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The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime: v. 8

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime: v. 8

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Edited by Maxim Jakubowski

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  • Publisher: Robinson Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 33mm | 364g
  • Publication date: 21 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849015678
  • ISBN 13: 9781849015677
  • Sales rank: 74,820

Product description

This is the must-have annual anthology for every crime fiction fan. It includes the year's top new British short stories selected by leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski. This great annual covers the full range of mystery fiction, from noir and hardboiled crime to ingenious puzzles and amateur sleuthing. It is packed with top names such as: Ian Rankin (including a new Rebus), Alexander McCall Smith, David Hewson, Christopher Brookmyre, Simon Kernick, A.L. Kennedy, Louise Walsh, Kate Atkinson, Colin Bateman, Stuart McBride and Andrew Taylor. The full list of contributors is as follows: Ian Rankin, Mick Herron, Denise Mina, Edward Marston, Marilyn Todd, Kate Atkinson, Stuart MacBride, David Hewson, Alexander McCall Smith, Nigel Bird, Robert Barnard, Lin Anderson, Allan Guthrie, A.L. Kennedy, Simon Kernick, Roz Southey, Andrew Taylor, Sheila Quigley, Phil Lovesey, Declan Burke, Keith McCarthy, Christopher Brookmyre, Gerard Brennan, Matthew J. Elliott, Colin Bateman, Ray Banks, Simon Brett, Adrian Magson, Jay Stringer, Amy Myers, Nick Quantrill, Stephen Booth, Paul Johnston, Zoe Sharp, Paul D. Brazill, Peter Lovesey, Louise Welsh, Liza Cody, Peter Turnbull and Nicholas Royle.

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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 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 What's most surprising about The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime is the proximity of gentle masterpieces. reviewingtheevidence.com