JK Rowling’s crime drama unpicked

1 (765 x 430)The first adaptation of JK Rowling’s crime books, written under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, starts on Sunday on BBC One. After a fashion model falls from the window of her apartment, her death is ruled to be suicide. Private investigator Cormoran Strike is hired to discover whether she was actually murdered, Reports BBC
But the story is just as much about the growing friendship between Strike and Robin Ellacott, his new temp. The mini-series, which follows the book very closely, is an adaptation of the first Cormoran Strike book The Cuckoo’s Calling. As is now widely known, Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for Harry Potter author J K Rowling. Her identity as the writer of The Cuckoo’s Calling was revealed by a Sunday newspaper shortly after the book was published.
A lawyer was later disciplined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for breach of confidentiality after he admitted telling a close friend who Robert Galbraith really was. Apparently not. In the past JK has said: “At the point I was ‘outed’, Robert had sold 8,500 English language copies across all formats (hardback, eBook, library and audiobook).” She also pointed out that there had been two offers from TV companies before it became known that she was the author.


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