The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries

The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries

by Maxim Jakubowski

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Overview

Leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski presents this year's must-have collection of British crime fiction.

This latest volume of the acclaimed annual collection presents over 20 short stories of murder mystery, selected from the very cream of new British crime fiction. Contributors include Lee Child, Colin Dexter, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Len Deighton, John Harvey, and many more.

This is an ideal present for anyone who has ever enjoyed a good murder-mystery. A page-turning compendium of British talent to capture the imagination of readers around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780332819
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 08/04/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 322,566
File size: 719 KB

About the Author

Maxim Jakubowski is a British writer and editor who has been called the king of the erotic thriller and has edited five Mammoth volumes of erotica. He lives in northwest London.

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TheBentley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the running for the very best bedside book I've ever had. The stories are engaging and very varied, from fairly violent thrillers to cozy sleuth mysteries. Naturally, as in all anthologies, they aren't all gems, but overall they're well-chosen, and the good outweigh the bad. As a bedside book, the stories are almost all the perfect length to be read and finished in about half an hour. I can imagine that if you tried to read this book straight through the differences in tone between the stories would probably be jarring, but for reading a story here and there before bed, it's perfect, since you don't feel like you're reading the same story night after night, and you never know what kind you're going to get next. Plus, at 37 stories, it lasts a good long while on the nightstand. If you enjoy "samplers" of this kind, I highly recommend it.