In the face of yet another list naming many male, noir writers as “the best”, I asked readers for their favorite books. You all answered with passion! As Julia Keller pointed out, “Lists are really just conversation starters.” You all started the conversation! You all really really love Dorothy L. Sayers and Louise Penny, but the answers ranged from Cornell Woolrich to Donald Westlake to Dorothy Gilman to two titles from the great Canadian suspense writer Chevy Stevens. I listed the respondents alphabetically, and if you didn’t include a specific title, you’re not here. But read on! You may find some food for thought and new books to love.