Wednesday, September 3, 2014   

J. K. Rowling writes another crime tale
(02-18 09:52)

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling will publish her second crime novel in June, it was revealed, under the pen name of Robert Galbraith.
“The Silkworm,’’ to be published on June 19, will be a follow-up to “The Cuckoo's Calling,’’ which Rowling wrote using the Galbraith pseudonym.
“Robert Galbraith's second Cormoran Strike Novel THE SILKWORM to be published 19/06/14,'' the author's alter ego said in only a third-ever tweet, with a link to Galbraith's website.
The new novel follows private detective Cormoran Strike in another adventure with his assistant Robin Ellacott, AFP reports.
This time they try to unravel the death of writer Owen Quine after first being called in to investigate his disappearance.
The investigators uncover a manuscript in which many of Quine's associates are portrayed unflatteringly – which would have ruined their lives if published and could prove to be a motive for a killer.
The first book, which saw Strike investigate a model's suicide, was published in April 2013, to critical acclaim.
Sales were low, but when Rowling was revealed as the author by a newspaper in July, they increased by 41,000 percent in a week.
Rowling, 48, said she wrote under a pseudonym because, as one of the world's most famous authors, she had been yearning to “work without hype or expectation and to receive totally unvarnished feedback.’’
Rowling has a personal fortune worth US$935 million according to The Sunday Times newspaper's Rich List 2013.
   
Other World breaking news:
Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO (09-02 19:07)
Uber car pick-up service banned in Germany (09-02 19:00)
Dutch foreign ministerb may get EU Commission job: reports (09-02 18:48)
British deputy PM criticizes ill boy case (09-02 17:59)
'Grave concerns' over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: UN (09-02 17:55)
Japan sailor kills self for suspected bully: military (09-02 12:14)
Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay (09-02 12:13)
Australian father charged with abusing surrogate twins: report (09-02 11:44)
UK rights activist on trial in Thai court (09-02 11:10)
Spanish judge extends detention of ill British boy's parents (09-02 11:05)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.