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Maxim Jakubowski - Author

About the Author

Maxim Jakubowski is a London-based novelist and editor. He was born in the UK and educated in France. Following a career in book publishing, he opened the world-famous Murder One bookshop in London. He now writes full-time. He has two books of erotic photography, as well as many acclaimed crime collections. His novels include It's You That I Want To Kiss, Because She Though She Loved Me and On Tenderness Express, all three recently collected and reprinted in the USA as Skin In Darkness. Other books include Life In The Word of Women, The State of Montana, Kiss Me Sadly and Confessions Of A Romantic Pornographer. In 2006 he published American Casanova, a major erotic novel which he edited and on which fifteen of the top erotic writers in the world have collaborated, and his collected erotic short stories as Fools For Lust. He compiles two annual acclaimed series for the Mammoth list: Best New Erotica and Best British Crime. He is a winner of the Anthony and the Karel Awards, a frequent TV and radio broadcaster, a past crime columnist for the Guardian newspaper and Literary Director of London's Crime Scene Festival.

Featured books by Maxim Jakubowski

The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes's Nemesis - 37 Short Stories

The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes's Nemesis - 37 Short Stories

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2015

We think of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, but far more seductive is the pairing of Holmes and Professor James Moriarty, 'the Napoleon of crime' - a rivalry unparalleled in the world of crime fiction. Fiercely intelligent and a relentless schemer, Moriarty is the super-villain as megastar.

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Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11

Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

With this collection Maxim Jakubowski showcases the impressive breadth of British crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological suspense and terror. There are puzzles to solve, nagging questions about the nature of British society, but, above all, there are over 40 wonderful, gripping stories to shock, delight and make you think twice, if not three times. Contributors include Simon Kernick, Val McDermid, Alexander McCall Smith, John Lawton, Tim Willocks, Lee Child, Stephen Gallagher, Christopher Fowler, Peter Lovesey, David Hewson. New to this series are Will Carver, Christopher J. Simmons, Susan Everett, Tim Willocks, Dreda Say Mitchell, Kate Rhodes, Rhys Hughes, Paul Charles, Howard Linskey, Peter Guttridge, Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith. Full list of contributors: Lee Child; Kevin Wignall; Will Carver; Paul Charles; Val McDermid; Paul Johnston; Alison Bruce; Tim Willocks; Maxim Jakubowski; Rhys Hughes; Edward Marston; N. J. Cooper; Michael Z. Lewin; Peter Guttridge; Mary Hoffman; Peter Tremayne; Kate Rhodes; Paul D. Brazill; Ros Asquith; Amy Myers; Alexander McCall Smith; Nina Allan; Peter Turnbull; Jay Stringer; Martin Edwards; Zoe Sharp; Col Bury; David Stuart Davies; Howard Linskey; Susan Everett; Christopher Fowler; Dreda Say Mitchell; Roger Busby; Simon Kernick; Peter Lovesey; David Hewson; Gerard Brennan; Jane Casey; Christopher J. Simmons; Stephen Gallagher; John Lawton.

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The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 11 Over 40 Pieces of Outstanding Short Erotic Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 11 Over 40 Pieces of Outstanding Short Erotic Fiction

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2012

This is an unputdownable short erotic fiction from the most outstanding writers in the field. Once again, Maxim Jakubowski has put together a masterful selection of over 40 stories of sexual encounters from every corner of the world.

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The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

This great annual covers the full range of mystery fiction, from noir and hardboiled crime to ingenious puzzles and amateur sleuthing. This year's volume contains stories by: Peter James, Nick Quantrill, Reginald Hill, Jay Stringer, Liza Cody, L. C. Tyler, Barbara Nadel, Adrian Magson, Val McDermid, Chris Ewan, Kate Horsley, Nicholas Royle, Ian Ayris, John Lawton, Nigel Bird, Zoe Sharp, Robert Barnard, Ann Cleeves, Mark Billingham, Paul Johnston, Amy Myers, Tony Black, Keith McCarthy, Martin Edwards, Ken Bruen, Marilyn Todd, Stuart Neville, Peter Lovesey, R. J. Ellory, Kate Ellis, Christopher Fowler, Michael Z. Lewin, Barry Maitland, Alison Bruce, Phil Lovesey, Matt Hilton, Andrew Taylor, Simon Brett, Brian McGilloway, Col Bury, Gerard Brennan, Christine Poulson and David Hewson.

