Guys, you ought to take what our dearest maestro Woody Allen has to offer you! Sorry but I have to admit I've laughed my ass off over that chess correspondence:
http://maxxwolf.tripod.com/woody.html (Woody Allen. The Gossage—Vardebedian Papers)
I just finished 'Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess' - well worth a read.
I recently got a first edition of 'Birth of the Chess Queen' - I've read it before and really enjoyed it, but it was a few years ago and I wanted to re-read it.
My favorite is still 'The Immortal Game'.
The Defense - Nabokov
Here's a great review on a chess related mystery some of you may have heard about: