Maxim Jakubowski


MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI is a former publisher and owner of the world-famous Murder One bookshop in London’s Charing Cross Road. As well as being a writer and editor of various cult publishing imprints, he is acknowledged as a disturbing and controversial voice in contemporary fiction. His collections have sold massively, he is a regular on TV and radio where he is an expert on crime, erotica and film, and a Guardian columnist. He is literary director of the prestigious CRIME SCENE festival held at London’s BFI in July.


“An unholy mixture of Jim Thompson and American Psycho” – Time Out

“It memorably evokes the ghosts of Cain and Hammett and delivers some of the scariest writing since American Psycho” – City Life (UK)

“The hard sexy edge of Henry Miller and the redeeming grief of Jack Kerouac.” – Mystery Scene

“Proudly pornographic… the most comprehensive rendering of S&M variations ever to make it in to mainstream fiction” – The Literary Review

Books by Maxim Jakubowski

Life in the World of Women (1997)
It’s You That I Want To Kiss (1998)
Because She Thought She Loved Me (1999)
The State of Montana (2000)
On Tenderness Express (2001)
Kiss Me Sadly (2002)
Confessions of a Romantic Pornographer (2004)

Edited by Maxim Jakubowski (with Mike Ripley)

Fresh Blood (1996)
Fresh Blood 2 (1997)
Fresh Blood 3 (1999)

Maxim Jakubowki Official Website