J.K. Rowling has gone back to the typewriter or iPad or whatever and crafted a new novel under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The forthcoming novel The Silkworm is set for a late June release as audiences brace themselves for more tales from the life of private investigator Cormoran Strike. Rowling—obviously best known as the author of the Harry Potter series—previously introduced readers to Strike with her best-selling novel, The Cuckoo's Calling (also written as Galbraith).
From the publisher:
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done before--and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.
Wait, so, no Voldemort? Ugh.
To learn more about "Robert Galbraith" and the forthcoming novel The Silkworm, check out the author's website here.