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. 

Will there be a seventh novel in the series?

Yes. J.K. Rowling is currently working on Strike 7. In an interview with Graham Norton in August 2022, she stated that she had a total of ten Strike novels in her head and has books 8 and 9 planned.

Will Troubled Blood be adapted for TV too?

The fifth instalment has been filmed and is rumoured to air before Christmas 2022.

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 belonging to real people and instead must come up with names that are either totally unique or very common.

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