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15th-Apr-2011 07:03 am Comfort and Joy by Meridian (Adult)
Fandom: THE PROFESSIONALS
Pairing: Bodie/Tim Bayliss; Bodie/Doyle unrequited
Length: ~11.400
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] meri_oddities
Author Website: Meri Oddities - Other Oddities Of Fiction
Why this must be read:

This is a rare crossover, which held an special place in my heart, because it's Homicide: Life on the Streets' Tim Bayliss, and I love both him, and the show :)
And what we have here? What we have is an older Bodie, who's working alone in a special mission in Baltimore. Doyle has left CI5, and Bodie is feeling sad and gloomy. It's Christmas Eve, he's alone and far from home.
Maybe because of this, he starts talking with the bar's owner, and then... well, you'll have to read the story to know what happens then *g*
But I let you have a little taste here: )

This is part of a series, Comfort and Joy, and you can find both stories here:

Comfort
Joy

So, go there, enjoy the stories and let her know [livejournal.com profile] meri_oddities how much you like them
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15th-Feb-2010 01:43 pm Man from UNCLE/Andromeda/Homicide/The Professionals/From Eroica With Love/X-Fil
Title The Step to the Left Affair (PG-13)
Pairing: Illya and many guest stars
Length: 3,500 words
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: Author's works can be found at Castle Keep

Why this must be read:
Sue Castle (formerly known as Brenda Antrim) is well-known for writing one of the classic Man From U.N.C.L.E. stories: The Plausible Deniability Affair. However, that's not the only Man From U.N.C.L.E. story she's written. There is also this one, which is a cross-over with almost anything you can think of:
Andromeda, Chasing Amy, Dawson's Creek, Dogma, From Eroica with Love, Homicide, The Island, Man from UNCLE, Moulin Rouge, Mummy Returns, Queen of Swords, Rat Patrol, The Watcher, Wiseguy and Wolf Lake. And it's funny.

I thought I had reviewed it before, but I didn't see it on the list, so I'm grabbing the chance.
[added 2/16: My memory was right. [livejournal.com profile] elmey tells me it was previously recced on 8/16/2005 by [livejournal.com profile] laughingacademy]

read an excerpt )

The Step to the Left Affair
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15th-Aug-2008 05:37 pm Unionville by Umbo, R
Fandom: DUE SOUTH/HOMICIDE:LIFE ON THE STREETS CROSSOVER
Pairing: Fraser/Kowalski, Tim Bayliss/Mark Smithbauer
Length: Long short story
Author on LJ:[livejournal.com profile] umbo
Author Website: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~shellmidwife/stories.html
Why this must be read: Because it's long, plotty, and full of events. Because a mechanic and a bartender are still pretty good men in a alley fight. Because the whole Due South gang is in Toronto, and the result is that Tim Bayliss's lonely life gets taken down and built back better. Because tall is good. Because very tall is very good.


I'm walking out one night after my shift at the bar, looking forward to a few days off, maybe another trip to that place over by the St. Lawrence Market, when I hear something coming from an alley down the street. )


Unionville
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15th-Aug-2008 05:14 pm X-Files/Homicide: Life on the Streets (NC-17)
Title: Homicidal Tendencies
Author: Swikstr
Pairing: Scully/Bayliss, Mulder/Scully
Length: Novel-length
Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: N/A
Why this must be read:

Before I read this story, oh so many years ago, I had never seen a single episode of Homicide: Life on the Streets. It's a credit to Swikstr's ability to write a tight, well-plotted, intense casefile that I found this a fantastic story without knowing anything about the Homicide characters. It also made me want to watch the show. I am now a big fan of Homicide.

Homicidal Tendencies has the best of both worlds--the casefile is creepy and compelling and the romance elements are incredibly hot and yet  still in character.


This is a long read, but ultimately a rewarding one.

