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Ink and Daggers (Hardcover)

Ink and Daggers By Maxim Jakubowski, Neil Gaiman, Ann Cleeves, Christopher Fowler, Lavie Tidhar Cover Image
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An enthralling anthology of 20 CWA Dagger Award-shortlisted gripping and thrilling stories for the most hardened crime fan.

Featuring bestselling authors such as Neil Gaiman, Ann Cleeves, Christopher Fowler and Val McDermid.


Legendary editor, Maxim Jakubowski, delivers another chilling anthology collecting stories of cold-blooded murder, revenge and crimes-gone-wrong from the best of the best in crime fiction. Spine-chilling and gripping, these tales will grip you with their devious narrators and crafty twists.

Featuring classic stories from Neil Gaiman, Ann Cleeves, Christopher Fowler, Val McDermid, Lavie Tidhar, Chris Simms, Christine Poulson, James Sallis, Victoria Selman, Conrad Williams, Stuart Neville, George Pelecanos, Simon Brett, John Lawton, Ken Bruen, Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins, Peter Robinson, Martyn Waites and Kevin Wignall.

About the Author

Maxim Jakubowski is a noted anthology editor based in London, just a mile or so away from where he was born. With over 70 volumes to his credit, including Invisible Blood, the 13 annual volumes of The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries, and titles on Professor Moriarty, Jack the Ripper, Future Crime and Vintage whodunits. A publisher for over 20 years, he was also the co-owner of London's Murder One bookstore and the crime columnist for Time Out and then The Guardian for 22 years. Stories from his anthologies have won most of the awards in the field on numerous occasions. He is currently the Chair of the Crime Writers' Association and a Sunday Times bestselling novelist in another genre.

Praise For…


A well written sharp, incisive crime story (much like a dagger thrust should be) is a thing of beauty. There are many in this anthology. Read and enjoy.
– Frost Magazine

Quality and variety... are guaranteed.
– Morning Star

Chilling and crafty, and full of devious characters. Not all of the victims are innocent, and the effects of each story will linger long after you close the volume.
– The Girl Who Reads

It’s good to see earlier contributions from such luminaries as Peter O’Donnell, Julian Rathbone and Larry Beinhart among the star-studded cast which features Ian Rankin, Jeffrey Deaver, Denise Mina and John Harvey.
– Shots Mag

The daggers are drawn, business ends out. An absolute must read for all crime fiction fans.
– Advance the Plot

Edgy, twisted and disturbing, Daggers Drawn is a visceral and thrilling collection showcasing the very best modern crime fiction has to offer.
– Book Lover's Boudoir

[A]n overall entertaining tale of short stories with quite a few enjoyable tales to entice the reader.
– Run Along the Shelves

I'd definitely recommend this great collection for anyone who is a crime fiction fan.
– Snazzy Books

[A]n engrossing and entertaining read.
– Annarellix Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781803363202
ISBN-10: 1803363207
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 400
Language: English