You want hard boiled?
Try some Cornell Woolrich, if you can find him. A lot of his stuff is out of print, but coming back. Some of his short stories including Rear Window is in a book called, I think, the Cornell Woolrich Omnibus.
Also, check out Jim Thompson. One of the baddest effers to connect pen with paper. He wrote Pop 1280, A Hell of a Woman, The Grifters, The Getaway, etc. He kicked some major rectum. I highly recommend Pop and Hell.