The list is thinner on crime novels than one might have guessed. Nevertheless, it includes:
The Lady in the Lake - Raymond ChandlerRead about all fifty books.
Private eye Philip Marlowe travels from Los Angeles into the mountains in pursuit of a rich man's missing wife. The hard-boiled narration - and the corpse in the water - don't entirely negate the beauty of the surroundings.
The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
Ripley's first outing takes him to the Italian Riviera, where he learns his trade by stepping into the shoes of a glamorous young socialite.