The Cuckoo Calling By JK Rowling Under The Alias Robert Galbraith

Bookmark and Share
The Cuckoo's Calling is a detective crime thriller novel written by Harry Potter fame author J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. The thriller novel hovers around the character of Detective Cormoran Strike, an ex-military man. The novel pivots around the murder mystery of a popular top notch supermodel. The book opens with the death of supermodel Lula Landry by falling off a snow covered MayFair balcony.It is considered as a suicide by all but her brother has his doubts and appoints a detective called Cormoran Strike to investigate on the case. Will Lula's brother's doubts turn into reality? Will Cormoran come out of his mental tribulations and financial crunch? Will he be able to resolve the murder mystery of Lula? Read on to know this exceptional writing of Rowling.

Unlike Harry Potter series, The Cuckoo's Calling is about the mundane existence of an Ex- Military Officer who has lost his leg due a land mine while he in Afghanistan during war. The novel talks about midlife crisis, class envy, social anthropology of the contemporary London and is nowhere close to the fantasy  magic world of Harry Potter. This gives the book a refreshing appeal and makes it a must read for all the Rowling fans as well not-so-much of Rowling fans too.

The Controversy:
Released in April 2013 'The Cuckoo's Calling’ has driven into the sea of controversies and doubts off late mainly over the authors name. It was believed that J.K.Rowling is the author of the crime thriller novel, who is also the author of fame novel The Harry Potter series. In recent past it was revealed by The Sunday Times that author Robert Galbraith of The Cuckoo's Calling is the pen name of J. K. Rowling.

The novel and the other work of the author were reviewed from four different vantage points with the help of a software programme that was made by a British linguistics expert & Pittsburgh's Duquesne University Professor named Patrick Juola, which revealed that Rowling is the author. On this occasion of revelation Rowling commented that "Being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype and expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name."

The book's Jacket cover mentions the writer Robert Galbraith as an Ex- Royal Military Police who was associated with the Special Investigation Branch (SIB). He later left the military in 2003 and started working in a civilian security industry. According to the cover, the central character Detective Cormoran Strike's character is drawn from the fellow military men that Galbraith worked with during the Afghanistan war. This description is much in the line with Lee Child's Jack Reacher. However, by now we all know this was just a fake author background that Rowling created to hide her identity as the author.

The  much  controversial book, The Cuckoo's Calling is now on preoder at, a leading and most preferred online book shopping destination of millions of book readers across globe. houses thousands of books on myriad of genres.

About The Author
J.K. Rowling, the author of famous Harry Potter series, has written this detective crime thriller 'The Cuckoo's Calling' under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. As per the Jacket-flap of the book, Robert Galbraith is born in 1968, is married with two sons. After several years with the Royal Military Police, he was attached to the SIB (Special Investigation Branch), the plain-clothes branch of the RMP. He left the military in 2003 and has been working since then in the civilian security industry. The idea for protagonist Cormoran Strike grew directly out of his own experiences and those of his military friends who have returned to the civilian world.

By:-Shekhar Singh