The Best British Mysteries IV

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Once again the criminally clever Maxim Jakubowski has collected together a fresh batch of delightfully murderous stories from some of the nation's favourite crime writers. The Best British Mysteries IV features new contributions by revered stalwarts of the genre alongside pieces from some of the most exciting up-and-coming writers. Inside this bumper murder-mystery collection you'll find a fantastic opening story from the masterful pen of John Harvey, followed by a great piece of trickery from Lee Child and an ...
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Overview

Once again the criminally clever Maxim Jakubowski has collected together a fresh batch of delightfully murderous stories from some of the nation's favourite crime writers. The Best British Mysteries IV features new contributions by revered stalwarts of the genre alongside pieces from some of the most exciting up-and-coming writers. Inside this bumper murder-mystery collection you'll find a fantastic opening story from the masterful pen of John Harvey, followed by a great piece of trickery from Lee Child and an eerie African tale from Alexander McCall Smith. An urbane mystery from Robert Goddard precedes the award-winning short story by Danuta Reah... And of course, no Best British Mystery collection would be complete without a tale from the venerable Colin Dexter. An ideal present for anyone who has ever enjoyed a good whodunit. The Best British Mysteries IV will cause many sleepless nights of avid page-turning.
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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.
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The winner of this year’s CWA Short Story Awards was announced at a reception as part of the prestigious Ilkley Literature Festival.

Last year’s winner, Robert Barnard, presented the £1500 prize to Peter Lovesey for his story, Needle Match in the Best British Mysteries IV anthology edited by Maxim Jakubowski and published by Allison & Busby. The judges commented: “Set during the Wimbledon fortnight in 1981, with the Cold War raging, and a Russian tennis player's mysterious death leading to potentially global consequences. Excellent writing, evocative setting.”

Philip Gooden, Chair of the CWA, said: “The CWA is delighted that such a distinguished and long-standing member of the Association has won the short story award for 2007. We're grateful to Ilkley Literature Festival for hosting the event and to the judges for their work, and congratulate Peter Lovesey on this fresh achievement.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749081171
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Series: Best British Mysteries Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

MAXIM HAKUBOWSKI 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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Table of Contents


Introduction     9
Home     11
The Greatest Trick of All     23
He Loved to Go for Drives with His Father     29
Toupee for a Bald Tyre     37
No Flies on Frank     53
Cain Was Innocent     67
Punk     87
Needle Match     95
Real Gone     109
The Pilgrim     119
The Street Party     133
A Threatened Species     137
Lost in Darkness     153
Burying the Past     173
Puncture Point     181
A Blessing of Frogs     197
The Jane Case     215
Retrospective     239
The Spiteful Shadow     253
Blue Christmas     271
Dirty Work     285
The Holly and the Poison Ivy     295
In the Midnight Hour     307
Test Drive     317
The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday     333
Baba's Bites     345
Waiting for Nemesis     359
The Comical Revenge     367
Between the Lines     383
Lost Causes     393=970 01   Acknowledgements     411
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