Actually, Jen, the only crime novels I've read are Patricia Cornwell, Dennis Lehane, Ruth Rendell and Martina Cole -- and Martina Cole you might not have heard of but she's pretty big in the UK.
What are you studying at university? You're Australian, aren't you? I love Australians. Is it sunny where you live? The best-looking Austrailian, without a doubt, is Simon Baker -- he plays Patrick Jane on the Mentalist.