Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: career and peak

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 19 Nov 2001

Mario wrote:

"By the way, Willeford wrote high quality stuff until the end of his life, as did Ross Thomas."

And with a few notable exceptions, both spent most of their careers writing non-series books. I seem to remember reading that Loren Estlemen once made a rule (which he has since broken with Amos Walker) never to write more than seven books in a series. Are there any series that go much beyond that number that did/do not show severe dropoff?

Well, some would argue that the Lew Archer series didn't hit its stride until after at least that many, beginning with The Galton Case, but I can't think of many others.


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