The Cormoran Strike series is classic contemporary crime fiction set in London, where war veteran turned private detective, Cormoran Strike, solves brutal murders with the help of his trusted assistant Robin Ellacott.
Seeking to return to the beginning of a writing career in a new genre after Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling chose to write crime fiction under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith to be published without expectation or tainted critique.
The first Cormoran Strike novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was published in 2013 to critical acclaim by both reviewers and fellow crime writers. It wasn’t long, however, before her cover was blown and Robert Galbraith’s true identity was unexpectedly revealed.
Two more books have since followed: The Silkworm (2014) and Career of Evil (2015).
J.K. Rowling continues to write The Cormoran Strike series under the name of Robert Galbraith to maintain the distinction from her other writing. The books are currently being adapted for a major new television series for BBC One, produced by Brontë Film and Television.
The Robert Galbraith website can be found here - http://robert-galbraith.com/