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  • Win Scott Eckert documents a vast number of crossover stories that can all be demonstrated as fitting into the same world in the two-volume timeline Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World.
  • Ally Carter's novella "Double Cross" crosses over her The Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series.
  • The book Garfield's Christmas Tales contains a story in which Garfield, during a Christmas trip to the Arbuckle family farm, pays a visit to U.S. Acres (which happens to be right next door to the Arbuckle farm) and helps Orson, Wade, and Roy win a snowball fight against Orson's brothers.
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  • The 1995 novel H: The Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back to Wuthering Heights crosses over the two Bronte sister classics Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
  • Long before the Marvel comics put two Robert E. Howard barbarian heroes together, Howard himself did it: in the Bran Mak Morn story Kings of the Night, Kull of Atlantis makes a special guest appearance. He and Bran team up against the Roman Legions invading Britain.
  • The Reversal crosses over Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch in the only book where they equally share the spotlight. Mickey has been asked to be a special prosecutor for a case- which he accepts on the condition that his half brother Bosch is allowed to be his investigator, and Mickey's ex-wife is allowed to be his co-council.
  • Two Nancy Drew/The Hardy Boys Supermystery series paired the titular characters and ramped up considerable Unresolved Sexual Tension between Frank and Nancy.
  • Two minor Percy Jackson and the Olympians characters, Drew and Lacy, appeared in the Serpent's Shadow, after two books worth of hinting that the two series took place in the same universe.
    • As of the short story The Son of Sobek, Percy and Carter have met one another. Carter even left a hieroglyph on Percy's hand that could summon him should the need arise.
  • Just about every Sandra Dallas book includes mentions of characters from previous books. Many times, the connections are so minuscule, it takes a discerning reader to spot them.
  • Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels pits his Occult Detective, Harry D'Amour (from The Last Illusion) against Pinhead (from Hellraiser).
  • There are a large number of Sherlock Holmes Crossover pastiches, including at least three that pit the Great Detective against Dracula.
  • Star Trek: Federation justifies its crossover between Star Trek: The Original Series and The Next Generation by means of a Negative Space Wedgie.
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  • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches crosses over H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds with the characters from The Jungle Book and John Carter of Mars among others.
  • Wold Newton is all about this.
  • In the Mr And Mrs Darcy Mysteries Elizabeth and Darcy travel around and solve crimes, meeting characters from Austen's other novels as they go.
  • The "Dr.Who" novel "The Indestructible Man" features the Second Doctor, and his companions Victoria Waterfield and Jamie Mc Crimmon in the mid-21st Century interacting with the characters from Gerry Anderson's "Supermarionation" TV series of the 1960s, "Stingray", "Thunderbirds", and "Captain Scarlet", which were all on ITV at the same time as "Dr. Who" was on the BBC.


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