Homicidal Tendencies
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16th-Sep-2007 12:58 am Supernatural/Homicide: Life on the Streets (NC-17)
Title: Charm City
Pairing: Sam Winchester/Tim Bayliss
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] hth_the_first
Author Website: http://hth.gatefiction.com/
Why this must be read: When I read this, I'd just barely begun watching Homicide and I really didn't like Tim Bayliss. Well. Me and Tim are still not great friends. Nonetheless, I adore this story, which should be a strong indicator how good it is. I "knew" Hth pretty exclusively from Stargate fandom, but I was deeply excited to see her venturing into Supernatural and the specter of Tim Bayliss was not going to keep me from reading the story, thank goodness.

There are so many things I really enjoyed about this story; Sam's attraction to Tim (a considerably older man, at this point) is cute, sweet and oddly hot in all the ways that first flustery attraction to someone IS, complicated by Dean's "help" and sarcastic, older brothery commentary. Her Dean, though largely not physically present, is very much part of the story and is embarrassing, profane, nosy and interfering in all the ways we know and love. And, despite my dislike for Tim, Hth has captured his voice and mannerisms with eerie and loving accuracy, transforming him into a character that is still recognizable as canonical and yet tips over that bulwark into someone I actually liked and cared about by the end of the story.

(I can't emphasize enough what an accomplishment that was.)

Excerpt. )

There's a very palpable sense of two travelers finding succor and comfort in the all-too-brief eye of a storm here; a Zen-like moment of time when all that exists is the now and it is beautiful.

Tim would approve. And so do I.

Please, if you haven't already, go read this story. You really don't have to be exceptionally familiar with either fandom to take pleasure in it.


Charm City
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15th-Mar-2005 12:24 pm Due South/Homicide: LotS (G)
Title: Zen by Basingstroke
Pairing: Fraser/Kowalski, one-sided Tim Bayliss/Frank Pembleton implied
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] basingstoke
Author Website: Basingstoke
Why this must be read:

Normally I don’t really go in for crossovers. And for some reason, that’s especially true for dS. So I guess it’s rather funny that out of all of my favorite dS crossovers (and by ‘all’ I mean all three of them), two are due South/Homicide. I should note that I know next to nothing about Homicide. I debated for a while over which one to rec, and finally I settled on Zen.

(Mere’s ‘Totally Cheating on This’ Mini-plug: the other one is Wax Jism’s Lunar Eclipse in G Minor. It’s Fraser/Kowalski with some Kowalski/Bayliss in there too. It’s funny, the Ray voice is really original, and it has one of those great holy-crap-heart-in-your-throat moments. Read it too.)

Anyway, I ended up choosing this one for several reasons. First, it’s an outside POV of the F/K relationship, and I love outside POVs on relationships. Secondly, it’s brilliant at contrasting the ‘magical realism’ world of due South with the gritty, angsty Homicide universe.

Zen is a post-CoTW story. The basic premise is that Tim Bayliss has moved to Chicago and is now RayK’s new partner. The story is from his point of view, so not only do we get an outside perspective on RayK and Fraser, we get an outside perspective of the due South universe in general, which makes the lovable wackiness of the entire ensemble (”Huey and Dewey are doing--something--it involves a boom-tish rim shot and apart from that you really can't tell.”) all the more…lovable. There’s also a wonderful parallel between the whole destined, OTP happy endingness of F/K as compared to the unrequited failure of Bayliss/Pembleton.

You're not sure yet, but you think you like Chicago… )

And if that weren’t enough, Zen also has one of my all time favorite descriptions of Fraser/Kowalski ever.

Zen is actually the first of six parts of the Sestina series, which you can find on Basingstroke’s website in the Crossover section. It’s a great series, but Zen stands perfectly well (if not better) on its own. Goreadnow.

Zen
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15th-Jul-2004 06:25 pm Murder in Baltimore by D.L. Witherspoon (R)
Fandom:THE SENTINEL/HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: no pairing
Author on LJ: Not that I'm aware of
Author Website: TVLit 101
Why this must be read:

It's a case story full of friendship, trial and the unfledging support of the supporting characters from both shows. It reads like an episode from the show which implies the good and the bad of what makes a Sentinel TV episode.

