A Hint From J.K. Rowling on Fourth Cormoran Strike Novel

Dec 22, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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It’s been over two years since the release of Career of Evil, the third detective novel in the Cormoran Strike series by J.K. Rowling, as alter ego Robert Galbraith, and fans have been clamoring for any word on the fourth.

Last spring, as reported by Leaky, Rowling revealed the title to her next book through a guessing game via Twitter and the lucky winner is set to receive an autographed copy:

This week the author dropped another clue to the look of Lethal White and possibly to the plot, in response to a tweet from Strike fan site, strikefans.com. The account posted two fan-designed book covers for installment number four and Rowling decided to weighed in:

The series, which follows the murder cases of likable private investigator and former Royal Military Police SI, Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott, was adapted for television this year and gave fans in the UK the dose of Strike they were needing until Lethal White is published. The series, which stars English actor Tom Burke in the lead role of Strike and British screen and stage actress Holliday Grainger as Ellacott, will air in the US in 2018. To celebrate the release of The Cuckoo’s Calling DVD, Tom Burke sat down recently to answer a few questions:

Are you a Cormoran Strike fan anxiously awaiting the follow-up to Career of EvilWhat do you think it is about one of the cover images that makes it “particularly appropriate” according to J.K. Rowling? Stay tuned to Leaky for the latest Strike news and hopefully a release date for Lethal White soon!


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