July 20, 2014 2:57:11 pm
Author JK Rowling has revealed plans to pen many more crime thrillers and create ‘a series’ that will run for longer than her hugely successful seven Harry Potter books.
The 48-year-old novelist, who has written two thrillers under the pen name Robert Galbraith, says she loves the crime genre because she can create as many tales as she likes for her character rather than be tied by a single story line, reported The Guardian.
Her second crime novel featuring detective Cormoran Strike, The Silkworm, topped the Sunday Times bestseller list last month.
Speaking at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, the multi-millionaire author said she hoped to write “more than” seven books about the detective.
“It’s pretty open ended. I really love writing, so I don’t know that I’ve got an end point in mind.
“One of the things I love about this genre is unlike Harry Potter, where there was a through line, where there was an overarching story, a beginning and end, you are talking about discreet stories. So while a detective lives, you can keep giving him cases,” she said.
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