D.L. Witherspoon writes good plot driven, case base stories. She also "gets" Jim in way that pleases me. Her Blair is not too shabby either. It's solid gen and worth reading.

Murder in Baltimore

Comments always welcome
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29th-Feb-2004 12:26 pm Baltimore 1972 by Saundra Mitchell
Fandom: HOMICIDE:LIFE ON THE STREET
author on lj: unknown
Author's website:: Mitchell is a main contributor over at the autofocus archive http://evolfic.com/autofocus
Pairing: None/gen
Summary: A day in the life of sixth-grader Tim Bayliss
Why this must be read: My summary doesn't do it justice. In the hands of a lesser writer this could be so much badfic, but Mitchell's eye for schoolyard detail, and a real sense of how "the child is the father of the man" make this a pleasure to read. Mitchell does an excellent job foreshadowing Tim's later conflicts. Speaking of pleasures, it's been a real pleasure driving for you this month.Thanks.
Excerpt )
Link:http://evolfic.com/autofocus/mit1972.html
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19th-Feb-2004 03:21 pm Eight Soliloquies by Kiki,Gmaura,Aidan Hayes, Jason Shadrick, Wendi Jeff, Saundra Mitchell, and
TrixieRated(R)
Fandom: HOMICIDE:LIFE ON THE STREET
Authors on lj:Unknown
Authors' website: http://evolfic.com/autofocus
Summary::Eight detectives, eight "first times"
Pairings:: Bolander/Marge, Munch/Other, Kellerman/Other Bayliss/Rawls Pembleton/Other Kay/Chick Felton/Other Gee/Mrs. G.(if some nice obsessive could send me her name, I'd be most grateful)
Why this must be read: Those crazy kids at Autofocus pulled off the impossible here--a large collaboration that works. And a story with sex in it that's as layered as the rest of H:LOTS. Funny, touching, thoughtful, and sad all at once.
Excerpt )
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18th-Feb-2004 08:15 am Twilight by Shannon(Part 2 of 2)(PG-13)
Fandom:HOMICIDE:LIFE ON THE STREET/THE X-FILES
Author on lj: still unknown.
Author's website Unknown. Found the story at http://xover.happyfunland.net/categ/homicide.htm
Pairing: None/gen
Summary: Efforts to apprehend the Poet Killer intensify as a witness is murdered, and one of their own is injured.
Why this must be read: Fanfics that quote poetry appropriately help advance my "Of course fanfic is intellectual!" cause.Several exciting, well-paced, Box scenes, and some guilt and pain for Timmy. Who could ask for anything more? And her ear for dialogue is good, too.Excerpt )
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17th-Feb-2004 09:43 am Twilight by Shannon(part 1 of 2)(PG-13)
Fandom: HOMICIDE:LIFE ON THE STREET/THE X-FILES
Author on lj: Unknown
Author's website: Unknown...I found the story at http://xover.happyfunland.net/categ/homicide.htm
Summary: When a string of serial murders triggers a redball,the Baltimore Homicide squad gets help from the Feds--Agents Mulder and Scully.
Pairing:: None/gen
Why this must be read: Under the patina of questionable sexual sophistication I've acquired in fandom beats the heart of a casefile geek. Shannon gets it all right, the exciting teaser, the quibbling over jurisdiction, the squadroom by-play, Bayliss becoming fascinated by somebody he hardly knows...it's like the best of both series here(Incidentally, only in fandom could wanting to see more of what's on TV be vanilla.)Excerpt )
Link:http://fluky.gossamer.org/cgi-bin/read.cgi?twilight
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10th-Feb-2004 06:59 pm Cinema for Cineastes by Valeria(G)
Fandom::HOMICIDE:LIFE ON THE STREET
Author's Website: http://www.certando.net
Author on lj: [livejournal.com profile] verdandi or [livejournal.com profile] violetisblue
Pairing: Munch/Kay(shock theater, right)
Summary:; What if Munch and Kay had a movie review show?
Why this must be read: Because Valeria is the Funniest Living Homicide Fan, and she gets the by-play that is the cornerstone of this particular ship. And it's a good joke on those of us who are movie geeks. I would post an excerpt but it would give the punchline away, but it's an excellent,quietly sexy humorfic...and it's got me all curious about a certain movie starring Catherine Deneuve, but I'll save that for another time, huh?
Link;http://schism.tktv.net/movies/blairwitch.html
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9th-Feb-2004 10:04 am The Pillow Book of Tim Bayliss by Maggie The Cat(G)
