Too many to list, but standouts in recent years have been Andrea Camilleri and Italian crime fiction in general together with going back to the hard-boiled prose of Ross MacDonald and the like. John Connolly's early work, Elizabeth Redfern and the duelling kings James Lee Burke and Carl Hiaasen are ever presents in my collection, while Alafair Burke has snuck in too in recent years.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development have been the comedy shows to crease me up consistently, while I am fascinated by The West Wing for its breakneck pace and intelligent scripting. I also hugely enjoyed Firefly on DVD recently and the imperious Deadwood, David Milch is a true poet. Shark is very agreeable viewing, while I still yearn for the odd Inspector Morse episode for John Thaw's masterful portrayal. Let us not forget, Law and Order and SVU. Jerry Orbach was the king. Film fanatic and I enjoy a very eclectic mix of UK, US and foreign fare.