Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Block's different series protags meeting

Date: 02 Nov 2007

----- Start Original Message ----- Sent: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 14:19:06 -0000 From: "jacquesdebierue" <> To: Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Block's different series protags meeting

> --- In, Ed Lynskey <e_lynskey@...> wrote:
> >
> > A few years ago, I heard Lawrence Block speak on a panel of
> > crime fiction writers. He was asked if he ever envisioned or
> > planned for his protagonists P.I. Matt Scudder and gentleman
> > burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr to meet. He said though both live in
> > NYC, they'd always move in parallel universes.
> >
> > Hasn't this meeting of different series main characters been
> > done in the past?
> Didn't Westlake get Dortmunder and friends into a Parker novel?

Not that I know of. However, in Jimmy the Kid, Dortmunder uss a fictional (as in not in existence outside of Jimmy the Kid) Parker novel as the basis for a crime of his own.


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