Robert Galbraith's newest novel, "The Cuckoo's Calling," has been called a "brilliant debut novel," but the problem is that Robert Galbraith was sealed in a trunk. Tired of her Harry Potter fame following her to her new novels, J.K. Rowling returned to the world of Potter but not for another story. She has spent months perfecting an actual polyjuice potion and now used it to assume the identity of Robert Galbraith.
We reached out to Galbraith's wife, who said she has taken note of a change in her husband Robert's behavior the last few months.
He has spent years working on his ideas for a book but getting nowhere, then suddenly he seemed a new man and began churning out page after page. When I asked him about the change, he bought me a new Bentley and I guess I got distracted from that point on.
Rowling was eventually caught when she ran out of hair to pluck from the balding Robert Galbraith's head and his wife walked in on the hideous transformation. As she was being escorted away by authorities (who for some reason, were taking her to a public restroom) had this to say to reporters:
I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.
Robert, now free from the trunk that imprisoned him for months, now plans to continue working on his debut novel. Mrs. Galbraith, as Rowling was being led away, said only "do I still get to keep the Bentley?"
Synopsis of The Cuckoo's Calling:
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.
Meanwhile, since the reveal that J.K. Rowling was the author of The Cuckoo's Calling, sales for the book on Amazon.com went up 507,000%.