I have just finished reading 'Indigo Slam' and 'LA Requiem' by Robert Crais. Incredible writing,could not put the books down. There is an incredible experience in mystery writing where the narrator brings you to a point where all your expectations have been fulfilled and you look at the book and you are only about a third of the way through and you think to yourself - 'what else is there that can happen?' then he tips you up and you are on a rollercoaster of a ride. Chandler and Hammett could do it - so can Crais.