Here’s a post at Kill Zone Blog where Terry Odell points out that JD Robb / Nora Roberts has just published her 50th book in the near-future murder mystery “in Death” series.
JD Robb has just published her 50th “In Death” book. The cast of characters has grown over time, but her two main characters, Eve and Roarke, have anchored every book.
Again, kinda Wow. That’s a long time to hang out with the same two characters.
I’ve read just a couple of the “in Death” series, which I didn’t dislike, but obviously didn’t like enough to go on with. It’s one of those setups where the male lead, Roarke, is smart and good looking and oh also the richest person in the world, and I think I had started to dislike the richest-guy-in-the-world-male-lead trope before I tried this series, so that did not help my level of interest.
But that’s not the point! The point is, fifty books in one series with the same two leads in every book! I mean … yeah, back to Wow.
I do not in general get tired of continuing characters, personally. I think CJC should move on to a different generation in her Foreigner series, for reasons forcefully expressed here, but if the quality of each individual book remains high, I am more than happy to keep reading one book after another featuring the same characters. If the next book in the Foreigner series is great, I will be cheering hard no matter which direction CJC takes.
But fifty books! I have never followed a series that long.
Are any of you fans of the “in Death” series? Have you read the whole thing?