The Mammoth Book Best International Crime

Author(s): Maxim Jakubowski

Crime and Thrillers

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 is an author of the 5 million copy seller "I Kill". Jo Nesbo is a hugely succesful Norwegian writer with a series featuring "Detective Harry Hole", set in Oslo. Jeffrey Deaver is one of the very best US crime writers. His psychological thrillers feautring "Lincoln Rhyme" have been bestsellers around the world. Ruth Rendell is one of the UK's most respected crime writers.


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40 short stories by the world's premier crime writers.

Maxim Jakubowski is the editor of The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries, The Mammoth Book of Vintage Whodunnits, and the bestselling Mammoth Book of Erotica series, now into its seventh volume. A columnist for The Guardian, novelist and broadcaster, he lives in London where he once owned the world-famous Murder One bookshop (now sadly online).

General Fields

  • : 9781845299576
  • : Constable and Robinson
  • : Robinson Publishing
  • : 0.435
  • : August 2009
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 38mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maxim Jakubowski
  • : Paperback
  • : Big Fo
  • : 808.83872
  • : 608