Friday, March 25, 2011

Killing off your detective

It can't be easy writing about the same characters over and over again, as this article explains. So sometimes, authors conspire to kill off their creations. 'In 1893, Arthur Conan Doyle was so fed up with being known solely as the creator of the all-knowing Holmes that he threw him over the Reichenbach Falls while in pursuit of master-criminal Moriarty...Agatha Christie was more pragmatic. She wasn’t prepared to kill off her golden goose, even if she didn’t much like him (“He is the most extraordinarily irritating little man,” she once said crossly)...' More.

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