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They are never really as good as the original, now are they? No matter how thoroughly the writer tries to insert him or herself into the mind of the original author in order to give us NEW adventures they are going to miss the mark to a greater or less extent. Sherlock Holmes has probably been the one fictional character about whom the most pastiches have been written and while many have been enjoyable on their own merits even the most loyal fan has to admit that they aren't "quite quite."
Not even THE EXPLOITS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES authored by John Dickson Carr and Adrian Conan Doyle satisfies on all levels. And yet here we have the master of the "Locked Room Mystery" and the original author's own SON collaborating on the effort.
So here's the problem: We WANT more adventures of Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and Tommy and Tuppence and. perhaps especially Harley Quin, but Dame Agatha is gone and although some very talented writers have tried to produce new adventures for us they can never really achieve the task. And the reason is rather obvious...they didn't CREATE these characters. They didn't breathe life into them originally. Which means they are having try and use borrowed fire to achieve this. And they don't really have the ability to wield another's creative flame.