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Ekaterina and the Night

Ekaterina and the Night

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/09/2011

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I Was Waiting For You

I Was Waiting For You

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2010

A young Italian woman flees her home in Rome and gets involved with the wrong man in ParisCornelia, the fearless stripper and killer for hire, who proved such a hit in previous novels, is back and on another mission to kill.As the two women’s paths intersect, an English crime writer down on his luck is mistaken for a private eye and goes on a quest for a missing personFrom New York to Paris, and then on a thrilling journey through Barcelona, Tangiers, Venice and then finally to a small medieval town outside Rome, the waltz with darkness of the three characters in search of love, lust and redemption becomes ever more poignant and mysterious.

Other books by Maxim Jakubowski

Sex in the City - London

Sex in the City - London

Author: Maxim Jakubowski, Matt Thorne, Justine Elyot, Frances Ann Kerr Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2011

Travel on a journey to new places and sexual experiences with the Sex in the City series of destination erotica from Xcite Books. Each volume contains three stories that take you to the heart and soul of the city, its places, people and lovers.Volume One: Introduction -Maxim Jakubowski What Are You Wearing -Matt Thorne Thames Link -Justine Elyot Monster Francis -Ann KerrThe SEX IN THE CITY series is devoted to the unique attraction that major cities worldwide provide to lovers of all things erotic. Famous places and monuments, legendary streets and avenues, unforgettable landmarks all conjugate with our memories of loves past and present, requited and unrequited, to form a map of the heart like no other. Brief encounters, long-lasting affairs and relationships, the glimpse of a face, of hidden flesh, eyes in a crowd, everything about cities can be sexy, naughty, provocative, dangerous and exciting. Cities are not just about monuments and museums and iconic places, they are also about people at love and play in unique surroundings. With this in mind, these anthologies of erotica will imaginatively explore the secret stories of famous cities and bring them to life, by unveiling passion and love, lust and sadness, glittering flesh and sexual temptation, the art of love and a unique sense of place. And we thought it would be a good idea to invite some of the best writers not only of erotica, but also from the mainstream and even the crime and mystery field, to offer us specially written new stories about the hidden side of some of our favourite cities, to reveal what happens behind closed doors (and sometimes even in public). And they have delivered in trumps.The stories you are about to read cover the whole spectrum from young love to forbidden love and every sexual variation in between. Funny, harrowing, touching, sad, joyful, every human emotion is present and how could it not be when sex and the delights of love are evoked so skilfully?

Sex in the City - London

Sex in the City - London

Author: Maxim Jakubowski, Valerie Grey, N. J. Streitberger, Kristina Lloyd Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2011

Travel on a journey to new places and sexual experiences with the Sex in the City series of destination erotica from Xcite Books. Each volume contains three stories that take you to the heart and soul of the city, its places, people and lovers.Volume Two: Introduction -Maxim Jakubowski Shame Game -Valerie Grey The Girl on the Egyptian Escalator -N J Streitberger The Caesar Society -Kristina LloydThe SEX IN THE CITY series is devoted to the unique attraction that major cities worldwide provide to lovers of all things erotic. Famous places and monuments, legendary streets and avenues, unforgettable landmarks all conjugate with our memories of loves past and present, requited and unrequited, to form a map of the heart like no other. Brief encounters, long-lasting affairs and relationships, the glimpse of a face, of hidden flesh, eyes in a crowd, everything about cities can be sexy, naughty, provocative, dangerous and exciting. Cities are not just about monuments and museums and iconic places, they are also about people at love and play in unique surroundings. With this in mind, these anthologies of erotica will imaginatively explore the secret stories of famous cities and bring them to life, by unveiling passion and love, lust and sadness, glittering flesh and sexual temptation, the art of love and a unique sense of place. And we thought it would be a good idea to invite some of the best writers not only of erotica, but also from the mainstream and even the crime and mystery field, to offer us specially written new stories about the hidden side of some of our favourite cities, to reveal what happens behind closed doors (and sometimes even in public). And they have delivered in trumps.The stories you are about to read cover the whole spectrum from young love to forbidden love and every sexual variation in between. Funny, harrowing, touching, sad, joyful, every human emotion is present and how could it not be when sex and the delights of love are evoked so skilfully?

