malaga – Essential guide to the Axarquía and Costa Tropical
Versatile Guide to Spain
Back Roads of Southern Spain
The Incredible Gulf (travel in the Australian Outback)
Read more about David and his books at http://maromapress.wordpress.com/

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Typhoon Season
Price: $5.90 USD. Words: 72,200. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sinister and murderous forces are at work in the British colony of Hong Kong in the fading days of empire . Triad gangsters, crooked policemen, sophisticated socialites with secrets to hide, a kung-fu film star with lethal fists are the protagonists of this fast-paced thriller. Plus a meddling reporter who asks too many questions and has to run for his life.
Don't Miss The Fiesta!
Price: $5.90 USD. Words: 78,880. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
(5.00 from 1 review)
When night descends who knows what spirits walk abroad? Fleeing his scandalous past, Scully seeks refuge in a remote Spanish village. When he meets innocent young Marisa, he dreams of starting a new life. But beneath the village’s placid surface lurk dark and sinister forces, a maelstrom of fierce hatreds and primitive passions. And Easter approaches, heralding a chilling climax...

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Smashwords book reviews by David Baird

  • The Turncoat Chronicles on April 21, 2011

    You want sincerity? Turn to Mike Booth. You want pungent views? Mike has them. You want thought-provoking insights? Listen/read Mike Booth. The Turncoat Chronicles is witty, critical, provocative. It makes you think again, makes you re-examine your prejudices and your thoughts about a whole range of subjects. Mike may infuriate you. But you have to agree: he's an original.