RARA-AVIS: Re: end of a series

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 04 Jul 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> Someone recently mentioned the fabled last Travis McGee novel, where
> McGee supposedly dies. It started me thinking about series where the
> series has a definitive ending. I can only think of a few:
> Sherlock Holmes, of course (although he came back from his fall)
> Joseph Hansen's David Brandstetter
> Charlie Huston's Hank Thompson

Stephen Greenleaf ended his series... only to bring it back. Constantine looked like he was ending the series, but brought in a sub as a protagonist, and the old guy was still present. I think the temptation to unend an ended series is very great. That cork doesn't stay put. I do think Willeford really did want to end the series.



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