After the commercial and critical success of her venture into crime novels with The Cuckoo’s Calling Rowling, writing again as Robert Galbraith, returns with The Silkworm, a novel that has an intriguing twist, the murder of a famous novelist!
Needless to say we’re excited, and you should be too.
If The Casual Vacancy didn’t prove once and for all that J.K. Rowling is more than just wizards and warlocks, then The Cuckoo’s Calling certainly did. Beat the rush and pre-order today.
by J.K. Rowling
(writing as Robert Galbraith)
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he 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 realises.
The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives – so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before…
The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.
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