Fandom::HOMICIDE:LIFE ON THE STREET
Author on lj: [livejournal.com profile] stubbleglitter
Author's websites Elaysian Fields for H:LOTS and others at http://glock_cat_tripod.com/index.html Unaware for popslash at http://boudicca.com/unaware
Pairing: none
Summary:: If our favorite tormented detective kept a pillow book, like in the movie, what might he write? (Haven't seen the movie? Rent it. I'll wait. mmm, Ewan, another pretty man.) Basically, the highs and lows of Homicide as seen by Tim Bayliss.
Why this must be read: Don't let the rating or lack of pairing fool you. This is an amazingly sensual experience, as well as a trip through Tim Bayliss' busy brain.
Excerpt )
Link:: http://maggiecat.tripod.com/hlots/pillowbook.html
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4th-Feb-2004 12:12 pm Let Us Give Thanks by gator(R) for child murder
Fandom: HOMICIDE:LIFE ON THE STREET
author's website Her stories can be found at http://secorfiles.tripod.com
Author on lj: unknown
Pairing:: Mostly none, but there is some Lewis/Stivers and implied Ballard/Falsone, but overall I'd call this story gen.
Summary: A redball affecting one of their own disrupts the squad on Thanksgiving, bringing scattered detectives together.
Why this must be read: Plenty of people have written post-"Life Everlasting" stories, but none seem to have the jump-cut immediacy of the series in the way that gator's has here. And as much as I enjoy a steamy ship-fic, as a crime-show junkie, it was the cases that hooked me initially so I have a soft spot for Homicide gen. Also, gator is one of the few to hold out the possibility of a (hard-fought) happy ending for Tim Bayliss in the wake of the Ryland shooting. My Baylust is very pleased by this, and also, sadly, that Tim spends much of this fic in a very tormented state(I promise I'll get therapy in March.)
Excerpt:; "Paul, this is Terri. We're at your ex-wife's house."
Link: Gator posted this in five seperate parts, starting with http://secorfiles.tripod.com/thanks1.htm.
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1st-Feb-2004 03:02 pm As She Sleeps by Aphreal (PG-13)
HOMICIDE LIFE ON THE STREET
author's website: http://www.geocities.com/aphrealstar
Author's name on lj:[Unknown site tag]
Pairing: Munch/Kay(Told you. Though I promise before the month is out, I'll rec some other things.)
Summary: An introspective(but still consistent, bravo!) Munch reflects on the changed nature of his relationship to Kay, and the death of Gordon Pratt.
Why this must be read: My friend once compared fanfiction.net to a giant bazaar that you have to pick through to find the good stuff. To extend that metaphor out even further, this little story is like a picture frame you pick up for a song and then find out is worth a lot on Antiques Roadshow. (The fact that it plays into some of my current fanfiction preoccupations:first person Munch and the Pratt murder, is only part of the attraction...although I'd love to talk to Aphreal about What Kay Knew and When She Knew It sometime) but it's the narrative voice that grabs hold from the first, playing up the underlying softness in Munch without softening him out of recognition.
Excerpt: :If I flirted, it was only because it was impossible not to be myself around her. Or at least, a part of myself.
Link::http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=506990
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1st-Feb-2004 01:18 pm What Dreams May Come by Jason Shadrick(R)
HOMICIDE:LIFE ON THE STREET
Rating: He didn't list one...I'll say soft R, ok, babe?
Author's Website:Unknown A bunch of his stories including this one can be found at the Autofocus archive http://evolfic.com/autofocus.
Author on lj:Unknown
Link: http://evolfic.com/autofocus/shaddrea
Pairing:Munch/Kay(As you'll get to know me you'll find I'm all about the Munch/Kay. I tell my non-H:LOTS-loving friends that in my view they are Hepburn/Tracy with gunbelts. They think I'm insane, but fellow shippers understand.)
Summary While waiting for a file from the Fugitive Squad, Munch and Kay catch up, and Munch's thoughts turn to...well, his favorite thing after conspiracies and drugs.
Why this must be read:
Jason has a real feel for these characters and his dialogue's just fricking perfect. And the 'shippy scene is actually sexy...I think I had to turn the fan on when I read it. And it's still funny.
Excerpt:

