The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling
July 15, 2013
Late last week the story broke that “debut” mystery novelist Robert Galbraith, author of the well-received The Cuckoo’s Calling, is in fact J. K. Rowling writing under a secret pseudonym. The holds queue has exploded to 239, with hold #1 dating only to two days ago on Saturday! That must be close to a record groundswell. There’s actually a bit of controversy about this, in part because the fictitious name came with some fictitious bio background that doesn’t apply to Rowling’s own real life. Here’s one story from NPR. Thanks to Becky and Karen for ordering a bunch more so quickly last week. By the way, there is as yet no available audiobook of this. [Update: Actually, Hachette does have an unabridged audio edition coming out September 10. I will put that on order].