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Maxim Jakubowski
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2 Feb 2012 Mammoth Books
The must-have annual anthology for every crime fiction fan - 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. This year's volume contains stories by: Peter James, Nick Quantrill, Reginald Hill, Jay Stringer, Liza Cody, L. C. Tyler, Barbara Nadel, Adrian Magson, Val McDermid, Chris Ewan, Kate Horsley, Nicholas Royle, Ian Ayris, John Lawton, Nigel Bird, Zoe Sharp, Robert Barnard, Ann Cleeves, Mark Billingham, Paul Johnston, Amy Myers, Tony Black, Keith McCarthy, Martin Edwards, Ken Bruen, Marilyn Todd, Stuart Neville, Peter Lovesey, R. J. Ellory, Kate Ellis, Christopher Fowler, Michael Z. Lewin, Barry Maitland, Alison Bruce, Phil Lovesey, Matt Hilton, Andrew Taylor, Simon Brett, Brian McGilloway, Col Bury, Gerard Brennan, Christine Poulson and David Hewson.

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (2 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780330944
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780330945
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 690,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Over 40 new short stories from the UK's leading crime writers.

About the Author

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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4.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed 30 May 2012
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It was the Jubilee sale that brought me to this. Although I recognized none of the writers' names, for 1 I thought, why not? The Jubilee sale is also the reason I'm writing this a bit prematurely, only perhaps 1/3 of the way through; the sale doesn't last long.

So far, at least, none is a detective story; all cover the crime itself. Some stories have been acceptable and workmanlike, but no more: I was left not regretting the purchase, but pleased not to have paid full price. However, some have been of great power and originality, truly first class work. I would pick out Death in the Time Machine as the best of a good crop, and also mention Whole Life for a sympathetic view of the guiltless mother of a murderer as she loses her wretched little cleaning jobs and no-one will talk to her.

Short verdict: I've just bought volumes 7 and 8, so I must be pretty pleased with this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mammoth Book of best British Crime 9 6 Feb 2012
By Gamer
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All the Mammoth anthologies have been very good ,but this one I believe is the best one yet,a good mix of known writers and some new ones ,at least new to me,all the stories are worth a second read ,which is'nt always the case in some anthologies,enjoy !
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By grandma
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This book has a selection of most enjoyable short stories.
A chance too to sample previously untried authors. All in all
a great buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Feast of fables 12 Jun 2012
By Midge
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I discovered this series of short stories in a Toronto library. There is a whole range of themes available. I enjoy the Best British Crime. An amazing selection from wonderful authors. A good short story is a real gem- take this on holiday, curl up in bed with a cup of tea, and forget your Kindle. Handle a real book!
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