Leading editor and reviewer Maxim Jakubowski has compiled another beguiling collection of the year's best new short crime fiction from the UK.  Ian Rankin's perennially popular Edinburgh cop, Inspector Rebus, makes an unexpected comeback in a short but intriguing story 'The Very Last Drop', and the collection closes with another Rankin story 'Driven'.

Author

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.

Country of Origin
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

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Isabel Dalhousie

Series: No. 1 Ladies` Detective Agency

Book Number:
2
2000

Series: Portuguese Irregular Verbs

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 Currently Reading - Tears of the Giraffe, Alexander McCall Smith
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 17, 2014
Review THE SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB - Alexander McCall Smith
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The 2-1/2 Pillars of Wisdom, Alexander McCall Smith
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Peter Lovesey

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Country of Origin
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Denise Mina

Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966. Because of her father's job as an Engineer, the family followed the north sea oil boom of the seventies around Europe

She left school at sixteen and did a number of poorly paid jobs, including working in a meat factory, as a bar maid, kitchen porter and cook.
Eventually she settled in auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patients.

Country of Origin
Review Review - BLOOD, SALT, WATER, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Blood, Salt, Water, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 28, 2015
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
Review THE END OF WASP SEASON - Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The End of The Wasp Season, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 19, 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
Blog Currently Reading - Sanctum, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Review SANCTUM - Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2010
Review STILL MIDNIGHT - Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Still Midnight, Denise Mina
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Edward Marston

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Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Captain Rawson

Book Number:
1
2008

Series: The Railway Detective

Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Review MURDER ON THE BRIGHTON EXPRESS - Edward Marston
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Review SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, Edward Marston
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Soldier of Fortune, Edward Marston
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, July 12, 2008

Kate Atkinson

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Review Transcription, Kate Atkinson
Gordon Duncan
Monday, December 3, 2018
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

Stuart MacBride

Aka Stuart B. MacBride 

The life and times of a bearded write-ist.

Stuart MacBride (that's me) was born in Dumbarton -- which is Glasgow as far as I'm concerned -- moving up to Aberdeen at the tender age of two, when fashions were questionable. Nothing much happened for years and years and years: learned to play the recorder, then forgot how when they changed from little coloured dots to proper musical notes (why the hell couldn't they have taught us the notes in the first bloody place? I could have been performing my earth-shattering rendition of 'Three Blind Mice' at the Albert Hall by now!); appeared in some bizarre World War Two musical production; did my best to avoid eating haggis and generally ran about the place a lot.

Country of Origin
Review All That's Dead, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Review The Blood Road, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Friday, May 3, 2019
Review Now We Are Dead, Logan McRae #10.5
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Blog Was Reading - Now We Are Dead, Logan McRae #10.5
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Review Review - A Dark So Deadly, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Review Book review - A Dark So Deadly, Stuart MacBride
Andrea Thompson
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Blog #amreading A Dark So Deadly, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Review Review - In the Cold Dark Ground,Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Blog #amreading In the Cold Dark Ground, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 8, 2016
Review Review - BIRTHDAYS FOR THE DEAD, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Birthdays for the Dead, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Review Review - THE 45% HANGOVER, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 13, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - The 45% Hangover, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 9, 2015
Review Review - THE MISSING AND THE DEAD, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 5, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - The Missing & The Dead, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 15, 2014
Review Review - A SONG FOR THE DYING - Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Blog CR - A Song for the Dying, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 6, 2014
Review CLOSE TO THE BONE, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 25, 2013
Blog CR - Close to the Bone, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Review SHATTER THE BONES - Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Shatter the Bones, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 10, 2012
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Review DARK BLOOD - Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Dark Blood, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Review BLIND EYE - Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Blind Eye, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Monday, June 15, 2009
Review BROKEN SKIN - Stuart MacBride
Sunnie Gill
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Review SAWBONES - Stuart MacBride
Sunnie Gill
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Review SAWBONES - Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Sawbones, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Review FLESH HOUSE - Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Flesh House, Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review COLD GRANITE - Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Friday, July 20, 2007
Review BROKEN SKIN - Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Friday, July 20, 2007
Review DYING LIGHT - Stuart MacBride
Karen Chisholm
Friday, July 20, 2007

Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson was born in Greenock of Scottish and Irish parents. A graduate of both Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, she has lived in many different parts of Scotland and also spent five years working in the African bush. A teacher of Mathematics and Computing, she began her writing career four years ago. Her first film, Small Love, which was broadcast on STV, was nominated for TAPS writer of the year award 2001. Her African short stories have been published in the 10th Anniversary Macallan collection and broadcast on BBC Radio Four.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Rhona MacLeod

Book Number:
3
2007
2007
Review DEADLY CODE - Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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 DARK FLIGHT - Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Dark Flight, Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Review TORCH - Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Blog Torch by Lin Anderson
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 20, 2007

A.L. Kennedy

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Country of Origin
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

Andrew Taylor

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Country of Origin
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Review BLEEDING HEART SQUARE - Andrew Taylor
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Bleeding Heart Square, Andrew Taylor
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Review A STAIN ON THE SILENCE - Andrew Taylor
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Nigel Bird

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Country of Origin
Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 25, 2014
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
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