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

From: Mark R. Harris (
Date: 02 Nov 2007

Mickey Spillane's friend Dave Gerrity incorporated MIke Hammer as a buddy of his own PI creation Peter Braid, in the 1967 paperback original Dragon Hunt.

On 11/2/07, cptpipes2000 <> 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 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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