MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Rumor Alert: J.K.Rowling, Crime Writer?

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
August 19, 2007, 02:33 AM

In a rumor that is spreading like wildfire tonight, many readers have owled about a report in the Sunday Times newspaper claiming that author J.K. Rowling is at work writing a crime novel. This report (similar to previous claims that Jo might someday write a mystery novel) stems from an excerpt from a new profile of Scottish writer Ian Rankin, who lives in the same neighborhood area in Edinburgh as J.K. Rowling, and is quoted in the Times article with the following:

Rankin’s wife spotted JKR the other day “scribbling away in a cafe”, he said last week, speculating whether she was “writing her Edinburgh detective novel”.

The Associated Press is also running with this, and this report has a slightly more definitive quote from Ian Rankin, saying:

“My wife spotted her writing her Edinburgh criminal detective novel,” the newspaper, which was available late Saturday, quoted Rankin as saying.

Rankin, famous for his own police novels set in the historic Scottish city, said he had not discussed the project with Rowling personally, and declined to reveal how he had learned about her plans.It is great that she has not abandoned writing or Edinburgh cafes,” Rankin said.


The office of Rowling’s literary agent Christopher Little was not immediately available to comment late Saturday.

Again, while Jo has stated in interviews since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that she was at work on two things (“one for children, one not for children”), please keep this very much in the rumor category for now. Thanks to all who emailed!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent J.K. Rowling News


Posted by Pam on August 19, 2007, 06:45 PM report to moderator
Posted by Sammy on August 19, 2007, 06:59 PM report to moderator
Posted by Naria on August 19, 2007, 07:15 PM report to moderator
Posted by hermione on August 19, 2007, 08:40 PM report to moderator
Posted by mare_car on August 19, 2007, 09:12 PM report to moderator
Posted by Anthony on August 19, 2007, 09:25 PM report to moderator
Posted by kamion on August 19, 2007, 10:11 PM report to moderator
Posted by kaylyn on August 19, 2007, 10:39 PM report to moderator
Posted by Rose on August 19, 2007, 10:45 PM report to moderator
Posted by Libby on August 19, 2007, 11:17 PM report to moderator
Posted by DXTiger on August 19, 2007, 11:36 PM report to moderator
Posted by Maria on August 20, 2007, 12:11 AM report to moderator
Posted by amanda on August 20, 2007, 01:34 AM report to moderator
Posted by Carebie on August 20, 2007, 02:06 AM report to moderator
Posted by Carebie on August 20, 2007, 02:06 AM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

Many students ran out into the entrance hall to watch her running away down the path... Professor McGonagall sank back into her chair at the staff table after a few feeble remonstrances and was clearly heard to express a regret that she could not run chee

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!