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It’s Release Day for JK Rowling’s New Robert Galbraith Novel

Blackmail, murder, and mystery can all be found within a brand new crime novel release. Lethal White (A Cormoran Strike Novel) is the fourth volume of the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith, the pseudonym of the Harry Potter series author– J.K. Rowling.


Continuing right from the last volume, we are immediately wrapped up in the deep yet complicated relationship of Strike and Robin. When a young man named Billy approaches them with a possible murder, the clues lead them into the backstreets of London where they face old demons, violence, and threats. Strike begins to struggle with his new-found fame and must now change his typical behind-the-scenes style and put together the pieces of the murder mystery puzzle. This novel is mind-blowing, charming, and addictive as it pulls us into its thrilling mysteries. Buy Lethal White today and see what all readers are buzzing about!



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And heck out this tweet by J.K Rowling; there’s nothing like publication day for an author!






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J.K. Rowling Unveils ‘Lethal White’ Book Cover and Release Date

J.K. Rowling is serving up a new twisted mystery this fall with the release of ‘Lethal White’, the fourth installment in the Strike series. Rowling shared an update on Twitter recently, unveiling the book’s eerie cover and release date of September 18 2018. 




I seen a kid killed… He strangled it, up by the horse.


When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.


Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott – once his assistant, now a partner in the agency – set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.


And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been – Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that…

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There’s a New Trailer for J.K. Rowling’s ‘Career of Evil’ Adaptation

J.K. Rowling is no stranger to major screen adaptations of her work, and this time’s no different, with the author serving as executive producer on the upcoming TV show based on her book Career of Evil, which she published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The trailer has just been released! 


Career of Evil is the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series, preceded by The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. The first two novels have already been adapted by the BBC.


Tom Burke and Holliday Granger will reprise their roles as Strike and Robin. There is no release date yet, but it will surely be announced shortly. Check out the trailer below! 



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J.K. Rowling Reveals Her Writing Process, and It’ll Make You Go “Oh.”

J.K. Rowling has faced pressing questions concerning personal life and career from readers, fans, and critics for years. From questions about how she could possibly kill off fan favorites (R.I.P. Fred), to questions on how exactly is Voldemort’s name pronounced (we’ve all been saying his name wrong for years apparently BTW), she has always been pretty open and forthcoming with the public. 


Perhaps the most burning question many of us have wondered is how the hell did she manage to write one of the most iconic literary franchises in history? Thanks to good ol’ social media, we finally have some answers.


After one Twitter fan asked J.K. Rowling for an update on Lethal White, the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series which the Harry Potter writer is currently working on, Rowling shared some insight into her writing process. While her tips aren’t exactly anything in depth, they are nevertheless the basic writing habits that helped her create a pretty big literary legacy. 





Unlike some authors who prefer to let the words flow as they write (rather than planning heavily beforehand), Rowling revealed that she falls into the latter category as a good deal of planning goes in to her stories before she puts pen to paper. 




Rowling quite literally puts pen to paper. She revealed that, like many old-fashioned writers, she prefers to write in longhand first then types up her story afterwards.


Though she plans heavily, she revealed that her plans are not always set in stone, as (like any writer knows) stories can go under a significant amount of revisions following the first draft.




Rowling has previously preached about how important the editing process is. She reportedly rewrote the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone fifteen times. She later revealed that the first few pages “bear no resemblance to anything in the finished book.” 


When asked whether or not she is ever tempted to start an entirely new novel before finishing her current one, Rowling answered, “Of course!” before citing the poetic words of William Faulker in order to offer up some literary inspiration.




Thanks for the words of wisdom, J.K. Rowling!


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Fans May See More of Cormoran Strike, According to J.K. Rowling

The BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s, Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling premiered over the weekend and was met with rave reviews. With another episode on the way, J.K. Rowling is already planning ahead.


In an interview with BBC, Rowling expressed her enthusiasm in continuing the series, along with her support of actor Tom Burke who plays lead character Cormoran Strike in the adaptation.




“The first time I met Tom, I said, ‘Well I hope to God you do enjoy playing this character because I think I’ve got at least another 10 books in me, so you could be locked in for quite a few years here,’” she told BBC.


Rowling has praised the BBC adaptation both for its direction and the superb acting. She offered praise to Burke in particular for managing to capture the complexity of Cormoran.


“I’m thrilled. I’m really happy. He’s a fantastic actor and he’s got all of the physicality of the part. It’s very important. The character’s obviously an amputee, it’s physically difficult at times for him to move, to walk, to navigate. All of that’s really in those scripts and Tom does it amazing justice and he’s extremely convincing I think as this wounded soldier.”





“It was really important to me that we got the right people in front of the camera, and off camera. Because as I say this could go on for a very long time. I hope it does, because I absolutely love writing the books on which the TV scripts are then based,” Rowling added.


The BBC adaptation covers the first three books in the series. The first book, The Cuckoo’s Calling, will air in three parts. Part 1 and 2 aired on August 27 and 28 respectively, and the third and final part will air on September 3. The Silkworm will air in two parts on September 10 and 17. The Career of Evil will air in two parts premiering in 2018. 


Rowling has written a fourth book in the series, titled Lethal White, however the release date has yet to be announced. 


With the anticipated release of Lethal White, giving BBC a fresh script to work with, and Rowling’s enthusiasm to continue, there is a very good chance that fans will see more of Cormoran Strike on their television screens in the future.


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