JK Rowling revealed as author of The 'Cuckoo's Calling'

Posted Jul 15, 2013 by Layne Weiss
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has written a crime novel under the guise of male debut writer Robert Galbraith. The book had sold 1,500 copies before the secret came to light in the Sunday Times.
JK Rowling
JK Rowling
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Within hours, it rose more than 5,000 places to top Amazon's sales list.
Rowling said, "I hoped to keep this secret a little longer," The Sunday Times reports.
Robert Galbraith:  The Cuckoo s Calling
Robert Galbraith: 'The Cuckoo's Calling'
Mulholland Books
She said being Robert Galbraith was a "liberating" experience.
"It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name, " Harry Potter author said in a statement.
She called her editor, David Shelley, a "true partner in crime," BBC News reports.
For those interested in a sequel, Robert fully plans to continue writing the series. "He will probably turn down personal appearances," Rowling joked.
One reviewer called the Cuckoo's Calling a "scintillating debut" and another praised Robert Galbraith's ability to "describe women's clothes."
A clue that Rowling was behind the novel was that she and "Galbraith" shared the same agent and editor.