The 2011 edition of The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, edited by Maxim Jakubowski, is now available from Robinson (Â£7.99). Itâ€™s 500 pages and 40 short stories â€“ excellent value. Among the contributors are Ian Rankin, Alexander McCall Smith, Christopher Brookmyre, Simon Brett, Zoe Sharp and Nicholas Royle. The tales are culled from Ellery Queen, Crimestopping, Uncage Me and others. This is essential reading for fans of short fiction, and especially lovers of crime stories.