Roses from Rowling – A Solution at Last!

Wizarding News™ on X: "Harry Potter author JK Rowling sent ...Way back in December 2021 I posted about the enduring mystery of the roses that were sent to Marilyn Manson nearly a year before. 

My conjecture then was:

1. Assistance in developing or correcting the occult/demonic/satanic aspects of Troubled Blood. He doesn’t appear in the acknowledgments, but perhaps this is understandable given Rowling’s experience of the American evangelical backlash to Potter.

2. Thanks for supporting Johnny Depp, or in response to Manson’s thanks to Rowling for standing with him.

3. Something to do with The Ink Black Heart.

None were particularly compelling, and The Ink Black Heart turned out to be a bust. Much like the mystery of the 50 roses in Career of Evil I had assumed this may be a mystery that would never be solved. That was until last Sunday, when at last there was a plausible explanation.

A Twitter user posted that the roses were for the 1980’s British and Jamaican pop singer Marilyn. Marylin has been a long time supporter of J. K. Rowling and has received more than a little push back from fellow gender non-conforming men as a result.

The story goes that the error was made (presumably by her office, Marilyn not exactly well known outside of his fanbase) and Rowling contacted him to apologise. The story was related by Marilyn himself during a Twitter space, and has this Rowling student convinced. Let me know in the comments what you think, does this close the case?



  1. Brilliant, Nick! Case closed.

    Now I hope you’ll figure out the sender and recipient of those fifty roses sent to the Denmark Street office in ‘Career of Evil’!

  2. Natalia Alonso says

    She don’t following Marilyn Manson and I don’t see anything related to him in her search in her twitter. But she followed the other’s Marilyn.

    Eh Marilyn Manson. And hater’s the like spreading lies about author’s because this error .

  3. Jennifer Hanuschak says

    Her office, or whoever ordered the bouquet, should have checked with her and been sure to send them to the intended person. This was ignorant and rude to Mr. Manson! I Another public faux pas for Rowling.

  4. Thanks for clearing that all up!!!!

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