JK Rowling writing 2nd Cormoran Strike adventure

JK Rowling is reviving private detective Cormoran Strike and his plucky young assistant, Robin Ellacott, for another mystery adventure, "The Silkworm."€

As with her previous Strike novel, the follow-up will be published under the "€œHarry Potter"€ writer's pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. It centers on a novelist who is brutally murdered after writing a manuscript featuring poison pen depictions of almost everyone he knows.

"€œIf the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced,"€ a description of the book reads.

It is the second Strike book. The character's first adventure, "The Cuckoo's Calling,"€ became a best-seller after it was revealed Rowling was behind the book. In promotional material for Galbraith'€™s alleged debut, he was described as "a former plainclothes Royal Military Police investigator who had left in 2003 to work in the civilian security industry."€

An attorney for Rowling who leaked the news of "The Cuckoo's Calling's"€ authorship was fined $1,650 last month and received a written warning from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Little, Brown will publish "€The Silkworm" on June 24.

Fret not "Potter" fans, Rowling hasn't abandoned the world of wizardry. Warner Bros., which produced the hit films based on the "Potter" novels, is planning a film series inspired by the boy wizard's Hogwarts textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Rowling will write the screenplay.

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