Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472111890
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre: Fiction

This superb annual anthology of the year’s most outstanding short crime fiction published in the UK is now well into its second decade. Jakubowski has succeeded, once again, in unearthing the best short crime stories of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish authors (along with a handful of US writers living in the UK, and some expatriate Brits). With this collection he showcases the impressive breadth of British crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological suspense and terror. There are puzzles to solve, nagging questions about the nature of British society, but, above all, there are over 40 wonderful, gripping stories to shock, delight and make you think twice, if not three times. Full list of contributors: Lee Child; Kevin Wignall; Will Carver; Paul Charles; Val McDermid; Paul Johnston; Alison Bruce; Tim Willocks; Maxim Jakubowski; Rhys Hughes; Edward Marston; N. J. Cooper; Michael Z. Lewin; Peter Guttridge; Mary Hoffman; Peter Tremayne; Kate Rhodes; Paul D. Brazill; Ros Asquith; Amy Myers; Alexander McCall Smith; Nina Allan; Peter Turnbull; Jay Stringer; Martin Edwards; Zoë Sharp; Col Bury; David Stuart Davies; Howard Linskey; Susan Everett; Christopher Fowler; Dreda Say Mitchell; Roger Busby; Simon Kernick; Peter Lovesey; David Hewson; Gerard Brennan; Jane Casey; Christopher J. Simmons; Stephen Gallagher; John Lawton.

The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781780332819
Release Date: 2011-08-04
Genre: Fiction

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.

The SF Book of Lists

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:49015000963794
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Fantasy fiction

Collects lists of a wide range of facts and trivia concerning science fiction and fantasy authors and their writings

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781780337944
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Fiction

42 fantastic stories from Britain's best crime writers. A superb collection of the year's most outstanding short crime fiction published in the UK. Jakubowski has succeeded, as ever, in showcasing the impressive breadth of crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological suspense and terror. There are puzzles to solve, nagging questions about the nature of the society in which we live, but, above all, there is an abundance of first-class entertainment. Last year saw a sixth Crime Writers Association Dagger award for the series - shared between Margaret Murphy and Cath Staincliffe - and an Edgar award for Peter Turnbull. All three award-winning stories are included in this volume. Lee Child makes his debut and there is a first story from Neil Gaiman, too, in Sherlockian rather than fantastical mode. Return offenders include Ann Cleeves, Phil Lovesey and Ruth Rendell, among many other familiar names. There are a number of newcomers to the series, too, including Nina Allan, Joel Lane and Lisa Tuttle.

The Mammoth Book Best International Crime

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781849012492
Release Date: 2009-08-27
Genre: Fiction

Leading anthologist Maxim Jakubowski presents the very best in crime writing from around the world - 40 short stories from an all-star line-up of international writers. They cover the full spectrum of crime fiction, from noir and thrillers, to whodunnits and procedurals, with settings that include Italy, Cuba, Scandinavia, Russia, USA, Japan, Germany, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain and the UK. Among the writers presented are: Ian Rankin, bestselling author of compelling, cerebral crime fiction set in Edinburgh, featuring the much-loved Inspector Rebus. John Mortimer, the English barrister and writer, famous for his much-loved fictional character Horace Rumpole of the Bailey. Boris Akunin, whose eccentric characters and surprising, inventive plots have earned him a reputation as one of the finest contemporary writers of classic crime fiction. Mark Billingham, whose series of taut procedural thrillers featuring London policeman Tom Thorne have won him numerous fans. Giorgio Faletti, author of the 5 million copy seller I Kill. Jo Nesbo, a hugely succesful Norwegian writer with a series featuring Detective Harry Hole, set in Oslo. Jeffrey Deaver, one of the very best US crime writers. His psychological thrillers feautring Lincoln Rhyme have been bestsellers around the world. Ruth Rendell, one of the UK's most respected crime writers.

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781780330952
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Fiction

Maxim Jakubowski has once again compiled a blockbuster collection of the year's most outstanding short crime fiction published in the UK. His aim is always to present the whole breadth of crime, mystery and thriller writing, from gentle stories of detection to puzzling historical labyrinths full of devious characters and sharp social comment about our imperfect society in some savage, and often scary stories. Last year saw a fifth Crime Writers Association Short Story Dagger award for the series - for 'Homework' by Phil Lovesey, whose work features again in this year's collection. There is a new story by Ann Cleeves, whose fictional sleuth Vera Stanhope has created such a buzz in ITV prime-time drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn. Making their debut in Best British Crime are many established names such as Reginald Hill, R. J. Ellory, John Lawton and Stuart Neville. Also represented are writers such as L. C. Tyler, Chris Ewan, Ian Ayris, Col Bury, Matt Hilton and Christine Poulson, some of whom have already made a name for themselves, while others are at the start of hugely promising careers.

