Sunday, January 16, 2011
Dennis Lehane's and Robert Parker's gritty Boston (hi, Clueless) shares the stage with Patrick Kenzie and Spenser. Commissioner Guido Brunetti prowls the backways of Donna Leon's Venice. Mitch Rapp and Doc Ford travel the world tracking down bad guys, but they are anchored in Vince Flynn's Washington and Randy Wayne White's Sanibel Island.
And could Myron Bolitar from Harlan Coben's novels live anywhere other than New Jersey? Or could Archer Mayor set his Detective Joe Gunther anywhere other than in Brattleboro, Vermont (hi, Brattcat)?
There is no detective series set in Hartford. I need to start writing.