J.K. Rowling Secretly Wrote Another Book!
July 15, 2013
After writing seven Harry Potter books, J.R. Rowling very publicly authored her first (intended for) adult novel last year called The Casual Vacancy, and participated in a global publicity blitz aimed to mobilize her Muggle fanbase.
For her latest book, however, Rowling went the opposite route by publishing a 450-page crime novel called The Cuckoo's Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith!
"I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience," Rowling said when approached. "It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name."
Released in April, the book focuses on the death of a troubled model who falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony. Her brother calls in Cormoran Strike, a damaged war veteran turned private detective, to investigate her death.