The news was released that J.K. Rowling has actually written and published more books than even her number one fans know about.
She used the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith to write The Cuckoo’s Calling. Robert Galbraith was ex-military, he came up with the idea to write a story about a war veteran turned private investigator who is called in to probe the mysterious death of a model- usatoday.com
J.K. Rowling went about this very well, but she was no match for The Sunday Times.
The Sunday Times claimed it was investigating “how a first-time author with a background in the army and the civilian security industry could write such an assured debut novel” when it connected the dots. The paper said clues included the fact that Rowling and Galbraith shared the same agent and editor, and that Little, Brown published Rowling’s novel for adults, “The Casual Vacancy.” It also said the book’s style and subject matter resembled Rowling’s work.– usatoday.com
J.K. Rowling said it was nice to be able to write a book without people reading just because she she wrote it, and to get genuine feedback on the book.
Have any of you read The Cuckoo’s Calling? If so, what was your opinion of it?
Good work Sunday Times!!
And quotes in italics from… http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/07/14/jk-rowling-crime-book/2515595/