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Earl Stanley Gardner
No Fredric Brown? Love his stuff, especially the books with Ed Hunter.
If you haven't read Bruno Fischer, check his books out. I think of them as "men in jeopardy" books, the opposite of the Mary Roberts Rinehart "woman in jeopardy" books. Fischer's usually feature a man living a normal boring life getting into a dangerous situation, usually through events outside his control. One of my favorites is Quoth the Raven, which has a man who owns a corner grocery store getting involved with murder because of the actions of his wife. Good stuff.
I also recently discovered Fletcher Flora. I started with Skulldoggery, which is a kind of humorous book about a dog and an inheritence, moved on to Killing Cousins, which begins with a woman trying to figure out how to get away with her husband's murder, and recently finished Park Avenue Tramp, which has to be one of the darker things I've read recently--all about a woman who seduces a man, knowing full well her jealous husband is going to exact his revenge.
All male writers. Interesting.
My list would include P.D. James, Ruth Rendell and Agatha Christie. Josephine Tey and Ngaio Marsh would probably be on it too. I've not really thought about it though.
I haven't read a lot of the ones mentioned, so while they may be excellent I have no way of knowing that. LOL
My own personal top ten (in no particular order)