I never grew tired of Morse, for instance. Dexter seemed able to give him interesting cases and forged a character that had dimension to him. But other series characters have grown tired for me. Not to mention names here but 26 books about the same sleuth may be too many. I think the important thing is to have a character change over time, to have the world change with them. Also to give them enough traits to make them human. Too many books rely on having them drink too much, be divorced, be grumpy, like jazz. Oops, I have described Morse, haven't it. But he liked opera. Whew!
Polis Books, 2015-nominated for the Anthony and Macavity Awards
“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” ― C.S. Lewis
Patricia (Patti) Abbott
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two ebooks, MONKEY JUSTICE and HOME INVASION and co-editor of DISCOUNT NOIR. She won a Derringer award for her story "My Hero." She lives outside Detroit.