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Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling Outed — As Mystery Author Robert Galbraith!

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Where’s an invisibility cloak when you WANT one?!?

With nary a mention of Muggles, Quidditch, or Horcruxes in Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, a murder mystery book about a down-and-out private dick that was published this past Spring, somehow the Sunday Times in London still detected Harry Potter-like shadow cast upon its pages.

After a little sleuthing of their own, the newspaper discovered that Robert Galbraith was none other than J.K. Rowling writing undercover!

Upon the revelation being made public, Jo said:

“I hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback from publishers and readers under a different name.”

The book had previously received positive critical response, but now that word is out about whose wand pen is behind it, The Cuckoo’s Calling has climbed to the top of the bestsellers list on Amazon.

Congrats, Jo Jo! We’re probs just gonna wait for the movie — even if there won't be spells, stones, or sorcerers in it — but we’re TOTES happy for the book's success!

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4 comments to “Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling Outed — As Mystery Author Robert Galbraith!”

  1. dddff says – reply to this


    The secret was exposed because it only sold 1500 copies and the publishers and her want it to sell millions of copies. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But if it came out and sold well on its own the secret would have remained a secret to see if the pen name could develop a following on its own.

  2. @v@ says – reply to this


    Read that the novel sales went up 5700% when this got out. People suspected that it was not a first time novelist as the book was too good.

  3. 3

    It was getting awards and ridiculously good reviews before this was revealed. So all those people who say she cannot write can now shut their mouths.
    Re: @v@ – I read about that too, the first review on Amazon before all this was revealed said that it was likely a famous author's pseudonym. Because the writing sounded familiar and it was just so well written.

  4. teeter totter says – reply to this


    OK maybe I'll give it a try. IMO few people have written good mystery novels since Agatha Christie died, so darn many of them have a gimmick.