Terrific new anthology offers the best from this very popular genre. Here is old and new comedy crime writing in an explosive barrel of wit and wisecracking, featuring cack-handed villains, accident-prone good guys and a host of criminal characters who range from deadpan to dead stupid, often in pretty surreal circumstances. This collection includes: * Contributions from Terry Pratchett, Peter Lovesey, Nicholas Blincoe, Donald Westlake, Ed Gorman, Bill Prozini, Hilary Bonner, Sarah Caudwell, Mike Ripley, Christopher Brookmyre and many more * Classic reprints from past masters and new, specially-commissioned stories from leading contemporary authors from both sides of the Atlantic
Maxim Jakubowski is the editor of numerous Mammoths on the Constable & Robinson list. He lives in London and runs the renowned Murder One bookshop. He also reviews new crime titles for The Guardian.