- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby; Reprint edition (April 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 074908300X
- ISBN-13: 978-0749083007
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,444,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Best British Mysteries Paperback – April 1, 2005
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MAXIM HAKUBOWSKI is a crime critic for the Guardian, a novelist, and the literary director of Crime Scene, a festival held annually at London’s National Film Theatre. A regular broadcaster on radio and TV, Maxim runs one of the largest crime bookstores worldwide, which is situated in London.
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I hope to see similar collections offered in the future.
On the other hand, there are many stories in the book that fall short of the complexity that is needed for a mystery/crime story; experienced mystery readers will be able to discover a large number of twists within the first paragraphs. As an example of British crime telling it is patchy, but there are spots of great fun.
In particular I loved the fact that all the stories are a bit different from one another. You definitly can not judge the whole collection by one story.