"Have you seen the squadroom? It looks like the ladies' room from Sotto Sopra."
"How would you know what the ladies' room looks like?"
"I have my sources. Reliable, well-placed contacts."
"I doubt your contacts would be allowed inside the building, let alone the ladies' room. she teased
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15th-Jan-2004 05:17 pm Homicide: Life on the Street/The West Wing (R)
Title: The Flood by Violet and Cinnamon (a.k.a. Luna and Jess)
Pairing: Tim Bayliss/John Hoynes (also contains minor CJ/Toby)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tangleofthorns and [livejournal.com profile] circusgirl
Author Website: http://www.sparkgirls.com/ and http://www.sakeene.com/index5.html
Why this must be read: Do not fear the pairing, people! This is a perfectly characterized crossover, that rarest of beasts. The ensemble cast is portrayed with finesse and without a hint of overcrowding, and the tone and atmosphere is rich and dark and thick (and if it sounds like I'm describing chocolate, well, it's just as good.) From the first sentence, you're standing in the rain on a District street at two a.m. and the story doesn't let you go, even after the final line.

(Direct link: "The Flood".)
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16th-Dec-2003 11:58 pm Shell Casing, by Scott (PG)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: 11 Cents Fanfic Archive
Why this must be read:
This is a good, solid, meaty, case-based story. Our intrepid detectives, Bayliss and Pembleton race against time to locate some physical evidence in a case that looked to be a dunker but isn't actually as straightforward as it seems. Will they put the case down before Gee kicks their asses? This fic captures Tim and Frank at their quarrelsome best, with lots and lots of snark and a side-order of grudging respect. It also provides a fascinating insight into the resolutely unglamorous end of investigative work. This is our detectives detecting. It's a whole lot of dogged grunt work coupled with a tiny flash of inspiration that gets it done in the end.

Shell Casing
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9th-Dec-2003 02:11 am That Seat is taken by Saffron Bailey (PG-13)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: None
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] domarzione
Author Website: The DMZ
Why this must be read:

Small but perfectly formed, this is a speculative post-"Life Everlasting" fic that will have you sobbing into your keyboard. Life Everlasting left us with so many unanswered questions, principally the fate of Tim Bayliss following his confession to Frank Pembleton regarding the murder of Luke Ryland. The presence of an empty chair in God's Squadroom hinted heavily as to what this fate might be. In measured, elegant prose, Saffron Bailey gives voice to the final testament of Tim Bayliss; a meditation on death, birth, the nature of love, the burden of guilt and the possibility of absolution. Quite outstanding.

