As much as we, as a species, seem to love lists of our favorite things, I find that it’s almost impossible to come up with a list of “all-time favorite” books. Or your one favorite book or even a top five, ten, 100. Oh we try – at every year’s end, every publication, blog, or nerd with a pencil tries to outdo the other guy with their list of best books for that particular calendar year. (I am proudly one of those nerds, with the Catapult Notable list.) Nevertheless, whenever I am asked for such a list, I attempt. (Like I said, we like the List.) A friend with a much more respectable blog asked me for my Top Five crime novels of all time and I have made my best attempt to deliver the goods. Who makes the cut? Who narrowly misses? JPatt? Anyone? Find out on KPBS’s Culture Lust.