Sometimes being too famous for one style of writing can really weigh-down your creative talents, maybe that’s why J.K. Rowling published a book last spring under another name.
It was none other than Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling herself that penned a novel called ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’. The new novel was published under the pen name “Robert Galbraith,” this according to the Sunday Times.
The latest book is a far departure from her famous wizard-books, the crime novel did very well when it was released, opening to positive reviews. In the book, readers will follow the story of a war veteran who later becomes a private eye named Cormoran Strike. The P.I. is soon tasked with investigating the mysterious death of a model. That model fell to her death from a balcony.
“I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience,” Rowling said. “It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.” She described her editor at Little, Brown and Company, David Shelley, as “a true partner in crime.”
The book wasn’t a total secret, despite the name, the book’s author profile on Little Brown’s website does state that Galbraith is a pseudonym. The fake biography also states that ‘he’ is a former Royal Military Police investigator who left the military in 2003 to work in civilian security. The book did so well that a second is set to be published in 2014. You can check out the book in its many different editions below on Amazon’s official page.
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