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Second Robert Galbraith Book, "The Silkworm," to be Released June *19th

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Mel
February 16, 2014, 08:46 PM

The sequel to "The Cuckoo's Calling," which was written by J. K. Rowling under the pen name Robert Galbraith, will be released this summer, on June 24th. The sequel, titled "The Silkworm" will be 384 pages long and the summary is as follows:

Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.

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.

Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip.

**As pointed out in the comments (many thanks) the release date is posted as June 19 on Robert Galbraith's official website, as well as the Little, Brown Book Group website.

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5 Comments

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YES!!!! WE HAVE A DATE!!!! I knew it was coming out this year, but I’m very much looking forward to this new summer read! The synopsis of this novel sounds quite compelling; I love crime novels and I can’t wait to crack the cover!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on February 16, 2014, 09:45 PM report to moderator
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Little Brown https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/silkworm-announced.page and the Robert Galbraith website http://www.robert-galbraith.com/ say 19th June.

Posted by roonwit on February 17, 2014, 08:06 AM report to moderator
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446 Points

Oh wow, that’s not too far off. Can’t wait to read it :)

Posted by Mad But Happy on February 17, 2014, 08:42 AM report to moderator
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921 Points

Splendid, now I have two books to look forward to this summer! All I have to do is survive this ghastly winter.

Posted by Graymayne on February 17, 2014, 09:02 AM report to moderator
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Excellent news that…

Posted by Won_Two on February 18, 2014, 09:02 PM report to moderator
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