Sequel to J.K. Rowling’s Cuckoo’s Calling Coming Soon

JK Rowling

When J.K. Rowling was revealed to be mystery writer Robert Galbraith last year, her book The Cuckoo’s Calling immediately went up in sales. But one of the most exciting pieces of information released at the time was that Cuckoo’s Calling wouldn’t be a stand alone story: a sequel was already in the works. And now we have the name, the release date, the book cover, and a synopsis.

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling book coverThe Silkworm will be the second outing for detective Cormoran Strike, and it’s due to hit shelves on June 19 in the U.K. and June 24 in the U.S. Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Rowling will be keeping the pen name Robert Galbraith, even though the big secret’s out, so look for it under the G’s this June!

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