Victoria Two <msvictoriatwo@...> wrote:
> I just picked up book 144 in the Nancy Drew series, The E-Mail Mystery, and her father
is a lawyer. Nancy is helping out in the office during her summer vacation.
> I wonder if a series with 144 books could be a record.
Hi, Vicky Two,
Not even close. The Larry Kent series in Australia numbered at least 431 books (granted, I
think they were all mostly novella length).
And the Nancy Drews, the Hardy Boys, the Larry Kents, the Michael Shaynes, the Le Poulpe
series and several other long-running series were all written by a slew of different
authors, usually under house names.
Which may be why Franklin W. Dixon never returned my calls....
The longest-running (P.I.) series I've found written by a singular author is the Le Manchot
series by Pierre Saurel, which came to 47 books. They were written in French and featured
a Montreal private eye with a hook for a hand.
I've never actually read any of these, and I suspect they might be dreadful, but I'd be
happy to hear otherwise. Has anyone come across any of them?
And for that matter, what other long-running series come to mind? I have a list on my site
(http://www.thrillingdetective.com/trivia/triv30.html), but it's woefully out of date...
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