(P.S. I neglected to introduce myself last week - Doh! I'm showerMat and I'll be your driver this month)

That Seat Is Taken
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3rd-Dec-2003 11:14 pm We Cover The Waterfront by Maggie the Cat
Fandom: Homicide: Life on the Street

Pairing: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] stubbleglitter

Author's website: Elaysian Fields

Why this must be read: What makes H:LOTs different from all those other cop shows? Well, for one, we gain just as much insight into the characters when they're not out solving cases as when they are. So, okay, there's any amount of teasing and fighting and falling out and making up in the squadroom, but the real downtime takes place in the Waterfront Bar over the street. Co-owned by Tim Bayliss, John Munch and Meldrick Lewis, this is the place where the murder poh-leece can wind down, wind each other up, pontificate, philosophise, celebrate, commiserate, cry into their beer and generally do what they do when they're not putting down cases. This story is really a series of vignettes, wonderful little pen-portraits of some of the squad on either side of the bar. The rhythms of speech and nuances of character are spot-on. The Waterfront is a character in itself; a sometimes busy, mostly sleepy refuge for the weary detective and bar-room philosopher alike.

We Cover The Waterfront
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26th-Nov-2003 02:45 pm G! What a Night! by Sugaree (PG)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: n/a
Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Autofocus Archive

Why this must be read:

For my final rec of the month, and the day before Thanksgiving, I thought I would share this holiday piece. G! What a Night! finds the squad celebrating Christmas at the Waterfront, where they goad Bayliss into revealing his Christmas wish, with most unexpected results.

I hope you enjoyed my recs. Happy Thanksgiving!

G! What a Night!
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26th-Nov-2003 02:36 pm Slings and Arrows by Spinner (PG)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: n/a
Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Schism Archive

Why this must be read:

I'm a huge fan of Homicide humorfics, but I picked this short one because it's one of the few I can actually seriously imagine happening in an episode of Homicide. Bayliss and Pembleton bicker over a case, much to the squad's amusement, and Bayliss finally finds a way to get in the last word.

Slings and Arrows
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26th-Nov-2003 02:12 pm Saepe Peccamus/ Partners by Alison Seaman (G)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: n/a for Saepe Peccamus; Munch/Kay for Partners
Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: 11 Cents Archive

Why this must be read:

These two stories (set post-movie, Saepe Peccamus comes first) are so closely entwined that I'm recommending them together as a series. In Saepe Peccamus, a deeply depressed and guilt-wracked Munch returns to Baltimore to visit Bayliss in prison. The fic beautifully explores the bond Bayliss and Munch share for taking the law into their own hands, and why it destroyed Bayliss and not Munch. Partners takes us to the Waterfront for a drink and into Munch's mind to confront some of the demons that come from always being the one the bullets missed.

Saepe Peccamus
Partners
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26th-Nov-2003 01:56 pm As a Dachshund Abhors Revolving Doors by Brenda (R)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: Munch/Kay
Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: 11 Cents Archive

Why this must be read:

Brenda's series of MunchenKay stories is definitely not your typical Homicide fanfic; there's a sweetness about them that you rarely see in Homicide stories, but which somehow doesn't seem out of place. Or maybe I just like seeing Munch and Kay happy for once. Sadly, Brenda has since passed away of cancer, but first she wrote several other lovely stories in the series. I especially recommend its immediate sequel, Stern Daughter.


As a Dachshund Abhors Revolving Doors
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21st-Nov-2003 06:16 pm Munch Ado About Nothing by Valeria (PG)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: Munch/Kay, Russert/Felton
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] verdandi and also [livejournal.com profile] violetisblue
Author Website: http://www.certando.net/
Why this must be read:

Because by now you could probably use a break from all the damn depressing fics I've recommended! Munch Ado About Nothing places Shakespeare's great comedy Much Ado About Nothing in Fells Point, where both Beau Felton's good name and his budding romance with Megan Russert are threatened by the evil plots of Gaffney the Bastard. Munch and Kay, naturally, stand in for Shakespeare's beloved battling lovers Beatrice and Benedick, blissfully unaware that Bayliss has bet Pembleton he can get the two to fall in love. The better you know Shakespeare, the more fun it is -- and the sound of Shakespeare's poetry punctuated by Kay's trademark "huh?" is worth the price of admission. It's a brilliant blend of two very different worlds that's surprisingly touching and nothing short of hilarious.

"And now we'll fit the kid-fox with a pennyworth. Faith, I have no idea what I meant by that."

