J.K. Rowling Publishes Top-Selling Crime Novel Under False Name

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Have you read the book named “The Cuckoo’s Calling”? It’s a detective story, a debut novel released earlier this year by a former British military man named Robert Galbraith.

But the hidden truth under that pseudonym is the “Harry Potter” series creator J.K. Rowling.

“I hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience,” said Rowling. “It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback from publishers to readers under a different name.”

“The Cuckoo’s Calling” is a detective story about a war veteran turned private investigator who is called in to probe the mysterious death of a model.


The truth is this novel has climbed up to the top selling novels in Amazon and received tons of good reviews from readers. Rowling thanked her editor David Shelley, the publishing staff who worked on the book without knowing her identity, and also the reviewers who praised it without knowing her authorship.

She planned to keep writing the series and the second book is expected to be released next summer.


Now her identity is revealed, “The Cuckoo’s Calling” will be reprinted with a revised author biography, J.K. Rowling.

(Source) This article also originally appeared on Lipstiq.com

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