The seventh book in the Cormoran Strike series, The Running Grave, has gone straight in at No1 in the bestseller lists in the UK, US and Australia after its first week being on sale.

Rave reviews include:

The Running Grave is testimony to Rowling/Galbraith’s skill as a storyteller’

– Guardian

‘It is moving, gripping and terrifying’

Daily Mail

‘a rich, immersive experience’

The Sunday Times

‘the kind of book you are happy to lose yourself in’


‘the best duo in detective fiction since Reginald Hill’s Dalziel and Pascoe’


‘another absolute barnstormer … Unmissable’


And Strike fans are loving this new instalment – The Running Grave is the highest rated Galbraith yet by reviewers on Amazon UK, with 4.7 stars out of 5.

The Running Grave by Robert Galbraith (otherwise known as J.K. Rowling) follows the No 1 bestseller from last year, The Ink Black Heart.

For more information visit the Robert Galbraith website here.

Almost 200 influential guests gathered in New York to celebrate the work of J.K. Rowling’s international children’s charity Lumos, with entertainment from some of the nation’s top emerging talent, at the City Winery on 21st September.

On the week of the annual UN General Assembly, where President Biden urged world leaders to stand firm in their support of Ukraine, the evening felt particularly poignant with reflections on Lumos’s efforts providing humanitarian aid and support for children and families in Ukraine. The event included a pre-recorded conversation between J.K. Rowling (Lumos Founder and Life President), Oksana Markarova (Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States of America) and Daria Herasymchuk (Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights and Child Rehabilitation), and on the urgent challenges and dangers facing children and families in conflict.

J.K. Rowling said during the conversation:

“Lumos has been dealing with the rapid evacuation of institutions in Ukraine, which has meant very vulnerable children becoming even more vulnerable in the chaos and carnage of war. Lumos has done a lot, and we’re happy about that, but there is clearly still so much more to do. The war is ongoing, and children are among the greatest sufferers.”

The event provided a call to action for people to donate to commit resources, and thanks to Honoree Sponsors, Warner Brothers Discovery and Scholastic, 100% of funds raised will go directly to support Lumos’s vital work.

For more information about the Lumos Illumination Dinner and Concert, click here.