FAQs

Do I have to read the Strike books in order?

Although each book deals with a separate mystery, the relationship between Strike and Robin progresses with every book, so it is far more satisfying to read them in order. There are also all the characters introduced or mentioned in the earlier books that you’ll miss out on by not reading in order.

Will there be a sixth novel in the series?

Yes. J.K. Rowling is currently writing Strike 6. She also said she could “easily write ten of these.”

Will Troubled Blood be adapted for TV too?

The fifth instalment will be adapted, but there hasn’t been any filming announcements yet.

Why does J.K. Rowling keep using the Robert Galbraith pseudonym when we know it’s her?

Like many authors, it’s a nice way to keep the genres she writes separate. She has also expressed how fun it is to write under a pseudonym, giving herself different rules as Robert Galbraith – she told her publishers early on that she won’t do nearly as much publicity/interviews as Robert Galbraith as she would usually do as J.K. Rowling, so she can keep the focus on the writing.

Why is Cormoran’s left leg missing in the TV series when it’s his right leg in the book?

The TV adaptation uses body double and amputee Mark Wildish, whose left leg is amputated. 

Why are some character names in the TV series different than in the books?

Bobbi Cunliffe was changed to Becka Cunliffe; Michael Fancourt was changed to Andrew Fancourt; Kieran Kolovas-Jones was changed to Nico Kolovas-Jones. Brontë Film and TV cannot, by law, use names of existing people in the UK, so they have to come up with names that are either totally unique or very common.

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