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Following the Detectives: Crime Fiction's Greatest Investigators and the Real Cities They Inhabit by Maxim Jakubowski
  

Following the Detectives: Crime Fiction's Greatest Investigators and the Real Cities They Inhabit

Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   The Real World   

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An fascinating, detailed collection put together by our very own crime editor, Maxim Jakubowski. Crime writers, journalists and critics investigate the cities where crime writers have set their books. Wonderful for the literary tourist and a fascinating read for the armchair traveller too.

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Synopsis

Following the Detectives: Crime Fiction's Greatest Investigators and the Real Cities They Inhabit by Maxim Jakubowski

Whether it be the London of Sherlock Holmes or the Ystad of the Swedish Wallander, Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco or Donna Leon's Venice, the settings chosen by crime fiction authors have helped those writers to bring their fictional investigators to life and to infuse their writing with a sense of danger and mystery. Following the Detectives follows the trail of over 20 of crime fiction's greatest investigators, discovering the cities and countries in which they live and work. Edited by one of the leading voices in crime fiction, Maxim Jakubowski, each entry is written by a crime writer, journalist or critic with a particular expertise in that detective and the fictional crimes that have taken place in each city's dark streets and hidden places. The book includes beautifully designed maps with all the major locations that have featured in a book or series of books - buildings, streets, bars, restaurants and locations of crimes and discoveries - allowing the reader to follow Inspector Morse's footsteps through the college squares of Oxford or while away hours in a smoky Parisian cafe frequented by Inspector Maigret, for example. Aimed at the avid detective fan, the armchair tourist and the literary tourist alike, Following the Detectives is the perfect way for crime fiction fans to truly discover the settings of their favourite detective novels.

About the Author

Maxim Jakubowski

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.

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Publication date

25th September 2010

Author

Maxim Jakubowski

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Publisher

New Holland Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
The Real World

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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781847737014

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