The Best British Mysteries IV

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9780749081225: The Best British Mysteries IV

An exciting collection including new stories from previous BBM favorites and first appearances from Alexander McCall Smith, John Harvey, Lee Child and Robert Goddard

* Bite size chunks from Britain’s hottest crime writers
* ‘An essential read for all crime fans’ Publishing News

Following the huge success of the previous Best British Mysteries collections comes the latest batch of stories from the UK’s top-flight crime writers. The fourth collection features contributions from stalwarts of the genre along with exciting short fiction from up-and-coming authors.

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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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The winner of this year’s CWA Short Story Awards was announced at a reception as part of the prestigious Ilkley Literature Festival.

Last year’s winner, Robert Barnard, presented the £1500 prize to Peter Lovesey for his story, Needle Match in the Best British Mysteries IV anthology edited by Maxim Jakubowski and published by Allison & Busby. The judges commented: “Set during the Wimbledon fortnight in 1981, with the Cold War raging, and a Russian tennis player's mysterious death leading to potentially global consequences. Excellent writing, evocative setting.”

Philip Gooden, Chair of the CWA, said: “The CWA is delighted that such a distinguished and long-standing member of the Association has won the short story award for 2007. We're grateful to Ilkley Literature Festival for hosting the event and to the judges for their work, and congratulate Peter Lovesey on this fresh achievement.”

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