The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime: v. 10

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime: v. 10

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By (author) Maxim Jakubowski

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  • Publisher: Robinson Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 198mm x 40mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 21 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780337930
  • ISBN 13: 9781780337937
  • Sales rank: 416,912

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42 fantastic stories from Britain's best crime writers. A superb collection of the year's most outstanding short crime fiction published in the UK. Jakubowski has succeeded, as ever, in showcasing the impressive breadth of crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological suspense and terror. There are puzzles to solve, nagging questions about the nature of the society in which we live, but, above all, there is an abundance of first-class entertainment. Last year saw a sixth Crime Writers Association Dagger award for the series - shared between Margaret Murphy and Cath Staincliffe - and an Edgar award for Peter Turnbull. All three award-winning stories are included in this volume. Lee Child makes his debut and there is a first story from Neil Gaiman, too, in Sherlockian rather than fantastical mode. Return offenders include Ann Cleeves, Phil Lovesey and Ruth Rendell, among many other familiar names. There are a number of newcomers to the series, too, including Nina Allan, Joel Lane and Lisa Tuttle.

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Maxim Jakubowski is a London-based novelist and editor. He was born in the UK and educated in France. Following a career in book publishing, he opened the world-famous Murder One bookshop in London in 1988 and has since combined running it, now online, with his writing and editing career. He has edited a series of 15 bestselling erotic anthologies and two books of erotic photography, as well as many acclaimed crime collections. His novels include It's you that I Want to Kiss. Because she Thought she Loved me and On Tenderness Express, all three recently collected and reprinted in the USA as Skin in Darkness. Other books include Life in the World of Women, The State of Montana, Kiss me Sadly and Confessions of a Romantic Pornographer. In 2006 he published American Casanova, a major erotic novel which he edited and on which 15 of the top erotic writers in the world collaborated, and his collected erotic short stories as Fools for Lust. He compiles two acclaimed annual series for the Mammoth list: Best New Erotica and Best British Crime. He is a winner of the Anthony and the Karel Awards, a frequent TV and radio broadcaster, crime columnist for the Guardian newspaper and Literary Director of London's Crime Scene Festival.

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An essential read for all crime fans. Publishing News A page-turning compendium of British talent that has captured the imagination of readers around the world. Crime Time 42 stories crammed into 588 pages, blending big names with less familiar to make a crackling fireside read...You'll find every kind of crime story here, and your only problem may be how to persuade this generous wedge of pages to stay open flat. Don't let that stop you! -- Russell James http://www.crimetime.co.uk/mag/index.php/showarticle/3320/