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The Best British Mysteries

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British crime and mystery writing is popular all over the world. And how could it not be? After all these are the shores that saw the talents of Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and so many others flourish. From the Golden Age of classic mystery writing onwards, British talent has captured the imagination of readers in a unique way, and the modern era has bee ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Allison & Busby (first published November 1st 2003)
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Deb
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although I enjoyed several of the stories the editor failed to arrange them in a detectable order. The pacing was therefore " off" . As I only paid $1 at a library sale I cannot complain about not getting my money's worth.
Joni
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, anthology
The only story I really liked was the one by Anne Perry. There were two more that were okay, but for the most part this was not my cup of tea. The two star rating reflects the average of a five star Anne Perry and a couple of three stars and the rest were zeroes.
Phaedra
I just didn't find most of these engaging. I was able to see the twist in several stories and some I couldn't get into, although all were short. There were a few really good ones that saved the collection though.
Rog Harrison
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
First read this 30 May 2005.
Bill
Dec 12, 2015 rated it liked it
uneven but worth it for some very dark, cynical mysteries that had me longing for the early Christopher Brookmyre crime books. Give me unflinching life and cops why make wry jokes about it, please.
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Jun 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Uneven quality of the writing in this collection of short stories.
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Jakubowski was born in England by Russian-British and Polish parents, but raised in France. Jakubowski has also lived in Italy and has travelled extensively. Jakubowski edited the science fiction anthology Twenty Houses of the Zodiac in 1979 for the 37th World Science Fiction Convention (Seacon '79) in Brighton. He also con
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