The internet has strongly disapproved of the plot of JK Rowling’s new book Troubled Blood and criticised the celebrated author on social media. Troubled Blood is the latest instalment in her Cormoran Strike detective series as Rowling has written the book under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
The book narrates the story of a cisgender man who wears dresses and kills women and the internet isn’t willing to accept the plot.
Jake Kerridge, in his review for The Telegraph, described Troubled Blood as, “The meat of the book is the investigation into a cold case: the disappearance of GP Margot Bamborough in 1974, thought to have been a victim of Dennis Creed, a transvestite serial killer. One wonders what critics of Rowling’s stance on trans issues will make of a book whose moral seems to be: never trust a man in a dress.”
This particular snippet of the review went viral and was widely circulated across the internet with people calling Troubled Blood regressive and slamming the author for the plot of her novel.
“JK Rowling, if you’re going to write a book with backwards views like #TroubledBlood, stand by your convictions and avoid using your “Robert Galbraith” pen-name,” a user tweeted.
Several others accused JK Rowling of plagiarism as Twitter user Heather Horgan said, “There are so many pathetic things about JK Rowling’s new “cis man in a dress commits crimes” detective novel, but one of the main ones has to be that this writer who considers herself a master of mystery really just recycled the plot of Ace Ventura.”ADVERTISEMENT
Another user added, “She also stole it from a 1980 Michael Caine movie, Dressed to Kill.”