RARA-AVIS: Re: Harry Bosch thru other's eyes

From: michaelconnelly187 ( michaelconnelly187@yahoo.com)
Date: 25 Mar 2008

I don't know how it will end but I know it will end sooner rather than later. LAPD doesn't have a mandatory retirement age -- Jidgsaw john was a famed detective there into his 60s
-- but I've always wanted the hallmark to the series to be a certain accuracy. So if I have lived by that I must die by it and having Harry chasing murder cases much pass age 60 his pushing the envelope of reality. So I'm figuring the progression of the series with Harry carrying a badge stops at about 2012 at the most. But there are a few tricks I can play. The Brass Verdict is set in December 07 but comes out in 08. So there I've added a year to the series. So there are some options. How it all ends though I have not decided. The series is all about light and shadow and tunnels and lost light and so on and so forth. It's built so that Harry's journal is through a tunnel toward the light. So I am hoping that there is something good waiting for him at the end. I wish his daughter would hurry up and grow up so maybe I could have her carry the torch with him as her mentor.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, BaxDeal@... wrote:
> In a message dated 3/21/08 6:56:56 AM, michaelconnelly187@... writes:
> >
> > I tink your use of the words 'change up' are very appropriate. As I said
> > before I have been
> > lucky in that I got this series off the ground and it looks like I could
> > write about Harry
> > Bosch until one of us drops. But that is not good enough. For the series to
> > sustain it has to
> > evolve. That goes for the character and the writer. So I am always looking
> > to throw the
> > change up. I think its the only way to be able to take this thing the
> > distance.
> >
> I'm curious about the distance. I read an interview that you did in '99 I
> believe where you said you'd like to do maybe another half dozen Bosch novels.
> in a later interview, circa '02 or '03, you said pretty much the same thing.
> I'm not taking you to task for it. on the contrary, I'm delighted you're
> able to keep finding stories to tell, and not only maintain the quality, but
> even expand it
> in The Black Ice however, you peg Bosch's year of birth as 1950, making him
> 58 this year. I don't know if LAPD has mandatory retirement at a certain age.
> you've had Bosch retire from the police force and continue his personal
> mission once already
> so I guess what my question is, do you now have an actual end of the series
> in mind? and if so, are you working toward that end?
> John Lau
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