The fourth in the Robert Galbraith series Cormoran Strike was released on September 18th.
The book series is, of course, written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Rowling intended to keep the pseudonym secret, but the friend of the wife of one of Rowling’s lawyers tweeted to a Sunday Times columnist that the author of the book was Rowling.
An investigation was then done by Richard Brooks, the arts editor of the Sunday Times, and Rowling’s secret was soon out.
Since the release of the first book in the Robert Galbraith series — The Cuckoo’s Calling — in 2013, Rowling has written three more with this week’s release — Lethal White — now the fourth in the series.
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith Synopsis:
“When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.
Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott – once his assistant, now a partner in the agency – set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been – Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that….
The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, Lethal White is the gripping next installment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.”
Watch the Channel 4 News video below to see just what happened when it was first discovered who the author Robert Galbraith really was.
You can buy Lethal White by Robert Galbraith in print, in ebook form and in audio on all major online book platforms.