Munch Ado About Nothing
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21st-Nov-2003 06:02 pm The Fall of a Sparrow by Luna (R)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: Munch/Kay
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tangleofthorns
Author Website: fics at both Sparkgirls and Schism
Why this must be read:

My all-time favorite pairing in any fandom is John Munch and Kay Howard; the first time I read a MunchenKay fic, suddenly all their scenes -- their squadroom banter, Munch's attempts to find out who Kay's dating, and the unforgettable scene during "Sniper" where Munch goes off on Kay because he just can't bear the thought of seeing her get shot again -- fell into place. The Fall of a Sparrow is one of the loveliest and most bittersweet of MunchenKay fics; Luna's love for these characters just radiates off the page. Plus, it has a damn good interrogation scene.

The Fall of a Sparrow is set post-movie, during the first season of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. (Knowledge of SVU is helpful but not necessary.) In New York, Munch collars a rapist by the name of Frank Cantwell -- the same lowlife who murdered Beau Felton and got away with it -- and realizes he has one shot to make things right for Kay and her lost partner.

The Fall of a Sparrow
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20th-Nov-2003 05:22 pm Three Shots by Saffron Bailey (PG-13)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: n/a
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] domarzione
Author Website: http://dmzfic.b0x.com/index.html
Why this must be read:

Here's another stunner from Saffron Bailey. Three Shots is a three part story: three internal monologues by three detectives over three drinks after three of the pivotal gunshots of Homicide -- the shots that killed Gordon Pratt, Luther Mahoney, and Luke Ryland. The tone of desperation and guilt in each is just pitch-perfect. This is one of my favorite depressing Homicide fics.

Three Shots
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18th-Nov-2003 01:57 pm Cooking the Homicide Way by Maggie the Cat (PG)
Fandom: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Pairing: Munch/Kay, Meldrick/Mike
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] stubbleglitter
Author Website: Elaysian Fields for Homicide and others, ...unaware... for popslash
Why this must be read:

Homicide was always a show with a lovely dark twisted sense of humor, so there are some wonderful (and wonderfully ridiculous) Homicide humor fics out there. This one's one of my very favorites. In script format, Munch and Kay, Frank and Tim, and Meldrick and Mike take us through cooking a very snarky meal. Silly? You bet. But this is one I never get tired of. Bon appetit!

Cooking the Homicide Way
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15th-Nov-2003 05:42 pm OZ/Homicide: Life on the Street (R)
Title: "God Sneezed" by Te
Pairing: Bayliss/Said, Bayliss/Pembleton
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thete1
Author Website: http://teland.com
Why this must be read: No one does angst, guilt or obsession like Tim Bayliss, and Te gets him. He fits so neatly into the world of Em City that it tugs my heartstrings. The outsider's view we get of Said and the parallels drawn between him and Frank are just fantastic. Te's Pembleton is spot-on, as is her Beecher, whose role here is small but key. The language and imagery are on par with the characterization: stark and insightful and gorgeous.

(Direct link: "God Sneezed".)
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15th-Nov-2003 11:53 am Homicide/Blue's Clues (PG)
Title: Gee's Clues by Saundra Mitchell
Pairing: n/a
Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website:Autofocus Archive
Why this must be read:

Lest you think that all is sturm und drang in the world of Homicide fanfic, there are a number of very funny fics out there, as well as some very fucked-up crossovers. Saundra Marshall's "Gee's Clues" brings us the best of both worlds. This inspired fic, in script format, brings us Tim Bayliss teaming up with Blue and a very reluctant Frank Pembleton ("You're not going to sing are you?") to solve a murder. The fic riffs hilariously on several of Homicide's main themes: the prickly Bayliss/Pembleton partnership, Timmy's temper, Frank's manners (or lack thereof), the Luther Mahoney shooting, Baltimore drug culture, the crappy new detectives of Season 6, and last but not least, Tim's obsession with "why?" for one of the funniest fics ever. If you've ever seen Blue's Clues, you'll be especially impressed.

Gee's Clues
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