Tune into Queen City Mischief and Magic for the Hogwarts Professor’s first public talk, post-Troubled Blood

I was fortunate enough to be able to recruit our Headmaster for a Zoom-recorded conversation on the Cormoran Strike Series for the online Queen City Mischief and Magic festival, in this, the Year that Shall Not Be Named. This is, to my knowledge, the first public speech he has given that mentions Troubled Blood, its place in the Strike series and its connections, as predicted, to both Order of the Phoenix and Career of Evil.   

The talk was aimed at convincing adult Harry Potter fans who have not yet checked out the series to do so, and, as such, we avoid major spoilers.  There is no mention of the the killers in each book and the major developments in romantic relationships of the protagonists.

Nonetheless, Serious Strikers are invited to tune in to Facebook see the presentation.  Please leave your comments on the festival page (and hashtag your favorite Hogwarts House to earn festival points!) but please no spoilers.

Thank you, John!


  1. I really enjoyed this talk! I really appreciated hearing Louise’s expertise and point of view as well on the controversy within Troubled Blood. I hope that more people will finally check out the Cormoran Strike series. But maybe starting with Cukoo’s Calling or one of the earlier books. I’ve read some confused reviews from people who started with book 5.
    I think Troubled Blood is the best Rowling book to date too.

    My apologies if this video has already been around the fan sites back when it was made, but I found this looking for (real) reviews on You Tube and it’s hilarious. I think a lot of people are just figuring out the whole Robert Galbraith is JK Rowling thing because of the controversy with the book. They may be experiencing similar feelings.

    Hitler finds out that Robert Galbraith is really J.K. Rowling (The Cuckoo’s Calling)

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