J.K. Rowling Dodges More Harry Potter Books for Detective Novels

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J.K. Rowling is not into your thirst for Harry Potter and has decided to become a crime novelist instead.

The wealthy author, who recently released a short story surrounding the Potter crew, shared with the BBC that she’ll be delving into more “military-veteran-turned-private-eye” stories like The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, which follow a new character Cormoran Strike. Rowling says she wrote and published these books under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith because she wanted the public to read them because they were good, not because of her name.

“I really love writing these books, so I don’t know that I’ve got an end point in mind,” Rowling said at a crime-writing festival, the BBC reports. “One of the things I absolutely love about this genre is that, unlike Harry, where there was an overarching story, a beginning and an end, you’re talking about discrete stories. So while a detective lives, you can keep giving him cases.”


Sounds like we may have another Alex Cross on our hands, just please don’t cast Tyler Perry in the silver screen adaption OK Hollywood?

The Potter author is almost finished with her third Cormoran Strike book and is in the midst of laying out her fourth. Accio Galbraith three!

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