Just downloaded "The Cuckoo's Calling," the new mystery written by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. I am excited about this one. "Casual Vacancy," the character-heavy Rowling novel that got somewhat panned by a public with unreasonable expectations, was a tough read but certainly didn't deserve the bad press it received. Even though "Casual Vacancy" was an adult novel, readers expected another blockbuster like Harry. I think Rowling made a very smart move introducing what I assume will be a new series under a different name. "The Cuckoo's Calling," a mystery with a London private investigator named Cormoran Strike, did well on its own 2 feet before Rowling let the proverbial cat out of the bag. Now it's jumped to the top of the kindle list. Good for her. Looking forward to reading it. It might not be Harry, but, then again, why does it really need to be? Anyone with Rowling's talent has more than our favorite wizards up her Hogwart's dress robe's sleeve ...
Brenda Haas lived in the Pittsburgh, PA area for over 20 years and moved to Lake Erie with her husband in early 2018. She has two grown daughters and way too many pets.
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