The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781780336992
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Self-Help

The original Kama Sutra was designed to help lovers to explore the height of sensual and erotic pleasure. Since then numerous variations have been produced on this manual for love-making. Here, in one giant volume, is the fullest ever collection of Kama Sutra positions and its modern variants, including all the positions featured in the original text plus over 50 more. Each position is clearly explained, with specially commissioned illustrations by award-winning artist Carolyn Weltman and Louisa Minkin. Also included are little known, revelatory stories of how each position developed, plus the full, unexpurgated hstory of the Kama Sutra's own genesis. Packed with beautiful illustrations and sensual nuggets of inspiration, The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra is the fullest ever collection of the world's most popular lovemaking text.

The Mammoth Book of Erotica

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher:
ISBN: 0786701587
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Erotic literature

This gathering of writings from well-known authors is a celebration of sensual love from classic times to the present day. Representing some of literature's brightest lights, this anthology aptly fulfills the many purposes of erotic writing. Included here are selections from Anais Nin, Anne Rice, Pat Califia, Alice Joanou, and many others.

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Erotica

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781472116239
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Fiction

A collection of over 40 original, sensual and provocative sexual adventures, this thirteenth 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. The previous volume included stories by Peggy Munson; 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 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.

The New Mammoth Book Of Pulp Fiction

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: C & R Crime
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.

I Was Waiting For You

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781682990872
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Fiction

The new novel by Maxim Jakubowski, the "King of the Erotic Thriller" (The Times) A young Italian woman flees her home in Rome and gets involved with the wrong man in Paris Cornelia, the fearless stripper and killer for hire, who proved such a hit in previous novels, is back and on another mission to kill. As the two women's paths intersect, an English crime writer down on his luck is mistaken for a private eye and goes on a quest for a missing person. From New York to Paris, and then on a thrilling journey through Barcelona, Tangiers, Venice and then finally to a small medieval town outside Rome, the waltz with darkness of the three characters in search of love, lust and redemption becomes ever more poignant and mysterious Sexy, sad, breathless, a memorable tale of lost souls caught in a spider's web of their own making.

The Mammoth Book of International Erotica

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 0786717289
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Fiction

Ever since the collapse of the Tower of Babel, sex has been the common language uniting men and women throughout the world. Erotic prose is a universal phenomenon — as this revised new edition of the influential Mammoth volume gloriously demonstrates. Editor Maxim Jakubowski has cherry-picked the finest new writing from countries such France and Italy, both so fertile right now that they could fill their own volumes. This anthology features stories by Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, Orange Prize-shortlisted Stella Duffy, plus ten previously uncollected tales.

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: C & R Crime
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 Best British Mysteries

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher:
ISBN: 0749081996
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Detective and mystery stories, English

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 an Inspector Morse themed 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.

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 Mysteries

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: C & R Crime
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.

Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Robinson
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.

Venice Noir

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781617750731
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

A collection of sinister stories set in Venice and the Veneto region features contributions from such noted mystery authors as Francesca Mazzucato, Emily St. John Mandel, and Matteo Righetto.

The Mammoth Book of Pulp Action

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Constable
ISBN: 1841192880
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Detective and mystery stories, American

We now live in enlightened times that reassure us that, far from being a lower form of literature, pulp fiction is the term for what the best storytelling provides - pyrotechnic thrills, shocks galore and excitement by the bucketload! From cops, both straight and crooked, to ruthless bigshots, shady operators, femmes fatales and damsels in distress. Including gangsters, drifters, common crooks, shady attomeys to molls with a heart of gold, enjoy a rollercoaster ride through popular literature's best pulp writers. The MBO of Pulp Action includes the talents of Charles Willeford, Ed McBain, Bill Pronzini, Ed Gorman, Lawrence Block, John D. Macdonald, William Campbell Gault, Bruno Fischer, Mark Timlin, Joe R. Lansdale and many of the classic Black Mask magazine...

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: C & R Crime
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.

Confessions of a Romantic Pornographer

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: ipicturebooks
ISBN: 1596878819
Release Date: 2009-02
Genre: Fiction

Confessions continues the fast-paced excitement of the hard-bitten detective Martin Jackson and Cornelia, his beautiful stripper and hit-woman client introduced in our book Skin In Darkness published in 2006.Following the death of a minor league writer, a mysterious woman whose own past is full of contradictions is called in to investigate his life and to discover the lost manuscript of his memoirs, as they may incriminate VIPs.