Editor's top 10 classic crime novels

1.  Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

2.  Francis Iles: Malice Aforethought

3.  Patricia HighsmithStrangers on a Train

4.  Edmund CrispinThe Moving Toyshop

5.  Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone

6.  Josephine Tey: The Franchise Affair

7.  Raymond ChandlerThe Big Sleep

8.  Arthur Conan DoyleThe Hound of the Baskervilles

9.  Dashiell Hammett: The Thin Man

10. James M Cain: The Postman Always Rings Twice