The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7

The must-have annual anthology for each crime fiction fan - the year's most sensible new British brief tales chosen via prime crime critic Maxim Jakubowski.

This nice annual covers the whole variety of puzzle fiction, from noir and hardboiled crime to creative puzzles and novice sleuthing. filled with most sensible names like Colin Dexter, Christopher Fowler, Alexander McCall Smith, Robert Barnard, Peter James, Natasha Cooper, Sophie Hannah, and plenty of more

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