July 14, 2013 by Craig Sutherland
Rowling’s newest opus is called The Cuckoo’s Calling and it was written under the pen name ‘Robert Galbraith’, it was released last April to rave reviews, unlike The Casual Vacancy, which featured on a list of The Most Abandoned Books.
The Cuckoo’s Calling, is a story about the mysterious death of a model falling from a balcony which is probed by a war veteran turned private investigator.
Val McDermid said “The Cuckoo’s Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place” and Ava at the review boards said “Astute, intelligent, and most alluring, Cormoran Strike pulls the right strings on a complicated and deadly case and brings home the girl. Galbraith writes like the wind, and The Cuckoo Calling pulsates and undulates in and out of a plot that stuns.”
Ms Rowling told the Sunday Times that she had hoped the true identity behind her pen name ‘Robert Galbraith’ would have been concealed for longer. “Being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience,” she said. “It has been wonderful to publish without hype and expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.”
Harry Potter fan site The Leaky Cauldron says the book has so far sold just 1,500 copies, and that a second Galbraith book is to be published next year.
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