Best British Mysteries IV

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An exciting collection including new stories from previous BBM favorites and first appearances from Alexander McCall Smith, John Harvey, Lee Child and Robert Goddard

* Bite size chunks from Britain’s hottest crime writers
* ‘An essential read for all crime fans’ Publishing News

Following the huge success of the previous Best British Mysteries collections comes the latest batch of stories from the UK’s top-flight crime writers. The fourth collection features contributions from ...

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Overview

An exciting collection including new stories from previous BBM favorites and first appearances from Alexander McCall Smith, John Harvey, Lee Child and Robert Goddard

* Bite size chunks from Britain’s hottest crime writers
* ‘An essential read for all crime fans’ Publishing News

Following the huge success of the previous Best British Mysteries collections comes the latest batch of stories from the UK’s top-flight crime writers. The fourth collection features contributions from stalwarts of the genre along with exciting short fiction from up-and-coming authors.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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.”

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749081225
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Best British Mysteries Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.15 (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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