Have you noticed the detectives in mystery novels are getting older?

Have you noticed the detectives in mystery novels are getting older?  Take Reginald Hill’s Andy Dalziel, first introduced forty years ago.  Most reviewers of Midnight Fugue (2009) don’t mention Andy’s aging, only that he’s fatter than ever.  However, Richard Marcus, writing for Blog Critic (Nov 28, 2009) gets it.  The Superintendent has returned to work

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