One of my favorite writers of English crime fiction is Ruth Rendell.
Her Inspector Wexford series of novels are a thing of rare and exquisite craft and if you have a taste for English crime fiction I recommend them highly. Start at the beginning mind. Everyone and everything develops and evolves.
She's just been published in The Guardian writing about being 76 years old and it's a delight to read.
We're all on our way there.