Noir and series characters are largely incompatible unless you take the
series as an ARC, in which case you have to know how it ends. Bearing that
in mind, I think the series protagonists I've most consistently enjoyed are:
Derek Raymond's unnamed DS in the 'Factory' novels
Ray Banks's ex-con unofficial PI Cal Innes (although Banks has frequently
claimed that he doesn't write noir because writing a series prohibits it, as
above: that was before book #4, Beast Of Burden, which is stunning and
Charlie Williams's supremely flawed Royston Blake from the Mangel trilogy.
Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor.
I can't count either.
----- Original Message ----- >> > Thought I'd ask those with a moment to
list their three favorite noir
>> > characters in a recurring role, preferably the protag. And I'm assuming
>> > that he is flawed.
>> > A detective / cop would be okay. The recurring aspect is the important
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