Best British Mysteries 2006

Best British Mysteries 2006

by Maxim Jakubowski
     
 

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Following the huge success of the previous BBM collections comes the latest batch of stories from the UK’s top-flight crime writers. Alongside an Inspector Morse story from Colin Dexter and a Rumpole tale from John Mortimer, is Jake Arnott’s first short story and a wealth of exclusive stories from some of Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming

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Following the huge success of the previous BBM collections comes the latest batch of stories from the UK’s top-flight crime writers. Alongside an Inspector Morse story from Colin Dexter and a Rumpole tale from John Mortimer, is Jake Arnott’s first short story and a wealth of exclusive stories from some of Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming young crime writers. An ideal present for anyone who has ever enjoyed a good murder-mystery, the Best British Mysteries 2006 will cause many sleepless nights of avid page turning!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Best British Mysteries, an anthology edited by Maxim Jakubowski, collects 25 outstanding short crime stories published in 2002. Many of the authors among them, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Anne Perry, Bill James and Peter Lovesey will be familiar to American readers. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
The Best British Mysteries feature short stories by well-known authors such as Ian Rankin, Simon Brett, Anne Perry, Peter Robinson, Peter Lovesey and John Harvey. But the book also includes lesser-known authors who are just as talented such as Edward Marston and Bill James. This list of authors alone demonstrates the vast genres included within this book. Some of the authors stick with characters that are familiar from their series, while others spread their wings and try different situations, characters and genres.

The book is a valuable guide to anyone trying to learn more about British mysteries. Any reader could sit down with this book and find at least one author they were interested in perusing. For me, this book made me want to retry Ian Rankin. Although the one book I had previously read by him was a disappointment, his short story showed that he has real talent." -- Reviewingtheevidence.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749082536
Publisher:
Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date:
09/15/2006
Series:
Best British Mysteries Series
Edition description:
Mass Market
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Maxim Jakubowski is a crime critic for the Guardian, a novelist, and the literary director of Crime Scene, a festival held annually at London's National Film Theatre. A regular broadcaster on radio and TV, Maxim runs one of the largest crime bookstores worldwide, which is situated in London.

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