Detective Novel

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Big Sleep
A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
The Moving Finger (Miss Marple, #4)
A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple, #5)
The Maltese Falcon
And Then There Were None
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4)
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #6)
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)

Barry N. Malzberg
He began as a minor imitator of Fitzgerald, wrote a novel in the late twenties which won a prize, became dissatisfied with his work, stopped writing for a period of years. When he came back it was to BLACK MASK and the other detective magazines with a curious and terrible fiction which had never been seen before in the genre markets; Hart Crane and certainly Hemingway were writing of people on the edge of their emotions and their possibility but the genre mystery markets were filled with charact ...more
Barry N. Malzberg, The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich

James Crumley
When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon.
James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss

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