Monday, July 15, 2013

A new book by J.K. Rowling

Only a few days ago I was complaining about people spreading false news that Jo Rowling was writing an eighth Harry Potter book.

I come here today with the wonderful news that although she is NOT writing a HP book, she's published a new book under a pseudonym. If you're a fan of Jo's writing and if you like crime novels, then this book will probably interest you.

Jo kept it a secret until recently. This is what she said about it (information taken from her official website):

  • J.K. Rowling's statement regarding 'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith

    "I hoped to keep this secret a little longer, because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience! It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback from publishers and readers under a different name. The upside of being rumbled is that I can publicly thank my editor David Shelley, who has been a true partner in crime, all those people at Little, Brown who have been working so hard on The Cuckoo’s Calling without realizing that I wrote it, and the writers and reviewers, both in the newspapers and online, who have been so generous to the novel.  And to those who have asked for a sequel, Robert fully intends to keep writing the series, although he will probably continue to turn down personal appearances."  
This is the synopsis you will find on Goodreads:

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
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A brilliant debut 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.

You can find the book at... probably everywhere books are sold, but these are a few links to help you either buy the book or add it to your to-read list: Amazon | Barnes&Nobel | GoodReads.

Happy reading!    

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