J.K. Rowling Likely Finishes Fifth “Cormoran Strike” Novel

J.K. Rowling has likely finished the fifth book in her Cormoran Strike series of novels, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Twitter user @tottenhamstrike noted that Rowling addressed the status of the book in her speech during the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards Gala in New York City on December 12.

You can watch a clip from Rowling’s speech below:



Rowling said that she only had a few pages left of the fifth Cormoran Strike novel, her 13th in total. She jokingly added that, had she not come to New York to accept the award, ”I would have finished it this week.”

The last Cormoran Strike novel, Lethal White, was released on September 18, 2018. No information about the fifth book has been released at this time, not even its title. The first three novels in the series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil, were previously adapted into the television miniseries Strike, or C.B. Strike in the United States.

What do you hope will be included in the next Cormoran Strike novel? Do you hope to see a continuation of the television series? Tell us in the comments below!

Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.