Sex in the City - London

Sex in the City - London

Author: Maxim Jakubowski, Lily Harlem, Elizabeth Coldwell Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2011

Travel on a journey to new places and sexual experiences with the Sex in the City series of destination erotica from Xcite Books. Each volume contains three stories that take you to the heart and soul of the city, its places, people and lovers.Volume Three: Introduction -Maxim Jakubowski The Champagne Whore -Lily Harlem Woke Up With That Hampstead Blues Again -Maxim Jakubowsi Rain and Neon - Elizabeth ColdwellThe SEX IN THE CITY series is devoted to the unique attraction that major cities worldwide provide to lovers of all things erotic. Famous places and monuments, legendary streets and avenues, unforgettable landmarks all conjugate with our memories of loves past and present, requited and unrequited, to form a map of the heart like no other. Brief encounters, long-lasting affairs and relationships, the glimpse of a face, of hidden flesh, eyes in a crowd, everything about cities can be sexy, naughty, provocative, dangerous and exciting. Cities are not just about monuments and museums and iconic places, they are also about people at love and play in unique surroundings. With this in mind, these anthologies of erotica will imaginatively explore the secret stories of famous cities and bring them to life, by unveiling passion and love, lust and sadness, glittering flesh and sexual temptation, the art of love and a unique sense of place. And we thought it would be a good idea to invite some of the best writers not only of erotica, but also from the mainstream and even the crime and mystery field, to offer us specially written new stories about the hidden side of some of our favourite cities, to reveal what happens behind closed doors (and sometimes even in public). And they have delivered in trumps.The stories you are about to read cover the whole spectrum from young love to forbidden love and every sexual variation in between. Funny, harrowing, touching, sad, joyful, every human emotion is present and how could it not be when sex and the delights of love are evoked so skilfully?

Sex in the City - New York

Sex in the City - New York

Author: Maxim Jakubowski, Donna George Storey, Polly Frost Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2011

Travel on a journey to new places and sexual experiences with the Sex in the City series of destination erotica from Xcite Books. Each volume contains three stories that take you to the heart and soul of the city, its places, people and lovers.Volume One: Introduction -Maxim Jakubowski Gotham Sex -Donna George Storey A Washington Square Romance -Maxim Jakubowsi Cell Mates -Polly FrostThe SEX IN THE CITY series is devoted to the unique attraction that major cities worldwide provide to lovers of all things erotic. Famous places and monuments, legendary streets and avenues, unforgettable landmarks all conjugate with our memories of loves past and present, requited and unrequited, to form a map of the heart like no other. Brief encounters, long-lasting affairs and relationships, the glimpse of a face, of hidden flesh, eyes in a crowd, everything about cities can be sexy, naughty, provocative, dangerous and exciting. Cities are not just about monuments and museums and iconic places, they are also about people at love and play in unique surroundings. With this in mind, these anthologies of erotica will imaginatively explore the secret stories of famous cities and bring them to life, by unveiling passion and love, lust and sadness, glittering flesh and sexual temptation, the art of love and a unique sense of place. And we thought it would be a good idea to invite some of the best writers not only of erotica, but also from the mainstream and even the crime and mystery field, to offer us specially written new stories about the hidden side of some of our favourite cities, to reveal what happens behind closed doors (and sometimes even in public). And they have delivered in trumps.The stories you are about to read cover the whole spectrum from young love to forbidden love and every sexual variation in between. Funny, harrowing, touching, sad, joyful, every human emotion is present and how could it not be when sex and the delights of love are evoked so skilfully?

