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

From: cptpipes2000 ( cptpipes@hotmail.com)
Date: 02 Nov 2007

> > > Hasn't this meeting of different series main characters been
> > > done in the past?

This is a great topic. Here's a few that I can think of off the top of my head.

Connelly has done this wonderfully multiple times, the standout being when the Terry McCaleb is investigated Bosch as a suspect in A Darkness More Than Night. I believe recalling that a distant relative of Bosch is the Lincoln Lawyer.

In my opinion, Pelacanos has created such a vivid and real version of DC, that he can have characters from various series pop in and out without it feeling like a gimmick. Stefanos, in particular, is all over the place in the books that followed his series, but it always feels natural.

I have a vague memory of Jesse Stone turning up in a Spenser book.
(Yes, I still read them. Sue me). This was nicely done as well, because it was just enough of a wink without being overbearing.

A version of Brant turned up in one of Bruen's Jack Taylor novels under a different name, but I was too dim to recognize him until it was point out on this list.

What am I missing? Fred Otash turns up in both the L.A. Quartet and American Tabloid, but he was a real guy, so I don't think that counts.


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