At The Strike & Ellacott Files, we love discussing theories and predictions for the future of the Strike books, from the plausible to the completely outlandish (we’re looking at you, Pools).

This blog will explore some of those theories in greater depth, and allow us to expand on our analysis of the novels  in a more detailed and shareable way! Feel free to leave us a comment and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you! 

Epigraph Misattributions in The Ink Black Heart

If you listen to The Strike & Ellacott Files, you’ll know that we love to discuss the chapter epigraphs. Paying… Read More

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Tannhäuser in The Ink Black Heart – Act 3

By Marty Ellacott   Welcome back to my analysis of parallels between The Ink Black Heart and the opera Tannhäuser… Read More

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Tannhäuser in The Ink Black Heart – Act 2

By Marty Ellacott   Welcome back to my analysis of parallels between The Ink Black Heart and the opera Tannhäuser… Read More

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Tannhäuser in The Ink Black Heart – Act 1

By Marty Ellacott Overture “Beside Strike and Midge, a portly Russian was explaining the plot of Tannhäuser to his much… Read More

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The Ryan Murphy/Halvening Theory

Guest Post written by Amber, @LitleLessCuckoo on Twitter After finishing The Ink Black Heart for the first time, I was… Read More

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The 40/45 Comparison and What it Could Mean for IBH

Before Troubled Blood was published, one thing I was really hoping for was a chapter where Robin begins to reflect… Read More

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Swans

Like many of my fellow Strike fans, I have developed a sincere fondness for swans and especially love spotting them… Read More

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The “Gillespie” Theory….

As we discussed in episode 18 of season one, “…In the Post?” you’ll know that one of our favorite theories… Read More

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