Thinking of my potential to write a novel, I'm considering updating my most successful series character, C.J. Stone, from the 1930s to the present. I'm not sure I could do the research to the satisfaction of historical fiction fans, and my existing stories with C.J. aren't especially period-dependent. Stone could be a present-day pilot who flies a restored Grumman Goose between Florida and the Bahamas. I have published six stories with him, but he remains largely unknown to the general public.
The only question is, would I lose some je ne sais quoi in the update?