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.

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Maxim Jakubowski

Maxim Jakubowski is a crime, erotic, and science fiction writer and critic.

Jakubowski was born in England by Russian-British and Polish parents, but raised in France. Jakubowski has also lived in Italy and has travelled extensively. Jakubowski edited the science fiction anthology Twenty Houses of the Zodiac in 1979 for the 37th World Science Fiction Convention (Seacon '79) in Brighton. He also contributed a short story to that anthology. He has now published almost 100 books in a variety of areas.

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Ruth Rendell

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also wrote under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, was an acclaimed English crime writer, known for her many psychological thrillers and murder mysteries and above all for Inspector Wexford.

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Series: Inspector Wexford

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23
2011
Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Blog Ruth Rendell's "The Vault" out in August 2011
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Boris Akunin

Real name - Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili (Russian: Борис Акунин; Georgian: გრიგოლ შალვას ძე ჩხარტიშვილი; Аlso see Grigory Chkhartishvili), born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1956. Since 1958 he lives in Moscow. Writer and translator from Japanease. Author of crime stories set in tsarist Russia. In 1998 he made his debut with novel Azazel(to English readers known as The Winter Queen), where he created Erast Pietrovich Fandorin. 

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Series: Sister Pelagia Mysteries

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3
2010
Review PASSPORTS TO CRIME - Janet Hutchings (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Review PELAGIA & THE RED ROOSTER - Boris Akunin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 1, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Pelagia and the Red Rooster, Boris Akunin
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lisa Allen-Agostini

Lisa Allen-Agostini is a poet, playwright, and fiction writer from Trinidad and Tobago. She is the author of a children's novel, The Chalice Project (forthcoming, 2008). An award-winning journalist, she is the Internet editor and a columnist with the Trinidad Guardian.

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Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

John Mortimer

John Clifford Mortimer was a novelist, playwright and former practising barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels, Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets, featuring Leslie Titmuss - a character as brilliant as Rumpole. John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.

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Series: Rumpole of the Bailey

Review RUMPOLE AND THE REIGN OF TERROR, John Mortimer
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Review RUMPOLE AND THE REIGN OF TERROR - John Mortimer
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Rumpole and the Reign of Terror, John Mortimer
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Blog Added to MtTBR - Rumpole and the Reign of Terror and The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole by John Mortimer
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 4, 2010

Jürgen Ehlers

Jürgen Ehlers studied Geography at the University of Hamburg. In 1978 he did his PhD with a study in glacial geomorphology. Since then Ehlers has been working at the Geological Survey of Hamburg, where he was in charge of the geological mapping. He has published numerous scientific articles and several textbooks in English including such titles as ‘The Morphodynamics of the Wadden Sea’ and ‘The Ice Age’.

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Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Jeffery Deaver

#1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world.

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Series: Kathryn Dance

Book Number:
1
2007

Series: Lincoln Rhyme

Book Number:
13
2017
Book Number:
9
2010
Blog Dymocks Literary Luncheon with Jeffery Deaver
Karen Chisholm
Monday, June 5, 2017
Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Review THE BURNING WIRE - Jeffery Deaver
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - The Burning Wire, Jeffery Deaver
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Review SLEEPING DOLL - Jeffery Deaver
Andrea Thompson
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Leonardo Padura

Leonardo Padura Fuentes (born 1955) is a Cuban novelist and journalist. As of 2007, he is one of Cuba's best known writers internationally. In English and some other languages, he is often referred to by the shorter form of his name, Leonardo Padura. He has written movie scripts, two books of short stories and a series of detective novels translated into 10 languages. In 2012, Fuentes was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's national literary award and the most important award of its kind.

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Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Howard Engel

Howard Engel CM (born April 2, 1931) is a Canadian mystery writer and CBC producer who resides in Toronto, Ontario. He is well known to Canadian readers for his series of Benny Cooperman detective novels, set in the Niagara Region in and around the city of Grantham, Ontario (which strongly resembles the real city of St. Catharines, Ontario, where Engel was born). Engel is a founder of Crime Writers of Canada.

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Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ian Rankin

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987; the Rebus books are now translated into 22 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.

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Review In a House of Lies, Ian Rankin
Andrea Thompson
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Review Book Review - Rather be the Devil, Ian Rankin
Andrea Thompson
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 8, 2014
Blog CR - Standing in Another Man's Grave, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 11, 2013
Review THE IMPOSSIBLE DEAD - Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Impossible Dead, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 9, 2012
Review THE COMPLAINTS - Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 9, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Complaints, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 7, 2011
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Review CRIMESPOTTING - Introduced by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crimespotting intro by Irvine Welsh
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 29, 2011
Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Review EXIT MUSIC - Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Blog Ian Rankin and Shane Maloney Chat
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 16, 2007
Blog Exit Music, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 12, 2007

Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children's book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver.

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Series: Harry Hole

Book Number:
7
2011
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6
2010
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5
2005
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4
2009
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3
2006
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1
2013
Review Review - The Snowman, Jo Nesbø
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Blog #amreading The Snowman, Jo Nesbo
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Review Review - THE SON, Jo Nesbo
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - The Son, Jo Nesbo
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Redeemer, Jo Nesbo
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Nemesis, Jo Nesbo
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Review THE REDBREAST - Jo Nesbo
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Redbreast, Jo Nesbo
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Review THE DEVIL'S STAR - Jo Nesbo
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 1, 2007

Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor was born in New Zealand in November 1964. He grew up in Manurewa, South Auckland and read English and Art History while doing a Fine Arts degree at Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts. ("I wanted to do something creative and I wanted to find out how art worked. Also, all my favourite bands had gone to art school," he says.) While studying he wrote music and film reviews for Rip It Up magazine.

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Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dominique Manotti

Dominique Manotti is a professor of 19th-century economic history in Paris. She is the author of several novels, including Rough Trade(French: Sombre Sentier), Dead Horsemeat(French: A nos chevaux!) and Lorraine Connection(2008 Duncan Lawrie International Dagger award).

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Review PASSPORTS TO CRIME - Janet Hutchings (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Camilla Läckberg

Born in 1974, Camilla Läckberg graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics, before moving to Stockholm where she worked for a few years as an economist. However, a course in creative crime writing became the trigger to a drastic change of career. Her first four novels all became Swedish bestsellers. Läckberg's books are always set in or around her birthplace, the small Swedish west coast town of Fjällbacka.

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Series: Fjällbacka

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2
2008
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1
2008
Review THE PREACHER - Camilla Läckberg
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Preacher, Camilla Lackberg
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Review BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME - Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Review THE ICE PRINCESS - Camilla Lackberg
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Ice Princess, Camilla Lackberg
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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