With the recent release of J.K. Rowling’s latest work, The Silkworm, many rumors have spread across the internet about how many books may be planned for the series.
Some speculated that the mystery series would end at seven, just like the Harry Potter novels. But when asked about her plans to carry out the Cormoran Strike novels, Rowling cleared up the rumors.
“It’s not seven. It’s more. It’s pretty open ended,” said J.K. Rowling at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.
Yes, it sounds like Cormoran Strike may see more pages that Harry Potter.
Rowling continued, “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.”
The first book in the Cormoran Strike series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was published in 2013 under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. It spent a few months on bookshelves before Galbraith’s true identity was revealed as the Harry Potter author. Since then, Rowling has published the second novel in the crime series, The Silkworm. But although her adventure in mystery-writing is fairly new, she suggests that it’s been something she’s been doing for years.
“I love crime fiction. I’ve always loved it,” she said. “I read a lot of it and I think, in many ways, that the Harry Potter books are whodunnits in disguise.”
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