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J.K. Rowling New Mystery Novel No Longer a Mystery

nerdfighters rules Hello Fellow BookNerds!

Fame can make people do some crazy things, but is it really that crazy for J.K. Rowling to want to stay out of the spotlight for a little while?

It was recently discovered that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling managed to sneak below the media radar by taking on a new pseudonym for her newly published book “The Cuckoo’s Calling”. The book was published in April, but it was only recently that suspicions grew concerning Robert Galbraith, the supposed author of this mystery novel, and certain similarities between his writing style and that of a certain fantasy author.

After having a couple of specialists analyze the writing, they were able to compare it, with a great deal of accuracy, to Rowling’s writing style. When they brought news to those who worked on her behalf, she had no choice but to come clean. According to Time Entertainment, Rowling made the decision to do this “because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience!”

So, what is this new novel about?
CuckoosCallingCover The Cuckoo’s Calling is a mystery crime solving novel, which centers around the ‘apparent’ suicide of a supermodel, and the struggles of Detective Cormoran Strike as he tries to not only solve this case, but also to finally earn himself a decent living as a private detective.
I have yet to read this novel myself, but if I do decide to pull out my chapter’s gift card, I won’t be purchasing it just because it happens to be written by one of my all-time favourite authors. I have a soft spot for mystery novels, which is evident by my almost weekly posting about another one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpieces. What Rowling did was show that it’s not so easy to make it in the publishing world, at least not right away, and how people will buy books only because they were written by someone famous and already known to all.
What do you think?
Whether you have read her new book or not, I’d like to know what you think about Rowling writing a novel under a pseudonym, and keeping it quiet from not just the media, but her devoted fans. Personally, I see nothing wrong with it, but that’s just my opinion.
That’s all for today. I have been rather lax in my writing lately, but I will strive to post on a more regular basis for the remainder of the Summer. So until next time, happy reading!