“The Cuckoo’s Calling” sequel “The Silkworm” to be released this June!

J.K. Rowling shocked fans around the world last summer when it was revealed that she had written a novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and that the book was to be the first in a series. Now, the sequel to The Cuckoo’s Calling has a title and a release date!

The Silkworm is set to be released on June 19, 2014, and the synopsis of the book is as follows:

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 384 pages long, slightly shorter than The Cuckoo’s Calling. You can get more information about the book from the publisher’s website.

With the Diagon Alley expansion also set to open this summer, it looks like Potter fans are going to have a busy couple of months! Did you read The Cuckoo’s Calling? Are you looking forward to the sequel? Let us know in the comments!

Jessica J.

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