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Review: J.K. Rowling's 'The Cuckoo's Calling'

  • FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers during a photo call to unveil her new book, entitled: "The Casual Vacancy", at the Southbank Centre in London. Not many people read “The Cuckoo’s Calling” before word leaked out last weekend that author “Robert Galbraith” was, in fact, J.K. Rowling. But a handful who did managed to get a signed copy. Bids for a signed first edition _ signed “Robert Galbraith” _ have topped $1,000 on eBay. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

"The Cuckoo's Calling" (Mulholland Books), by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

Full disclosure: I never would have guessed.

I've read every book J.K. Rowling has published, some of them several times over. OK, all of them several times over. And still, I doubt I would have picked up on anything that would have made me think that SHE was the author behind "The Cuckoo's Calling."

I almost wish I hadn't known, so I wouldn't have read it with some of my attention in search of clues that would have made me suspicious that the book's author wasn't, in fact, an ex-military police officer and was actually one of the world's most famous storytellers.


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