Articles by Patrick Baird

Beatnik Spy Book Four

July 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

…is titled: “The Treasure of the Damned.” Europe, 1957. Gunner tours the continent as an in-demand jazz horn player, but his real work remains smuggling and intrigue. True to form, he soon finds himself in hot water, surrounded by [...]

Merry XXmas!

November 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’ another issue of Bachelor Pad Magazine and it’s yet another one of my tipsy tales: “The Gift of the Hipsters.” It’s a modern, yet retro take on the O. Henry Christmas classic. Get into the holiday spirits early and [...]

History of the Badass

October 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

              Because I have so much free time on my hands (hah!) I’ve gone out and created another blog: History of the Badass. It’s just what it sounds like, an examination of the rich history and [...]

The Yeti Martini

October 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’ve got another gem of a short story coming in the next issue of Bachelor Pad Magazine, “The Yeti Martini.” Two gentlemen of leisure are spinning yarns over scotch and cigars when one of them reveals the existence of The Yeti [...]

China Tampico

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Black Rum and Dynamite was still unfinished when I found her. Taking a break from writing, I was browsing, when her enigmatic smile and pert bare bottom caught my eye. I hadn’t even named the character yet, but I knew this [...]

Gunner Quinn is Back!

June 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

He finished the last beer and picked up the pistol, pointing it at the door. He tuned out the street noise from outside and focused his attention on the hallway outside his room. After a few minutes he heard footsteps on the stairs at the far end. [...]

Flight of the Phoenix

May 23, 2013 // 2 Comments

Taking your son to a testosterone enriched classic Men’s Adventure movie is an important obligation for any good father. My Dad took me to see “The Dirty Dozen.” I took my son to see “Goldfinger.” If there was a short [...]

Men’s Adventure on Goodreads

May 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

I recently discovered Goodreads ( and I think it’s a terrific site for both writers and readers. There are tons of discussions centered around books and authors, for nearly every reading interest. Now, thanks to yours truly, [...]

Lord Jim

April 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad, is a classic novel of men’s adventure, a deep and moving examination of the nature of moral character and courage. Jim is the first mate of the Patna, a dilapidated steamer transporting pilgrims to Mecca. The ship [...]

Did George Lucas Kill John Carter?

April 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

I’ve just finished reading Michael D. Sellers’ book “John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood – the absolutely absorbing story of how the movie adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic sci-fi adventure “A [...]
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