|I do not own this photo. Cool cover though!|
Summary from the publisher's website:
"Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.
"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...
"A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott."
Read that description. THE DEAD GUY IS A NOVELIST!!! I don't know why but as a novelist, I feel very happy :) I don't know why but I kind of like when characters in books are writers (yet sometimes, this let's-make-the-main-character-a-writer ploy turns out horribly). Maybe we'll get more insight into Rowling's writing philosophy and techniques through reading about this (dead) writer? Who knows?
The book is to be released June 24, 2014!!! I know I'll be in the bookstores that day. I really enjoyed reading the first novel (Cormoran and Robin were fantastic and I want to read more about them; I love them both so much, especially Robin :D).
Are you guys excited?!?!?!