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JK Rowling reveals cross-dressing villain in new book based on real-life serial killers


JK Rowling has revealed in her new book that the cross-dressing villain is based on serial killers Jerry Brudos and Russell Williams after facing another transphobia franchise.

The Harry Potter writer released Troubled Blood earlier this week under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

In the thriller, Detective Cormoran Strike tries to find out what happened to the missing GP Margot Bamborough.

He fears that she fell victim to Dennis Creed, who has been described as a "transvestite serial killer" for murdering his victims in feminine clothing.

An early review of The Daily Telegraph's 900-page book in which the reviewer states that the moral of the novel seems to be: Never trust a man in a dress immediately sparked an online backlash.

Angry readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts and made the #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

However, she has since made it clear that she took inspiration for the character from Brudos, who murdered four women in Oregon between 1968 and 1969 and had a fetish for women's shoes, and from Williams, who broke into 82 women's shelters to steal underwear, which then led to sexual assault and two cases of rape and murder.

JK Rowling released Troubled Blood earlier this week under her pen name Robert Galbraith

In the thriller, detective Cormoran Strike tries to find out what happened to the missing GP Margot Bamborough

In the thriller, Detective Cormoran Strike tries to find out what happened to the missing GP Margot Bamborough

Jerry Brudos murdered four women in Oregon between 1968 and 1969 and had a fetish for women's shoes

Jerry Brudos murdered four women in Oregon between 1968 and 1969 and had a fetish for women's shoes

Russell Williams broke into 82 women's shelters to steal underwear, which then led to sexual assault and two cases of rape and murder

Russell Williams broke into 82 women's shelters to steal underwear, which then led to sexual assault and two cases of rape and murder

On the Robert Galbraith website, she replied to a question on the subject of the book: “About the suspects at Dr. Bamborough's disappearance belongs to a patient who appears to have developed feelings for her, a passive-aggressive husband who wanted her to quit her job to become a full-time mother and sadistic serial killer who was active and loose in the '60s and' 70s the real killers Jerry Brudos and Russell Williams – both master manipulators who stole trophies from their victims. & # 39;

The book rose to the top of Amazon's bestseller list, ahead of Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club and Captain Tom Moore's autobiography Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day.

While many criticized, others said the book – which came out Tuesday – was not transphobic at all and overzealous critics should read it before reaching any conclusions.

Observer journalist Nick Cohen wrote, “I read the latest Strike novel and the claim that it is against transsexuals sucks.

“I can't tell you why it sucks without revealing the ending. So, until you've read it for yourself, which you should, just have to trust me: this sucks. & # 39;

One Twitter user named Steve responded by saying, “But when you combine it with all of the negative stereotypes she's made about trans women, the pattern is clear.

"It's not anti-trans as such, but it plays with fears that trans women are CIS men who want to spy on women."

Cohen replied, "Read the bloody book, why don't you go?"

Piers Morgan added, "The fact that #RIPJKRowling is on trend says everything you need to know about the bright brigade – they are more wicked and viciously intolerant than anyone they preach about."

The book hit the top of Amazon's bestseller list, ahead of Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club and Captain Tom Moore's autobiography Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day

The book hit the top of Amazon's bestseller list, ahead of Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club and Captain Tom Moore's autobiography Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day

Observer journalist Nick Cohen wrote, "I read the latest Strike novel and the claim that it is anti-trans sucks."

Observer journalist Nick Cohen wrote, "I read the latest Strike novel and the claim that it is anti-trans sucks."

Piers Morgan added, "The fact that #RIPJKRowling is on trend says everything you need to know about the bright brigade - they are more wicked and viciously intolerant than anyone they preach about."

Piers Morgan added, "The fact that #RIPJKRowling is on trend says everything you need to know about the bright brigade – they are more wicked and viciously intolerant than anyone they preach about."

Rowling made headlines in June after mocking an online article that used the words "people who menstruate" instead of "women."

She was hit by what she referred to as "relentless attacks" after she wrote, "I'm sure there used to be a word for these people. Someone help me. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?"

The acclaimed writer then penned a deeply personal essay to address the controversy. She revealed that she was sexually assaulted in her twenties and said she still felt the scars of "domestic violence" in her first marriage.

Rowling's remarks sparked a backlash from a number of stars including Ron actor Rupert Grint, Emma Watson who played Hermione in the film franchise, Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry, and Eddie Redmayne who starred in their Fantastic Beasts films played.