NEW TITLE FROM ROBERT GALBRAITH…AKA J.K. ROWLING
Writing as Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling is set to release her next crime novel The Silkworm on June 19. The novel will continue in the tradition of Rowling’s 2013 novel The Cuckoo’s Calling — and feature a British private investigator named Cormoran Strike.
USA Today featured an exclusive excerpt from the new book, which found Strike taking on a new case in London when novelist Owen Quine goes missing. Though readers of The Cuckoo’s Calling already knew that Strike’s clever assistant Robin Ellacott had agreed to stick around, the first chapters of The Silkworm reveal the pair are still close. There’s also no mention of Matthew, Robin’s fiancée, in the initial chapters, which could be an indication of the state of the pair’s current relationship status.
The war veteran-turned-detective is still battling the same demons in the opening chapters of The Silkworm. Keeping erratic hours, living in his office and ruminating about his famous, but distant father, Strike is the same old sad-sack detective readers met in The Cuckoo’s Calling.