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The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries 5 (2008)

by Maxim Jakubowski (Editor)

Other authors: Ray Banks (Contributor), Robert Barnard (Contributor), Mark Billingham (Contributor), Ken Bruen (Contributor), Lee Child (Contributor)32 more, Natasha Cooper (Contributor), Peter Crowther (Contributor), Len Deighton (Contributor), Colin Dexter (Contributor), Martin Edwards (Contributor), Christopher Fowler (Contributor), Susanna Gregory (Contributor), Allan Guthrie (Contributor), John Harvey (Contributor), Reginald Hill (Contributor), Bill James (Contributor), Michael Jecks (Contributor), Simon Kernick (Contributor), Deryn Lake (Contributor), Simon Levack (Contributor), Peter Lovesey (Contributor), Edward Marston (Contributor), Stuart McBride (Contributor), Val McDermid (Contributor), Donna Moore (Contributor), Amy Myers (Contributor), Jerry Raine (Contributor), John Rickards (Contributor), Peter Robinson (Contributor), Nicholas Royle (Contributor), Zoë Sharp (Contributor), Jerry Sykes (Contributor), Marilyn Todd (Contributor), Peter Turnbull (Contributor), Cathi Unsworth (Contributor), Martyn Waites (Contributor), Kevin Wignall (Contributor)

Series: Best British Mysteries (5)

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In the running for the very best bedside book I've ever had. The stories are engaging and very varied, from fairly violent thrillers to cozy sleuth mysteries. Naturally, as in all anthologies, they aren't all gems, but overall they're well-chosen, and the good outweigh the bad. As a bedside book, the stories are almost all the perfect length to be read and finished in about half an hour. I can imagine that if you tried to read this book straight through the differences in tone between the stories would probably be jarring, but for reading a story here and there before bed, it's perfect, since you don't feel like you're reading the same story night after night, and you never know what kind you're going to get next. Plus, at 37 stories, it lasts a good long while on the nightstand. If you enjoy "samplers" of this kind, I highly recommend it. ( )
  TheBentley | Dec 29, 2011 |
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Banks, RayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barnard, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Billingham, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bruen, KenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Child, LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cooper, NatashaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Dexter, ColinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Fowler, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gregory, SusannaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guthrie, AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harvey, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hill, ReginaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, BillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jecks, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0762433787, Paperback)

Twenty short stories by the top names in British crime fiction, including Ian Rankin, Jake Arnott, Alexander McCall Smith, and Lee Child.

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Leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski presents the latest must-have collection in this top annual series. This year's volume features 37 short stories of murder mystery, star names include Lee Child, Colin Dexter, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Stuart MacBride and many more.… (more)

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