JK Rowling plans for crime series to outnumber Potter books

Monday July 21, 2014

Britain’s best-selling author of all time, JK Rowling, has revealed there is no limit to the number of novels she hopes to write in her new crime series, and that there will certainly be more than the seven Harry Potter books.

Ever since completing the renowned wizard books in early 2007, Joanne has been writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

During an interview at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival,the 48-year-old was asked whether it was true that she was going to write seven books under her alias.

"It's not seven. It's more. It's pretty open ended," she said. "I really love writing these books, so I don't know that I've got an end point in mind."

Despite her earnings from the Harry Potter stories surpassing £237 million, Joanne has "always loved crime fiction".

She added: "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.”

As well as her Robert Galbraith novels, Joanne is also swept up in helping with the film script for her 2001 book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, all about the magical creatures in the world of Harry Potter.

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