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Posted By: keberoxu
07-Oct-16 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Read any good books lately?
Subject: RE: BS: Read any good books lately?
For some years now, Susan Hill has been publishing a detective/mystery series in a fictional cathedral town, with protagonist Simon Serrailler. She took him on a really long built-up multi-story arc at the climax of which, the higher-ups concluded that he was the only man for the near-suicide mission of tackling a ring of wealthy and aristocratic pedophilic fans of juvenile-snuff film footage. Serrailler cracked the ring by story's end, although the beating he got nearly killed him.

Now Ms. Hill, who is genuinely senior-citizen aged, is not going to publish any more full-length Serrailler, although there is some sort of e-book novella with a promise of other novellas and short stories to come.

Maybe Ms. Hill is being shrewd and quitting while she is ahead, with this series. Character development over the books of the series has been done with loving attention to detail and consistency, and there is a world of possible futures ahead for the detective and his loved ones. So she leaves us wanting more. Oh, that last novel is called "The Soul of Discretion."