- Me putting on liquid eyeliner: “This quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all.”
Robert Galbraith’s (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling’s) follow up to The Cuckoo’s Calling is titled The Silkworm and will debut this June, according to the publisher.
As expected, “Galbraith’s” second book is book 2 in the Cormoran Strike series. The first book was written by Rowling under the Galbraith pseudonym and sat on book store shelves for months before the secret was unveiled by U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times.
This time, Cormoran will be focusing on a case involving a novelist who was working on a book that exposed numerous people in a negative fashion:
Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo’s Calling.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days–as he has done before–and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives–meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before…
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.
YASS! We’ve been super stoked for the sequel and are excited it’s being released so soon. Maybe JK Rowling is on schedule for a new book in this series every summer?