She's best known as the author of Harry Potter, which has achieved worldwide reknown, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.
The shockingly sexist obituary drew a collective groan of disgust, and readers, fans, and activists alike took to Twitter to defend the memory of the celebrated author.
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For many years, detectives came from a variety of occupational backgrounds - but with the large exceptions of industrial workers and farmers - "largely because these people do not have the leisure time to be detectives."
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