Author J.K. Rowling faced immense pressure and anticipation for her first book after the Harry Potter series, the adult-geared novel The Casual Vacancy. The novel was about as far away from Harry Potter as you could get, and some readers found themselves disappointed with the finished product. For her next effort, Rowling opted to do away with the scrutiny by writing under a pseudonym. She penned the first installment in a new crime detective series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, but her ruse didn’t last long as she was outed as the true author shortly after the book’s release. No matter, The Cuckoo’s Calling is a fantastically engrossing detective novel revolving around the somewhat prickly private investigator Cormoran Strike, and Rowling’s second Cormoran Strike book, The Silkworm, is quite possibly even better.
Given that the material is great and Rowling’s name brings a hefty amount of brand recognition to her works, a Cuckoo’s Calling TV show is now in development from the folks over at BBC One. More after the jump.