The "lonely middle-aged detective" is growing old
One reader offered an incisive comment that I'll repeat here. It's from the Camilleri-loving Uriah Robinson at Crime Scraps, who calls the lonesome loner detectives a "sub-genre that has been done so well in the past that it has run its course."
It may have run its course, but it's enjoying an interesting after-life, sort of like the Roman Empire after the Germanic invasions.
© Peter Rozovsky 2007
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