JKR says she'll write more Cormoran Strike books than HP books

JK Rowling said that she wants to publish more crime novels.

The author, who recently released her second novel featuring detective Cormoran Strike, said that she wants to publish more than the seven books released as part of the Harry Potter series.

Speaking at the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival (via Herald Scotland), Rowling said that the crime series is open ended.

"It's pretty open ended. I really love writing, so I don't know that I've got an end point in mind," Rowling explained. "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 also discussed why she decided to publish her novels under the pen name Robert Galbraith, explaining that she wanted to get a book published on its own merit.

"I had known for a long time that I had this character in my mind, and that I wanted to write a detective series and part of me hoped that I might be able to keep it long enough, kept the story going long enough to establish a series," she continued.

"I just wanted something, I suppose, just for me."

Rowling recently released a new Harry Potter story detailing Harry's life as a 34-year-old.

Fine by me, really. What did we think of The Silkworm, bbs? The mystery wasn't as good to me this time around, but I really love Cormoran and Robin as characters. (also I got sucked back into Pottermore and omg what is my life. Thank god for cheat websites)