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Tim Baker
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Linwood Barclay
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Clive Barker
Robert Barnard
Quentin Bates
Stephen Baxter
William Bayer
Charles Belfoure
A. K. Benedict
James Benmore
Robert Jackson Bennett
Bill Beverly
David Bezmozgis
Mark Billingham
Tony Black
Lawrence Block
Aliette de Bodard
Guy Bolton
Ezekiel Boone
Stephen Booth
Steinar Bragi
Harry Brandt
Paul D. Brazill
Simon Brett
Steph Broadribb
Adam Brookes
Ben Brooks
Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
Alafair Burke
Jessie Burton
Michel Bussi
Chelsea Cain
Massimo Carlotto
Christoffer Carlsson
C. J. Carver
Tania Carver
Brian Catling
Rebecca Chance
JoAnn Chaney
G. K. Chesterton
Adam Christopher
Genevieve Cogman
Daniel Cole
Max Allan Collins
Michael Connelly
John Connolly
James S. A. Corey, Madeline Ashby, Kameron Hurley
Jessica Cornwell
Michael Crichton, John Lange
Justin Cronin
Blake Crouch
James Crumley
Charles Cumming
Fiona Cummins
Nadia Dalbuono
Lionel Davidson
Lionel Davidson, Anthony Horowitz
Matthew De Abaitua
Giancarlo De Cataldo
Maurizio de Giovanni
Anders de la Motte
Laurie R King, Leslie Klinger
Wray Delaney
Charles Den Tex
Katerina Diamond
Robert Dickinson
Mar Diestro-Dopido
J.J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
Stella Duffy
Jeremy Duns
Francis Durbridge
Martin Edwards
Jill Alexander Essbaum
Christa Faust
Erica Ferencik
Jasper Fforde
Peter Florence, Mark Ellingham, Ian Rankin
Christopher Fowler
Naomi Foyle
Samuel Fuller
Jonathan Galassi
William Gibson
Felix Gilman
Melissa Ginsburg
Tod Goldberg
James Grady
Camilla Grebe
Michael Gregorio
Jack Grimwood
Andrew Gross
Scott O'Connor
Nicolas Obregon
James Oswald
Leonardo Padura
Chris Pavone
Victor Pelevin
Daniel Pembrey
Benjamin Percy
Sarah Pinborough
Nic Pizzolatto
Stuart Prebble
Malcolm Pryce
David Quantick
Ian Rankin
Ian Rankin, Mark Thomson
Agnes Ravatn
Danuta Reah
Patrick Redmond
Iain Reid
Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter
Rod Reynolds
Lucy Ribchester
T. R. Richmond
Ransom Riggs
Al Robertson
Craig Robertson
Imogen Robertson
Andrew Rosenheim
Michael Russell
Robert Ryan
Jonathan Safran Foer
James Sallis
Melissa Scrivner Love
Nicholas Searle
Graeme Shimmin
Liad Shoham
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Georges Simenon
Dan Simmons
Angela Slatter
Robin Sloan
Dan Smith
Martin Cruz Smith
Michael Farris Smith
Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
Stefan Spjut
Emily St. John Mandel
Jason Starr
Olen Steinhauer
Adam Sternbergh
Taylor Stevens
Amy Stewart
Emma Straub
Matteo Strukul
Tricia Sullivan
Erik Axl Sund
Peter Swanson
Thomas Sweterlitsch
Duane Swierczynski
Mitzi Szereto
David Thomas Moore
Lavie Tidhar
Merritt Tierce
Tom Toner
A. R. Torre
Amor Towles
David Towsey
P. J. Tracy
Scott Turow
Lisa Tuttle
Alison Tyler
L. C. Tyler
Cathi Unsworth
Catherynne M. Valente
Luca Veste
Paul Vidich
Delphine de Vigan
M. D. Villiers
Richard Vine
Dan Vyleta
Elissa Wald
Wendy Walker
Jo Walton
Sarah Ward
Helene Wecker
Frank Westworth
Chris Whitaker
Charles Williams
Charlotte Williams
Conrad Williams
Connie Willis
Alexander Wilson
Edward Wilson
Colin Winnette
Don Winslow
Ben H. Winters
John Wray
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Welcome to Maxim Jakubowski's world of books... _________________________

The wonderful thing about crime (and fantasy) writing is that authors always seem to renew themselves and the genres with stunning ease. You'd think murder investigations, serial killers, historical thrillers and quest stories have been done to death and that no one could improve on Agatha Christie, Patricia Cornwell, Ellis Peters or Tolkien - to name just some of the pioneers in the aforementioned categories - but both established writers and, surprisingly, newcomers just keep on blithely ignoring that rule and come up with new twists, fascinating variations and this month's batch of new books is as innovative and surprising as ever. So, lucky readers, here are some more indispensable books for you to feed on!!


Maxim Jakubowski is the chair of the judging panel for the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for the best first time author.

A veteran publisher and once owner of the Murder One bookstore, Maxim Jakubowski has won awards for his writing in not only crime & mystery, but also in science fiction & fantasy and erotic writing. He was for two decades the crime columnist for Time Out and then the Guardian and, under a pen name, makes regular appearances in the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller list.

One of the leading world experts in all forms of popular fiction, he has published over 100 anthologies and, for many years, has been editing annual anthology series presenting the best stories of the year in British Crime and Erotica. You can find out more about Maxim on his website or facebook page.

Author photo © Marco Del Comune

Chris Whitaker
JoAnn Chaney
Delphine de Vigan
Nicolas Obregon
Jospeh Knox
Guy Bolton
Paul Vidich
Step Broadribb
Claire North
James Oswald