JK Rowling is reviving private detective Cormoran Strike and his plucky young assistant, Robin Ellacott for another mystery adventure, “The Silkworm.”
As with her previous Strike novel, the follow-up will be published under the “Harry Potter” writer’s pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. It centers on a novelist who is brutally murdered after writing a manuscript featuring poison pen depictions of almost everyone he knows.
It is the second Strike book. His first adventure, “The Cuckoo’s Calling” became a best-seller after it came to light that Rowling was behind the book. In promotional material for Galbraith’s alleged debut, he was described as “a former plainclothes Royal Military Police investigator who had left in 2003 to work in the civilian security industry.”
An attorney for Rowling who leaked the news of “The Cuckoo’s Calling’s” authorship was fined 1,000 pounds ($1,650) last month and received a written warning from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Little, Brown, will publish “The Silkworm” on June 24, 2014.
Fret not Potter fans, Rowling hasn’t abandoned the world of wizardry for that of mystery. Warner Bros., which produced the hit films based on the Potter novels, is planning a film series inspired by the boy wizard’s Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Rowling will write the screenplay.