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

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 26 Mar 2008


Re your comment below:

"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."

Actually, IIRC, John St. John was still an active detective in RHD well into his 70's. So you could keep Harry there for awhile, particularly if you slowed down the aging process just a tad. Maybe take three years to advance the character a year.

Still, having the daughter fall in her dad's footsteps
(actually both her parents; wasn't her mom a federal cop before her fall from grace?) is an interesting idea. Henning Mankell, over in Sweden, has done that, having his main character's daughter join the police force and take over the series after her father's retirement.


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