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J.K. Rowling Congratulates Robert Galbraith: New Cormoran Strike Novel

The Silkworm | The Cuckoo's Calling

Early this morning, Little, Brown Book Group UK (@LittleBrownUK) took to Twitter to announce their privilege of publishing Robert Galbraith’s next completed novel in the Cormoran Strike series–Career of Evil–this fall. The synopsis and publication date have not been revealed, but Little, Brown assures us that we will be rewarded with this delicious news soon enough.

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Around that same time, Galbraith (@RGalbraith) announced his completion of the beloved title page. As per true Rowling fashion, the title page was the last to be completed, sealing the deal like an 11-year old’s Hogwarts acceptance letter. J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) tweeted Galbraith saying, “Very pleased for you, Robert.”

Aren’t we all!

Cormoran Strike novel

Career of Evil is to be the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series of a veteran and private investigator facing his own troubles while getting involved in sticky messes others tend to overlook or underestimate. The first novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was released in April 2013, but it was not until July of that same year when we learned Robert Galbraith is in fact Rowling herself. The second book, The Silkworm, was released June of last year. And the greatest news yet: Rowling says plans are in the works to create even more books for the series. In addition, last July, she revealed the slightest tidbit of information on this third novel at the only promotional event she attended for the release of The Silkworm. With Career of Evil set for publication this fall, it is looking more and more like we will be served one juicy Galbraith novel a year–each to satisfy us long enough until the next course is served.Rowling answered a few fan tweets, as well. And she pleased us all when she took the liberty of answering one particularly open-ended question.

fan questions for J.K. Rowling

So, what can we expect in Career of Evil? A further insight into the lives of those who leave the military, as released in July’s promotional event. Other than that, we’re once again left to our imaginations. But one thing is certain: Galbraith has yet to disappoint.

“After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things. Terrible, yes; but great…I think it is clear we can expect great things from you…” (Ollivander, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [film]).

 

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First Book of the Year

I finished reading the novel Creation in Death on January 26, 2012. It is the first book I’ve read from start to finish this year. It is also the first novel I’ve read that was written by Nora Roberts under the pen name J.D. Robb. I believe the books written under J.D. Robb are all mystery novels, and to my knowledge, all the titles end in in Death.

I’ve been a fan of Roberts’s writing since I picked up her short story compilation A Little Magic halfway through high school. I found a few J.D. Robb novels at Border’s while browsing through their scant selection of merchandise just before the store went out of business in the Lancaster area, and I snatched them up before anyone else was able to find them. Although I haven’t read more than half the books I own, I can’t stop myself from taking advantage of amazing sales (especially when Nora Roberts is involved). It is a dangerous addiction.

As for Creation in Death, I highly recommend it to anyone who is intrigued by detective tales with romance splashed throughout. In this particular book, a mystery that occurred nine years ago in New York comes back to life and it is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s responsibility to uncover the mastermind behind the disappearances of young women in their late twenties to early thirties, all with specific characteristics and employment histories. No later than a week after each is reported missing, they begin to turn up–dead, clothed in nothing but a white sheet and wearing a silver band on their left ring finger. Dallas won’t rest until the killer is apprehended, but will he get to her first?

Creation in Death will have you turning pages quicker than you can say, “suspicion.” It’s a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat for the whole ride.

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