So the really important stuff - what's actually in my crime library?
Well, this is shelf 1 - and it's all American. Here's the line up, starting with my two favourites. And it was Chandler who got me started in the hard-boiled school, both reading and writing!
James M. Cain
Max Allan Collins
Michael Avallone (aka Troy Conway)
James Lee Burke
William F. Nolan
And there are some anthologies as well.
Oh, and it you look closely, you'll spot a certain non-American nestling comfortably next to Chandler. Yes, my two original copies of Harry's World live there! (The first copy from each print run).