Authors understand as few other people can what other authors go through and what it's like to be an author. That's true in just about any genre and it's certrainly true in crime fiction. So it's a special compliment when one author pays tribute to another in a novel or series. And it happens more frequently than you might think. I'll just give a few examples; I'm sure you can think of others.
So excited to have my debut novel Behind the Night Bazaar blogged in the USA for the first time by Margot Kinberg. Margot includes Behind the Night Bazaar in her discussion of crime novelists who reference other crime novelists in their work -- providing me with the added thrill of being tagged alongside Christie, Conan Doyle and Chandler. Of Behind the Night Bazaar, Margot says in the comments, "It really is in my opinion an excellent novel."