Okay. I’m still not sure if this counts as sci fi/fantasy news, but if we’re honest with ourselves, the Harry Potter fans are still invested in Jo’s books regardless of their genre. And while most of us struggled through Casual Vacancy out of loyalty, the pseudonymous Cuckoo’s Calling was a much more accessible book which many of us genuinely liked. While getting the cover, blurb, and release date of Book Two is exciting, I mostly find it very interesting that they’ve chosen to stick with the pen name. I suppose it is a nice way of keeping the two worlds separate. So either preorder your copy of The Silkworm or wait for June 24th. It’s a good bet your local bookstore will have it.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband 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 realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives—meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before…