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781849017619
Release Date: 2011-04-21
Genre: Fiction

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 such as: Ian Rankin (including a new Rebus), Alexander McCall Smith, David Hewson, Christopher Brookmyre, Simon Kernick, A.L. Kennedy, Louise Walsh, Kate Atkinson, Colin Bateman, Stuart McBride and Andrew Taylor. The full list of contributors is as follows: Ian Rankin, Mick Herron, Denise Mina, Edward Marston, Marilyn Todd, Kate Atkinson, Stuart MacBride, David Hewson, Alexander McCall Smith, Nigel Bird, Robert Barnard, Lin Anderson, Allan Guthrie, A.L. Kennedy, Simon Kernick, Roz Southey, Andrew Taylor, Sheila Quigley, Phil Lovesey, Declan Burke, Keith McCarthy, Christopher Brookmyre, Gerard Brennan, Matthew J. Elliott, Colin Bateman, Ray Banks, Simon Brett, Adrian Magson, Jay Stringer, Amy Myers, Nick Quantrill, Stephen Booth, Paul Johnston, Zoë Sharp, Paul D. Brazill, Peter Lovesey, Louise Welsh, Liza Cody, Peter Turnbull and Nicholas Royle.

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781849015264
Release Date: 2008-04-24
Genre: True Crime

Updated and expanded edition of the fullest ever collective investigation into Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders. This volume collects not just all the key factual evidence but also 20 different arguments as to the identity of Jack the Ripper, such as that advanced by Patricia Cornwell. Contributions are from the world's leading Ripperologists, including William Beadle, Melvyn Fairclough, Martin Fido, Shirley Harrison, James Tully and Colin Wilson. The identity of Jack the Ripper has plagued professional historians, criminologists, writers and amateur enthusiasts. The many suspects include Montague John Druitt, Walter Sickert, Aaron Kosminski, Michael Ostrog, William Henry Bury, Dr Tumblety and James Maybrick. The only certainty is that Ripperologist have not found an invididual on whom they can all agree. The essays are supported by a detailed chronology, extensive bibliography and filmography.

The New Mammoth Book Of Pulp Fiction

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472111807
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Fiction

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.

Kiss Me Sadly

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Do Not Press
ISBN: 1899344888
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

Tells of the erotic exploits of Jack, a London bookseller and writer, and Milduta, a young Estonian woman, who meet online and begin a relationship.

The Best British Mysteries

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Allison&Busby
ISBN: 0749083360
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Detective and mystery stories, English

Since the golden age of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers, British mystery-writers have captivated readers all over the world. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, British mysteries are more popular than ever. This collection brings together the most spinetingling, page-turning stories by Britain's greatest exponents of the genre.

The State of Montana

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 1562014897
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Fiction

“Montana had never been to Montana,” begins Maxim Jakubowski’s new erotic shocker. Following on from the despair and tenderness of his collection Life in the World of Women, the savage and brutal darkness of It’s You That I Want to Kiss, and the bleak and explicit love story of Because She Thought She Loved Me, Maxim Jakubowski now offers his own version of The Story of O. In this gripping, heartbreaking tale – one with the modern zest of Bunuel’s Belle de Jour – a Montreal housewife seeks to fill her emptiness through anonymous encounters in Internet chat rooms and in airport hotel bars and bedrooms, and these adventures ultimately lead her to a terrifying sexual saga in a New York brownstone.

Fools For Lust

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781908192165
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Fiction

"when I am in the mood for a little bit of dark and dangerous, this fits the bill in crime noir and erotica categories." - Simply Erotic Reviews From one of the greatest and most popular literary erotica writers of today, highlighted by TIME OUT LONDON amongst the top 20 in the genre, comes a major collection of short stories gathering some of his best and sexiest stories. Moving between London, New York, Paris, New Orleans and tropical beaches these are dangerous tales of sexuality and emotions unbound, combining sex and mystery, despair and tenderness and guaranteed to shock and delight the reader's senses in the most extreme way. Jakubowski's unique brand of erotica - call it 'erotica noir' - offers a edge-of-your-seat stories that are sure to arouse and alarm.