I don’t know if this is *new* news, but I couldn’t sleep last night and checked Robert Galbraith’s website (Robert-Galbraith.com) and what to my weary eyes should appear, but a very exciting announcement!
The sequel to The Cuckoo’s Calling is due to be released June 19th this year, titled The Silkworm!! From the website:
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he 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 realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives – so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.
And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before…
I’ve mentioned my utter enjoyment with The Cuckoo’s Calling before. I was just excited to hear another book was in the works. Now knowing J. K. Rowling is writing a Cormoran Strike novel about a novelist just makes me giddy! I didn’t see any info on the website about UK vs USA release dates, but Barnes and Nobel have the book up for pre-order. The website says the hardback book will be available November 1 and June 24th for NOOK. Not really sure if that discrepancy is for real or what, but I know I’d like to get my hands on a copy as soon as possible!