Girls in Trouble!
Richard Marsten x Hunt Collins

Maxim Jakubowski x John Blake

"Maxim Jakubowski, writer, editor and former proprietor of crime bookshop Murder One, is to launch a new crime fiction imprint, maXcrime, for John Blake Publishing in March. 

Nine maXcrime titles will be published in 2010, all mass market paperbacks priced at £7.99, in what is described as a "commercial" but very varied list, covering hard-boiled, historical, cosy, women-oriented crime and crime in translation.

Jakubowski said he had received a "call out of the blue" from John Blake asking him to set up the list." -- the Bookseller

Jakubowski has great taste. As well as editing many anthologies, he is responsible for the Blue Murder imprint, as well as the nine volume set of Black Box thrillers from Zomba books (thanks to Anne, finally completed the set with the Woolrich volume, below).

Cornell Woolrich Black Box Thrillers