Sunday, September 17, 2006

10 Greatest Detective Novels?

David Montgomery, over at the Crime Fiction Dossier, is embarking on the modest project of listing the 10 Greatest Detective Novels. Sort of. Check out his requirements and then trip on over to his blog and submit your own list.

Crime Fiction Dossier: "10 Greatest Detective Novels -- let the debate begin!

I've decided to compile a list of the 10 Greatest Detective Novels ever written. And you can help! I'll give my preliminary list below. Feel free to use the comments section to argue over the choices. Your suggestions and contributions are welcome. I want to put together the definitive list...Well, at least, the CFD's definitive list.

The only requirements are: the book must feature a detective; it must be written in English; and I have to have read it. (I know, you don't know what I've read. We'll figure it out.)"


David J. Montgomery said...

Thanks for the link! :)

I'm very interested to see your list, Bill.

Also, have you read the new Spenser book yet?

Bill said...

Haven't read the new one, but I will. You can bet on it. I don't have a list yet, but maybe someday I will.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Anyone who has Parker on his 10 best list is automatically disqualified by me as someone to be taken seriously.

Sorry, Bill.

David J. Montgomery said...

Jeff's comment reveals a profound lack of knowledge regarding the detective genre. But since he doesn't say whom he'd include, it's hard to say much more than that.

Dave C said...

I would nominate The Three Coffins by John Dickson Carr.