Sex in the City - New York

Sex in the City - New York

Author: Maxim Jakubowski, Elizabeth Coldwell, Lily Harlem Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2011

Travel on a journey to new places and sexual experiences with the Sex in the City series of destination erotica from Xcite Books. Each volume contains three stories that take you to the heart and soul of the city, its places, people and lovers.Volume Three Introduction Maxim Jakubowski The Champagne Whore -Lily Harlem Woke Up With That Hampstead Blues Again -Maxim Jakubowsi Rain and Neon -Elizabeth ColdwellThe SEX IN THE CITY series is devoted to the unique attraction that major cities worldwide provide to lovers of all things erotic. Famous places and monuments, legendary streets and avenues, unforgettable landmarks all conjugate with our memories of loves past and present, requited and unrequited, to form a map of the heart like no other. Brief encounters, long-lasting affairs and relationships, the glimpse of a face, of hidden flesh, eyes in a crowd, everything about cities can be sexy, naughty, provocative, dangerous and exciting. Cities are not just about monuments and museums and iconic places, they are also about people at love and play in unique surroundings. With this in mind, these anthologies of erotica will imaginatively explore the secret stories of famous cities and bring them to life, by unveiling passion and love, lust and sadness, glittering flesh and sexual temptation, the art of love and a unique sense of place. And we thought it would be a good idea to invite some of the best writers not only of erotica, but also from the mainstream and even the crime and mystery field, to offer us specially written new stories about the hidden side of some of our favourite cities, to reveal what happens behind closed doors (and sometimes even in public). And they have delivered in trumps. The stories you are about to read cover the whole spectrum from young love to forbidden love and every sexual variation in between. Funny, harrowing, touching, sad, joyful, every human emotion is present and how could it not be when sex and the delights of love are evoked so skilfully?

Life in the World of Women

Life in the World of Women

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2011

A CONTROVERSIAL ODYSSEY OF PORNOGRAPHY, CRIME AND LUST.Maxim Jakubowski's dangerous and erotic stories tell of war between the sexes. Interlinked themes and characters run through the nine stories as the work comes together, episode by episode, before reaching a bloody climax in a New Orleans brothel.Taking in aspects of crime noir, erotica, romance and gritty social drama, Life in the World of Women confirms Jakubowski as one of Britain's most pungent and hardest-hitting writers. This is erotica for clever readers.

Fools For Lust

Fools For Lust

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2011

"e;when I am in the mood for a little bit of dark and dangerous, this fits the bill incrime noir and erotica categories."e; - Simply Erotic ReviewsFrom one of the greatest and most popular literary erotica writers of today, highlighted by TIME OUT LONDON amongst the top 20 in the genre, comes a major collection of short stories gathering some of his best and sexiest stories.Moving between London, New York, Paris, New Orleans and tropical beaches these are dangerous tales of sexuality and emotions unbound, combining sex and mystery, despair and tenderness and guaranteed to shock and delight the reader's senses in the most extreme way.Jakubowski's unique brand of erotica - call it 'erotica noir' - offers a edge-of-your-seat stories that are sure to arouse and alarm.

The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography

The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2010

This brand-new collection of erotic art photography features the work of over 75 leading photographers from the U.S., U.K., and Europe. Contributing artists have made a name for themselves with their nude and erotic work. These exciting original images represent the very best of contemporary erotic photographic art.

I Was Waiting For You

I Was Waiting For You

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2010

A young Italian woman flees her home in Rome and gets involved with the wrong man in ParisCornelia, the fearless stripper and killer for hire, who proved such a hit in previous novels, is back and on another mission to kill.As the two women’s paths intersect, an English crime writer down on his luck is mistaken for a private eye and goes on a quest for a missing personFrom New York to Paris, and then on a thrilling journey through Barcelona, Tangiers, Venice and then finally to a small medieval town outside Rome, the waltz with darkness of the three characters in search of love, lust and redemption becomes ever more poignant and mysterious.

Confessions of a Romantic Pornographer

Confessions of a Romantic Pornographer

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2009

Chronicles of Crime

Chronicles of Crime

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Murder Through the Ages A Bumper Anthology of Historical Mysteries

Murder Through the Ages A Bumper Anthology of Historical Mysteries

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2006

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