Though her attempts to write crime novels under her the pseudonym Robert Galbraith was busted J K Rowling will continue to write under the name - Mr Galbraith. Barely months after The Cuckoo's Calling turned out to feature in the best seller category, Rowling is due to release her new crime novel - The Silkworm, featuring the private detective introduced to the audience in The Cuckoo's Calling, in June.
Private investigator Cormoran Strike will probe the murder of a novelist in The Silkworm. Strike will be assisted by his young secretary, Robin Ellacott, who proved her competence in her last assignment with the investigator.
The novelist was murdered ahead of the publication of a controversial book, which would have ruined the private and social lives of many public figures. Strike and Ms Ellacott ventures to investigate if any of these people could offer clues on the murder. Ms Rowling will share her experiences as a crime writer with Val McDermid at Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate on 18 July.