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    • Publication date:29 Apr 2010
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The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7

By Maxim Jakubowski

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Over 35 new short stories from the UK's leading crime writers

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. Packed with top names like Colin Dexter, Christopher Fowler, Alexander McCall Smith, Robert Barnard, Peter James, Natasha Cooper, Sophie Hannah, and many more

Biographical Notes

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 has edited a series of 15 bestselling erotic anthologies and two books of erotic photography, as well as many acclaimed crime collections. 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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  • ISBN: 9781849014601
  • Publication date: 29 Apr 2010
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  • Imprint: C & R Crime
An essential read for all crime fans. — Publishing News
A page-turning compendium of British talent that has captured the imagination of readers around the world. — Crime Time
Constable

Go to my Grave

Catriona McPherson
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Catriona McPherson

Donna Weaver has put everything into The Breakers. Now it waits - freshly painted, richly furnished, filled with flowers - for the first guests to arrive.But as they roll up - these couples and cousins, all in their forties - each one discovers they've been here before. Sasha had his sixteenth birthday at scruffy old Knockbreak House, as it was. Peach started a life of boozing there. Rosalie and Paul started the life they still share. Buck and Jennifer had one night they barely remember. They're the lucky ones. Because the party that started with peach schnapps and Postman's Knock ended with a girl walking into the sea. Sasha's parents hustled the children out of the spotlight. And as for the kids themselves? They made a vow of silence - 'lock it in a box, stitch my lips and go to my grave'. But one of them has broken the pact. Someone is playing games, locking boxes, stitching lips. And before the weekend is over, at least one of them will go to their grave.

Constable

The Blood

E. S. Thomson
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E. S. Thomson

Constable

The Girl in the Green Dress

Cath Staincliffe
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Cath Staincliffe

How far would you go to protect your child? Can you really keep them safe? What if who they are puts them at risk? And what if they have blood on their hands?Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But Allie never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a crime that has appalled the country, one parent is at her wit's end with her son's behaviour. Are his outbursts and silences hiding something much darker than adolescent mood swings? And if her suspicions are correct, then what does she do? Another parent will fight tooth and nail to save his boy from the full force of the law. After all, blood is thicker than water and everyone should look after their own. But if he succeeds then Allie and her family will never get the justice they deserve.A groundbreaking story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, in a world of change.

Corsair

Time to Win

Harry Brett
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Harry Brett
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Brotherhood in Death

J. D. Robb
Authors:
J. D. Robb

JUSTICE IS SERVED.Edward Mira is a powerful man, with a lot of enemies. But when the former senator is violently abducted, Lieutenant Eve Dallas suspects his kidnap is more personal than political. Someone is seeking justice; the bloodier the better. Edward's cousin Dennis was injured during the abduction - and that makes things very personal for Eve and her husband Roarke. Dennis is a beloved friend, married to NYPSD's top profiler Charlotte Mira. But as Eve delves deeper into the case, dark secrets emerge that could tear the family apart. Edward Mira has friends in high places - and they all seem to be hiding something. As her investigation takes a shocking turn, Eve finds that not all victims are innocent, and that some bonds are forged not in friendship, but in blood.

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories

Maxim Jakubowski
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The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty

Maxim Jakubowski
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Maxim Jakubowski
Constable

Ruddy Gore

Kerry Greenwood
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Kerry Greenwood
Robinson

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Erotica Vol 13

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski
Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Erotic Romance and Domination

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

BDSM/Bondage and Dominance and Submission, recently brought to such extraordinary prominence by 50 Shades of Grey, are perennially popular erotic themes. This collection of over 40 outstanding new stories by some of the best writers of erotica and romance, including Kay Jaybee, K. D. Grace and Rachel Kramer Bussel - all shortlisted for the Erotic Writer of the Year award - Donna George Storey, Sunday Times bestseller Vina Jackson, Booker-shortlisted Matt Thorne, Portia da Costa and Kristina Lloyd.

Robinson

Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski
C & R Crime

The New Mammoth Book Of Pulp Fiction

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

Pulp fiction has been looked down on as a guilty pleasure, but it offers the perfect form of entertainment: the very best storytelling filled with action, surprises, sound and fury. In short, all the exhiliration of a roller-coaster ride. The 1920s in America saw the proliferation of hundreds of dubiously named but thrillingly entertaining pulp magazines in America - Black Mask, Amazing, Astounding, Spicy Stories, Ace-High, Detective Magazine, Dare-Devil Aces. It was in these luridly-coloured publications, printed on the cheapest pulp paper, that the first gems began to appear. The one golden rule for writers of pulp fiction was to adhere to the art of storytelling. Each story had to have a beginning, an end, economically-etched characters, but plenty going on, both in terms of action and emotions. Pulp magazines were the TV of their day, plucking readers from drab lives and planting them firmly in thrilling make-believe, successors to the Victorian penny dreadfuls of writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens. These stories exemplify the best of crime and mystery pulp fiction - its zest, speed, rhythm, verve and commitment to straightforward storytelling - spanning seven decades of popular writing.

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 12

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

A collection of 48 original, sensual and provocative sexual adventures, the twelfth volume of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica offers the very best new work of both deservedly well-known names and up-and-coming talents, including Peggy Munson, for the first time; Elissa Wald; French author Emma Becker; award-winning SF writer Kij Johnson; an acclaimed crime author writing as Pat McStone; San Francisco photographer Charles Gatewood; and newcomer I. J. Miller. Here you will find an exciting diversity of erotic writing which explores the full breadth of human emotional, sensual and sexual experience - vanilla is emphatically not the only flavour - in stories which are by turns intriguing, shocking, fascinating and enchanting. Other contributors include Michael Hemmingson, Victoria Janssen, Ashley Lister and Kristina Lloyd. 'Contract between Czarina and her Submissive Anaïs' by Gala Fur and Veronique Bergen 'The Horniest Girl in San Francisco' by Charles Gatewood 'Spar' by Kij Johnson 'Whore' by D. L. King 'The Blood Moon Kiss' by Mitzi Szereto 'Stella' by Saskia Walker And many more . . .

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography, Vol. 4

Maxim Jakubowski
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Maxim Jakubowski
Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Quick & Dirty Erotica

Maxim Jakubowski
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Maxim Jakubowski
C & R Crime

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10

Maxim Jakubowski
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Maxim Jakubowski
Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 7

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

Here in one seductive volume is the finest erotic writing of the year 2006-2007, from around the world. Containing more than 40 new stories, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica offers an addictive menu of sex in all its splendour. These tales trace the extraordinary variety of the erotic experience, as men and women play out the eternal rhythms of desire. In the realm of the senses, everything can be explored. Here is explicit sexual drama in all its forms from some of the best writers in the field.

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 11

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

Unputdownable short erotic fiction from the most outstanding writers in the field. Once again, Maxim Jakubowski has put together a masterful selection of over 40 stories of sexual encounters from every corner of the world. From both acclaimed writers and exceptional newcomers, this is powerful erotica which explores the full range of human sensual and sexual experience.

Sphere

The Murder Stone

Louise Penny
Authors:
Louise Penny
Sphere

Dead Cold

Louise Penny
Authors:
Louise Penny

The New York Times BestsellerWinter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past. But he has enemies of his own, and as he is frozen out of decision-making in the Surete du Quebec, he has to decide who he can trust...