“Lethal White” nominated for the National Book Awards, plus related news

Nov 03, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Audio Books, Books, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Grainger, J.K. Rowling, Lethal White, News

Lethal White, Robert Galbraith’s latest murder mystery novel, just released on September 18, has been nominated for the UK’s National Book Awards in three categories: UK Author of the Year, Crime & Thriller of the Year, and Audiobook of the Year.  The awards, sponsored by Specsavers, will be presented on November 20.

In related news, Lethal White has also been nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award in the Mystery & Thriller Category.  Voting is open until Sunday, November 4.  You can cast your vote here.

J.K. Rowling’s novel The Casual Vacancy, a Goodreads Choice Award winner in 2012, is also nominated this year in the category of Best of the Best.  You can cast your vote in that category here.


The Cormoran Strike novels, of which Lethal White is the fourth, have been turned into a TV series featuring actress Holliday Grainger as Strike’s partner in crime fighting, Robin Ellacott.  Grainger is set to reprise her role for the TV adaptation of Lethal White but, prior to joining co-start Tom Burke, who plays Strike, in that endeavour, she will further hone her formidable detective skills in a new BBC 1 drama called The Capture.  Grainger will play the role of Detective Inspector Rachel Carey, and the suspect she is hunting will be—wait for it—Theseus Scamander.


Ok, not exactly, but that would make an interesting mash-up of the magical and non-magical worlds, wouldn’t it?  The suspect is played by actor Callum Turner, who plays Theseus in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which will be released two weeks from today on November 16, not that we’re counting the days or anything…

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