The Mysterious Author

Guys. Are you ready for this?

 

Are you sitting down?

 

Good.

 

JK Rowling has written another book! *cue fangirl/fanboy screams*.

 

No, it has nothing to do with the shaggy-haired boy from Privet Drive, nor does it have anything to do with an empty seat in a local Parish Council.

 

And, this book didn’t even have JK’s name on it.

 

Back in April, a book titled The Cuckoo’s Calling was released by an author named Robert Galbraith. It did relatively well, selling about 1,500 copies in its first month and gaining rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

 

It wasn’t until an editor from the U.K.’s The Sunday Times received an interesting tweet that the Harry Potter author was revealed to be the brains behind the Cuckoo. Rowling has said that her reasoning behind a pseudonym was let the book stand on its own merit, and not just the fact that it was a “JK Rowling book”. After the so-so reviews of The Casual Vacancy, I think JK felt so much pressure to live up to the Potter hype, that she needed to be able to write without so many expectations.

 

The Cuckoo’s Calling actually sounds pretty interesting too. Here’s the synopsis:

 

 A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this.

 

I for one am going to have to get a copy of this bad boy on my Kindle. What about you? Are you intrigued?

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