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

From: dermdocsx2 ( dermdocsx2@cox.net)
Date: 02 Nov 2007

A couple of others that come to mind:

Jeffrey Deaver: In his standalone "The Devil's Teardrop", Lincoln Rhyme, his main series protagonist, makes a cameo.

Robert Crais: The protagonist of his "Demolition Angel", whose name escapes me right now, appears in one of his Elvis Cole novels (IIRC, the Forgotten Man)

Older: Bill Pronzini's Nameless Detective met Collin Wilcox's Lt. Stanley Hastings

Richard Prather's Shell Scott met Stephen Marlowe's Chester Drum

Patrick Lee

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "cptpipes2000" <cptpipes@...> wrote:
> > > > 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
> my head.
> Connelly has done this wonderfully multiple times, the standout
> when the Terry McCaleb is investigated Bosch as a suspect in A
> Darkness More Than Night. I believe recalling that a distant
> of Bosch is the Lincoln Lawyer.
> In my opinion, Pelacanos has created such a vivid and real version
> 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

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