JK Rowling to publish second crime novel

JK Rowling published her first crime novel under a pseudonym Credit: Ian West/PA Archive

JK Rowling will publish her second crime novel this summer.

The Harry Potter creator was unmasked last year when it emerged she had secretly published a thriller called The Cuckoo's Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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'The Silkworm' sees private detective Cormoran Strike hunting the murderer of a novelist.

It is due to be published on June 19.

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