I love Chandler and Simenon too, but for a new young (actually I'm only assuming that he is young but I haven't heard of him before) try Nick Holland. I have just finished reading his novel, The Girl On The Bus, for the third time - and believe me coming from me that is some recommendation! This book has noir hallmarks but transported into the 21st Century and set in Yorkshire instead of LA. As a Yorkshireman myself it was great to read about locations that I had actually been to and I found that it worked really well. I would recommend this book to everybody who likes their thrillers with a hint of the supernatural to them, it is so fast paced that I found it almost impossible to put down. It starts with the hero taking a bus ride to work and being captibated by a silent young woman on the bus, within a week he is being chased by gangsters and police alike and the bodies start mounting up around him - I loved it and despite the plot being quite complicated, in the best Chandler style, it is all brought perfectly together in a thrilling last chapter. It's got a couple of good reviews on Amazon but has anybody else read this book? If so I'd love to hear what you think!