Last year the literary world was rocked by the early revelation that J.K. Rowling was Robert Galbraith, the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first book in the Cormoran Strike series. Today we’re learning that the sequel to Cuckoo’s Calling is set for a June release.
The book is titled The Silkworm and will continue the story of Cormoran Strike, Rowling’s peculiar London detective. Here’s the book synopsis from the publisher:
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.
The book is scheduled to be released June 24th. While the books in the Cormoran Strike Series aren’t young adult novels, we know that many YA readers are J.K. Rowling fans. We’re definitely excited to see what she has in store for her next book!