Crime Books - Crims books are stories that deal with crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives. It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as science fiction or historical fiction, but boundaries can be blurred. It has several sub-genres, including detective fiction (including the whodunnit), legal thrillers, police precedural fiction, courtroom dramas, and hard boiled fiction. Notable crime authors include Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly, John Connolly, Harlan Coben, Agatha Christie, Robert Crais, Jeffery Deaver, Colin Dexter, Michael Dibdin, Arthur Conan Doyle, James Ellroy, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, Peter James, Carl Hiaasen, Jonathan Kellerman, Simon Kernick, Philip Kerr, Elmore Leonard Walter Mosley, Ngaio Marsh, George P Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Kathy Reichs, Craig Russell, Jim Thompson, John Creasey and Erle Stanley Gardner. Arguably the finest fictional detective of all time is Sherlock Holmes. Historical crime can be considered a sub-genre and popular exponents include Ellis Peters and Lindsey Davis, P C Doherty.